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HELB 2022 – How to Apply Online for First Time Application

Are you stuck in applying for HELB 2022 Loan application? We are here to guide you. We are going to direct you on how to apply for the loan from the Higher education loan board

HELB is a statutory body, established in 1995 by the act of parliament and it is a nation-owned organization under the Education Ministry.

Talking about the process of getting a loan, HELB’s first-time application form needs to be first filled out online. Then the filled form needs to be downloaded in PDF format. It should then be printed, duly signed and attached with other required documents before submitting at the office. More details are given later on.

HELB 2022 – All you need to Know

Higher Education Loan’s Board is liable for supporting students who want to join institutions of higher learning in the nation like Technical and Vocational Education Training Institutes, colleges, and universities. 

This statutory body carries the process via bursaries and scholarships that it provides to the students who are needy in Kenya. This article will unfold step by step guide on how to do the HELB application online. The maximum amount that each student should get is Kshs, 60,000 and the minimum is Kshs, 35,000. 

Types of HELB Student Loans

There are two kinds of undergraduate applications for loans.

First-time HELB application: This is for the students who want to apply for the first time.

Subsequent and second HELB application: This is for the students who want to apply for the second, third, and fourth time. 

HELB Application Overview

HELB application is made online. The student is required to download the duly filled form, sign it and attach other relevant documents. Then the application needs to be submitted at the HELB office situated at Anniversary Towers Nairobi.

Required Documents for HELB Online Application

  • National Identity Card
  • Bank Account
  • A Kenya Revenue Authority PIN
  • Details of the parents (Identification Card Photocopy)
  • KCPE and KCSE results
  • Address of the e-mail
  • Information of any three individuals who will be the guarantors that are employed (Should own a copy of the ID)

How to Apply for HELB – First Time Application Form Filling Guide 2022

  • Go to the website for the official HELB portal
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  • Click on “User Registration”
  • You will be redirected to the Login page. Click on the option “Register”
  • Enter the ID Number and Name
  • Press Validate
  • Accomplish registration with an e-mail and password and hit register
  • Begin filling the form with accuracy. You should not skip any step.
  • After you have accomplished filling the form with accuracy visit the homepage to verify whether you have all the information required.
  • After you have confirmed that you are going to fill out the form visit the homepage and hit the icon identified as ‘’Print form’’ to print out the HELB form.
  • After you have filled the form, make sure that the required parts are to be signed and stamped.
  • Attach the needed docs and present the filled form to the Nearest huduma centre.

Apply for HELB via Mobile App

This is the easiest, most convenient, and best way to apply for the HELB subsequent and second loan. This is done by the use of the HELB Mobile Application.

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A big number of students like this method because it doesn’t need a lot of paperwork or difficulties. It requires a WIFI connection and the application itself. 

The process to fill in the application on the HELB app is self-explanatory. Simply download the app and you will see all the information within the app.

Some of the learners have complained about the application not being responsive to smartphones. If you experience difficulties you should reach the support which is live 24/7.

How Continuing Students Can Update HELB Profile Online

 All the continuing learners must update their profiles. Just follow these steps:

1. You should go to the new portal for student

2. Enter the identification card and first name

3. Press verify

4. Accomplish registration with a password and an email and press register. (You should use the address email that you used in the previous account to create a profile.

5. Update the profile.

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HELB Loan Amount

  • The awarding of loans ranges from Kshs, 40,000 to a maximum of Kshs, 60,000.
  • For the students in Kenya University and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) the loan amount is divided for Upkeep and the fee of tuition. 
  • A good amount of Ksh, 4,000 for government students sponsored from disbursed and awarded to the campus per semester for the tuition.
  • A fee of administrative of Ksh,500 annually is charged on the loan given and deducted from the loan that has been disbursed. 
  • A number that is limited of needy sponsored government learners get Kshs, 4,000 and Ksh, 8,000 yearly. The bursary is to be paid to the varsity. 

Some Other Methods For Making Subsequent HELB Loan Application

Apart from the use of a mobile application, there are other ways or methods you can apply to create your HELB subsequent and second loan app. These methods are via the USSD code or by the online portal. 

How to Repay HELB Loan

The undergrad repayments of the loan are done within a year of studies completion. The board decides on when to recall the loan and how to reduce the loan balances in university institutions. Higher Education Loan’s Board charges 4 per cent yearly and is repayable up to a maximum of 120 months. 

HELB Contacts 

If you need more information we recommend you to go to the HELB site which is 

Official Websitewww.helb.co.ke
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Email IDcontactcentre@helb.co.ke
Telephone0711052000
Twitter@HELBpage

Frequent Asked Questions

How to Apply for HELB Loan?

The application process is partially online and partially manual. You can fill in the forms on the official website or mobile app. Then the duly filled form needs to be submitted at the nearest HUDUMBA centre.

What are the two kinds of HELB loan applications?

They are 1) First-time applications and 2) Subsequent (second-time) Applications.

Wrapping Up

The article has explained vividly how to apply for HELB Loan in Kenya. If you want to apply for this kind of loan read this guide step by step. It contains useful information that will help you in your pursuit of excellence in the academic world. 

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