How to Apply for Helb Loan

How To Apply For Helb Loan

This is a step by step guide on how to apply for HELB loan. The Higher Education Loans Board has been offering educational loans to university going students. Of late, they have introduced a new loan scheme for college students.

The hub will help you apply for the loan type you want without hustles. The whole process is done online. So, it is not possible to download a form, fill it of-line and then drop it to their offices. However you will have to print the form that you will fill online and have it signed by various people, take it to your bank and then drop it at HELB's offices.

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Procedures That You Should Follow to Apply for HELB Loan

  1. The first stage is to gain access to the HELB website. This can be done by typing www.helb.co.ke on your browsers address bar. Alternatively, you just Google HELB and click on the first link that appears. By doing this, you will land to their home page where you will have to scroll all the way down to HELB downloads.
  2. Click on the download button.
  3. Select what you want to achieve from the HELB site.

These are the available options:

  • Online loan application forms (undergraduate loans / Bursary-scholarship application / postgraduate-continuing Education)
  • Repayment downloads
  • Suppliers downloads
  • Helb compliance form

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Create Your Helb Account

4. A new window will appear where you will have to log in – if you already have an account or sign up – to create a new account (for first time applicants).

5. To create an account you click on the 'Create HELB account button'. The details required here are National ID Number, First Name, Middle Name, Last Name, KRA PIN NO, if you don't have a pin number check here on how to apply for KRA Pin, Email address, Confirm Email address, provide a Password: (Minimum of six characters), Confirm Password: Then click on register button.

6. Once your account has been created, log in in using your email and password you provided when creating the account in step (5) above to access the loan form.

7. Fill the forms online, print and submit the forms as instructed.

8. Do not be discouraged if the website misbehaves. It sometimes does so, be persistent and keep on trying.

Helb Approved Banks

Successful applicants will have their accounts credited before the beginning of each semester. Students are advised to open accounts with any of the following collaborating banks:

  1. Equity Bank
  2. Kenya Commercial Bank
  3. Cooperative Bank of Kenya
  4. National Bank of Kenya
  5. Kenya Post Office Savings Bank (Postbank)

Note

When the time for application has expired, the links are removed from the HELB's website until the right time comes.

  1. Print two copies of the duly filled Loan Application Form.
  2. Have the form appropriately filled, signed and stamped by the relevant authorities and guarantors.
  3. Sign the form and attach all the necessary documents as indicated in the checklist appearing on the last page of the Loan Application Form.
  4. Present one copy of the duly completed Loan Application Form and all the attached supporting documents at any of the following:
  • Select Huduma Centres: Nairobi GPO, Kakamega, Eldoret, Nakuru, Mombasa, Kisumu, Nyeri, Embu Machakos, Kisii, Bungoma, Turkana, Meru, Kitui, Kericho, Nandi [Kapsabet], Thika, Garissa and Kitale for free and secure delivery to HELB Head Office.
  • HELB Student Centre on Mezzanine One [M1], Anniversary Towers, University Way, Nairobi
  1. Retain one copy of the duly filled LAF [Mandatory].
  2. Please ensure that you read, understand and follow the instructions provided at the beginning of the online loan application process.

HIGHER EDUCATION LOANS BOARD CONTACTS
Anniversary Towers, 18th Floor,
University Way, P.O. Box 69489 00400
Tel: 251877/246590/1, Fax: 252330
Nairobi, Kenya

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Patkay 13 months ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

@Kennedy, with an affidavit, it should be accepted as a legal document.


Kennedy 13 months ago

i have one letter omitted on my academic certificates thus making the name to be different from that in I.D. but i have the affidavit from the court. will it work when i attach it on my application form?


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Patkay 14 months ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

Yes @rose murugi you can edit the for again. You just log in and make the necessary changes and print again.


rose murugi 14 months ago

Can one correct information on the online form after it has been saved and printed?? And if so how??


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Patkay 15 months ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

@ angel since you applied for the first time though never succeeded, you can still apply again. This time you will use the subsequent option.


angel 15 months ago

i applied for first time undergraduate 2014/2015 and did not qualify i did an appeal once and wasnt sucessful... can i apply for the 2015/2016 first time undergraduate now that its open please advice me on that am really in need


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Patkay 15 months ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

@eric there are other bank option available. I think you should keep trying.


eric 15 months ago

i have been filling the form but when it comes to choose the banks am only given one option KCB only please help


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Patkay 22 months ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

Brian those who attain grades for university apply for the HELB loan. And for those others who are not picked by JAB can still apply for TIVET loans.


BRIAN OGOT 22 months ago

i have just completed high school and expecting the results to be released,my main concern is to know what grade am i supposed to get so as i may be qualified to get government support specifically from HELB?


JACOB MUMO 2 years ago

and how is it that it seems very easy to fill these appp forms but very difficult when you get started. or you just complicate the matter once we commence filling them. i dunno whether others do have the same problem but as per now im done


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Patkay 2 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

@beli yes the process is easy.


beli 2 years ago

It helpful to apply though have not yet applied


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Patkay 2 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

The form is filled on line. You will see a link saying click to apply for helb loan.


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Patkay 2 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

Hi @judith you should put a zero there.


judith 2 years ago

hi..on the side of expenses details what information do you put on mortgage


eric 2 years ago

hi pat. i am a first time applicant of the HELB loan scholarship. but then i do wonder because am not getting a form that i can download so that i can fill it on my own.


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Patkay 2 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

@WALTER try using the option of forgot password.


WALTER 2 years ago

Hi? I have been trying to access my helb site but i don't remember my first password that i used during registration,,,can you help me


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Patkay 2 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

Have you applied again for the subsequent one?


ombati geooffre 2 years ago

hi.i applied my loan and got a portion for the first semester,i have waited since then for the second sem dispersment but all in vain what can i do?


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Patkay 2 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

@BENEDETA you are welcome


BENEDETA 2 years ago

THANKS


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Patkay 2 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

If you had created an account, you cannot create another, so you can contact the admin of HELB who should be in a position to help you recover your account. I hope all will be well.


BENEDETA 2 years ago

@patkay have tried it more than ones,i had already filled up my personal details that is created an account now it seems impossible for me to apply again and am worried so much


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Patkay 2 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

@benedeta have you tried to use the option forgot password, you can also contact the HELB admin.


benedeta 2 years ago

Am undergraduate student have tried to apply for loan since last year and it seems my ID number is already in their account.How am i going to apply again.Please help


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Patkay 2 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

fredrick oduor have you tried to use the option forgot password? If you do not get through, contact HELB.


fredrick oduor 2 years ago

Unable to log in my helb account, every time i tried to do so it rejects the address and password from February 2013. What can i do?


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Patkay 2 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

andeh you will have to keep on applying every academic year.


andeh 2 years ago

how many times in an academic year do you apply for helb loan or once they lend you the money they will keep on doing the same till you finish your course or you have to apply a fresh every academic year


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Patkay 3 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

I agree 100% KIBOR , but they are asleep. Hope they will pull up their socks.


KIBOR 3 years ago

HELB management should work very hard to improve service delivery


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Patkay 3 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

Something is terribly wrong with HELB. It has been more than a month now and their website is still down.


monah 3 years ago

hey what is happening with helb.


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Patkay 3 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

frankline ngenoh, the loan ought to be there but we have something going bad with HELB. Their website has been down for too long. I do not know what those concerned are doing.


frankline ngenoh 3 years ago

i have tried applying helbloan with no success .or is there no helbloan for this years undergraduates


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Patkay 3 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

boaz, you will require an ID so that you can first apply for KRA pin and then be able to apply for the helb loan.


boaz 3 years ago

hi,i don't have an ID card ,could i be able to apply for helb?


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Patkay 3 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

Alfred Muendo, the website is for Helb, my work here is only to try to illustrate the processes you go through when filling the form. It is true their website has been down for too long. It is very disappointing. But keep checking.


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Patkay 3 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

Paul Hillary, their website not functioning shows incompetence of the highest order. Then, it would be better they go back to analog submissions.


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Patkay 3 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

Yes, fat218, you have to fill and save the form before print. But at the moment, their website is down. But keep trying.


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Patkay 3 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

onesmas, at the moment their network is down. But you can keep on checking when it comes back, you can download that form you want.


onesmas 3 years ago

hi.i applied for the loan and was awarded sh 35000.it is insufficient to cater for my needs.i am looking for loan review form in vain.kindly assist me.i came to anniversary towers but was not assisted.how do i secure the form


fat218 3 years ago

hi, i filled the application forms, but every time i try saving the details, it fails... so am asking, do u have to save it first before printing??


Paul Hillary 3 years ago

Hi,and good work.About the Helb site-It seems they do not want any applicants.The site isn't functioning properly and the expirery date is only a few days away,i wonder what will become of the students.


Alfred Muendo 3 years ago

The network is still very busy,so please you will have to prolong the time or you allow to apply manually so as to ensure that every one get the loan.Otherwise i thank your efforts to assist students to learn without problems.


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Patkay 3 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

charles murigi, I agree that there is much problem with the website. For months it has been down. You can try to access it during the night and see if it will work.


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Patkay 3 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

Joshua Mambo, am not the one who releases the results. I am just blogger trying to make your work easier. What you should do is to log in to your account and check if you have been awarded the loan.


charles murigi 3 years ago

we are experiencing a lot problems in applying for helb because the network is always busy,we need assistance.


Joshua Mambo 3 years ago

When are you going to give the results for the first time applicant 2013/2014


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Patkay 3 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

Violette , am so sorry, they say that they are working on it but no results yet. I think they are lacking experts to do the job.


Violette 3 years ago

what on earth is wrong with the HELB website!so damn frustrating!


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Patkay 3 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

gathuka, I would suggest you visit HELB offices and see if they will help you solve your problem.


gathuka 3 years ago

Gathuka Peter N.

I applied for Helb loan/bursary immediately i received my admission letter to join university as a regular student in september 2012 but was not awarded anything despite the struggles i underwent. Later, i appealed twice, around oct/nov. 2012 and in January/Feb. 2013 as a continueing student. i did not receive any positive response online or otherwise again from HELB. Despite the appeals, no assistance seems to be forthcoming as i join second year. Am very desperate. What should i do to access the HELB Loan so that i don't drop out of college?


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Patkay 3 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

LMUTWIRI12, there is a huge problem with HELB. I think this could portray the inefficiency we have at HELB. You can try to access the site at odd hour like midnight and see if will open.


LMUTWIRI12@GMAIL.COM 3 years ago

HI,I TRIED TO LOG INTO MY ACCOUNT BUT IT DIDN'T OPEN,WHAT MIGHT BE THE PROBLEM?LEWIS


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Patkay 3 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

akasegere, I feel your frustration. I do not know what is happening with these HELB guys, their site has been down for too long. Let us hope they will sort out this mess.


akasegere 3 years ago

no way to access the registration what can we do frustrated parent


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Patkay 3 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

Hi , I have not checked if it has been moved.


Bett 3 years ago

Has the deadline for loan application be moved. If so when is it.


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Patkay 3 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

larrie, you can confirm somewhere else but I think it is up to 60,000.


larrie 3 years ago

what is the maximum amnt of money thar i can apply for in 2013/2014 helb


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Patkay 3 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

kajambo, there has been a major problem with the site of late. Keep on trying and you might be able to finish the remaining bit.


kajambo 3 years ago

why is the web not openning for 2013/2014 new applicants to apply for helb loan,or its closed,how can one get assisted even after filling in the form partly on line

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Patkay 3 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

It is true dedan juma, that the website has been down for a long time. It shows incompetence on the part of theose concerned. Let us hope they will sort this mess out before 15 which is the deadline.


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Patkay 3 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

samuel kmtc, you can log in to your account and check your loan status.


dedan juma 3 years ago

for how long will the HELB website be down because the first time applicants deadline is about to reach yet we can't do anything,or has it already reached?


samuel kmtc 3 years ago

hey, i want to know whether students who applied recently have been awarded the money


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Patkay 3 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

ERICK, there is a huge problem with the HELB website. At the moment the website is down and of no help to anyone.


ERICK 3 years ago

Hi, I opened my account with the Helb, yet if I try to log in it does not go through why? and what can I do to go through? Please help.....


jeffrey 3 years ago

will i be able to use a passport instead of an ID to apply for aloan?


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Patkay 3 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

debrah, printing should be automatic unless you have a local problem with your printer.


debrah 3 years ago

i have already filled all the recuired information but it has delayed in printing.why?


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Patkay 3 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

Please mary, contact helb and see if they will answer your question.


mary 3 years ago

hey, i do not have an id yet can i use my birth certificate to apply for HELB loan?


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Patkay 3 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

Hi Alfred, for this, you should follow up with HELB, my work is only to highlight how you can apply for the loan. Thanks.


Alfred 3 years ago

hii, admn am Alfred .i have severally applied for the helb lone with all my efforts being unsuccessful.what the problem?


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Patkay 3 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

harrison, kindly contact HELB using the given addresses, for more help.


harrison 3 years ago

what if one applies more than the required amount as per the cost sharing policy.will the form be processep?kindly assist me because am involved


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Patkay 3 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

JMACHARIA, for any loan you want, you should apply through the helbs website.


JMACHARIA 3 years ago

tell me how i can get a loan from mt kenya universirty


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Patkay 3 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

harrison, mostly what you need is you must be having an ID, a PIN number, and then of course you must be in a public university or any other that is liable to allow you get a HELB loan.


harrison 3 years ago

hi, i was told to fill the helb loan review form, what are the requirements and can i also fil the compliance form


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Patkay 3 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

prince same, it would be good you contact the admin of HELB to get clear details. Thanks.


prince same 3 years ago

am working with the government and interested in furthering my education do i really qualify for helb loan rather than going for bank loans which i think will affect my financial state...


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Patkay 3 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

charles kyalo, If you have applied just pray and wait, you will get the loan. Then work hard and God will help you.


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Patkay 3 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

kiprotich victor, you will be required to get an ID first so that you can be able to apply for HELB loan.


kiprotich victor 3 years ago

I am a first year student and have no ID.How can I access HELB loan?


charles kyalo 3 years ago

I need this loan seriously so that i can achieve my goals and prove my dad wrong who told me its impossible coz he can't afford campus fees,but i have an option.God help me.


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Patkay 3 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

evans, Loans are available even for diploma students.


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Patkay 3 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

wambenza, Yes, you should apply for the HELB loan.


wambenza 3 years ago

I'm at the university taking a Diploma course can i be given aloan


evans lunani 3 years ago

to you offer loan to Diploma students


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Patkay 3 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

john, I do not own the website, but keep on trying to check, it will work somehow. Sometimes it is like that.


john 3 years ago

your website is down at the moment what is wrong????? deadline is 29th february and i want to download my form but i can't am a continuing student in mombasa polytechnic


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Patkay 3 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

Esther, I am not sure how you can go about this, but I suggest you contact the Admin of HELB. You will get help from them.


Esther 3 years ago

hi pat!am rilly confused i need help..as i ws makin an editn request for my alredy filled and printed form i dint knw tht pressn tht option doesn't automatically tek u to th editn option.now am out of requests yet i have some corrections i need to make before the deadline..wat do i do??


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Patkay 3 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

mercie, this is tricky, am not sure about this unless you confirm with HELB. Though remember they require also your pin and again to get a PIN you need an ID number.


mercie 3 years ago

hi pat, is it possible for one to apply for helbs without the national identity card for instant, for those who had applied for the m yet they have not received


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Patkay 3 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

Yes edwin, it is possible to get but you must apply for the loan first.


edwin 3 years ago

am an engineering student at mombasa polytechnic university college and left with two papers to go because of school fees have not been able to complete my course and so i ask can i t be possible to get loan from helb or tivet


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Patkay 3 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

melissah, go ahead and apply for a loan by visiting the HELBs website.


melissah 3 years ago

am doing a course in mount kenya university, diploma in education.i scored a c(plain) wondering if l can get a loan! pliz hlp


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Patkay 3 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

okello xavier, that is a tough one cause I do not know how HELB operates internally. But I am sure if you get selected for loan, they will notify you.


Patkay 3 years ago

okello xavier am a medical student in Uganda n i applied for helb in Jan but av not got any response from them and whenever i call they fail to pick my calls so what could be the problem.


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Patkay 3 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

martin olum, try contacting the admin of the HELB website for further help.


martin olum 3 years ago

ma idno. was wrongly written wen applying for helb and i can't write it correctly/change while editing,wot shud i do fellows


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Patkay 3 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

Grace, you should check on the HELB's website. Just locate the download button and click on it. Then look for the postgraduate application if it is still open. I have realized the site is down at the moment but keep checking.


Grace 3 years ago

Hi PatKay. wish to know if postgraduate HELB loan application 2012/2013 is on and if so how do i access it?


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Patkay 3 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

trizah m, they will usually send you a letter once you are approved.


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Patkay 3 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

For sure cheruiyot vincent, we can not tell if it is a way of locking out some of the students. But what you have to know is many people are trying to access it at the moment. And at such times, you know how Kenyan websites behave.


cheruiyot vincent 3 years ago

dedline for submiting loan form is almost and the website of HELB department is very poor the last 3 days is not working now i wounder how can some students be lock out or is this the way of reducing applicants


trizah m 3 years ago

after how long is one supposed to wait in order to get reply from the helb ?


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Patkay 3 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

mogere yusuf isaack, it will depend on the application type you want, some might be closed for the moment.


mogere yusuf isaack 3 years ago

thanks for opening for me HELB account but i haven't yet applied since the online application form is nowhere to be seen


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Patkay 3 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

harrison, sometimes when there is no application going on, the forms are usually closed. Otherwise you should keep on checking on the helb downloads page.


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Patkay 3 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

james, this is usually a problem with their website. The only best thing is keep on trying.


harrison 3 years ago

i applied for helb loan then i was told to fill the loan review form, and that form is not found please help me.


james 3 years ago

i have tried saving my personal details as a first time applicant but it isn't saving those details meaning i cnt go to the next step! please help!!


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Patkay 3 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

MIKA, most of the codes you need can be searched online using google search. Any information that is not applicable, you can use N/A or 0 for those fields that require the use of numbers.


MIKA 3 years ago

which codes does the helb need entered when filling the loan form, i .e the county and country codes? How do I find the correct codes? And is it a must to fill the street name and house numbers whereas I live upcountry where none of this is available or what should I indicate there?


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Patkay 3 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

HARRISON, there is an option for resetting your password. That is what you should use.


HARRISON 3 years ago

hi, am sorry i forgot my password i used while opening my helb account so am unable to access that account.kindly send me my password in your database to my e-mail(h.aglomba@yahoo.com)thenks.


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Patkay 3 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

ngere albert, this could be a problem when the website is down or if the url is no longer working. Otherwise you should keep trying to access the website.


ngere albert 3 years ago

why do computers portray a http error when directed by the site on how yo go on with filling in process


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Patkay 3 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

You should use the option of first time applicant for 2012/2013 Undergraduate Direct Entry - this is this for those who have been selected by JAB.

If you are a students in Technical, Industrial, Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training (TIVET) tertiary institutions you will use the TIVET/FUNZO Application Type option. I hope this helps.


miss 3 years ago

its my first time to apply for helb form.can you help me nimeenda til a point written first time applicants ,second and subsequent applicants and undergraduate loan review form.where do i go next for me to get the form so that i can fill the information needed


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Patkay 3 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

marietta you have to be persistent. Keep on trying to save and eventually you will be able to save the records. This is usually a problem from their website.


marietta 3 years ago

Hi patkay,av been trying to fill up the first time application for the helb loan but its not possible to save my details,what do I do.


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Patkay 3 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

pm, it is not mine, Iam just trying to help people out, but thanks anyway.


pm 3 years ago

your website is so down


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Patkay 3 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

tim sogomo, yes links I have given here are opening and they are showing the ones that are ongoing and the closed applications. Have you tried clicking on the link you want and trying to proceed? If you encounter a problem you can contact HELB.


tim sogomo 3 years ago

hi pat, are the links already closed because i can't access them on the helb site but your link from hub says its still ongoing?


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Patkay 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

Hello Trizah, HELB offers loans to Kenyan students who are admitted to public universities through the Joint Admissions Board and to those attending private chartered universities. I believe you are entitled but you can confirm from Mt. Kenya. The procedure is simple you only need to follow the istructions I have given here.


TRIZAH 4 years ago

Hi Patkay,am a student in mount kenya uni doing a dip in banking and finance course,and continue with a degree in bcom.i want to knw whether it can be possible to get aloan frm helb and if yes what the terms?


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Patkay 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

Yvonne this is a tough one for me, but all the same thanks for asking. I suggest you contact helb directly using the numbers I have listed down. Thanks.


Yvonne 4 years ago

hi, I applied for helb review form -as requested- in June till now I have not received an returns.AM out of exam room.Does it mean that I wasn't successful as my colleagues says they have gotten their reports.plz help.


anthony 4 years ago

i am supposed to join Machakos university college as a first year student on 7/1/2013 but currently i can't access the helb application form because the site is closed.what should i do since this is a problem affecting many students newly admitted to the same university.


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Patkay 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

Hi agnes. Which loan are you applying for? Most of them are ongoing, it is only two that are closed at the moment. Click on the place written downloads and select the loan type you want to apply for.


agnes 4 years ago

i have created a HELB account but link is closed, where can i get the form.


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Patkay 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

Ayub Wanga, the application is ongoing and it will be between October and December. But why wait till he last moment? You should apply now to avoid last minute rush.


Ayub Wanga 4 years ago

what's the deadline for first time applicants applying for January loan?


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Patkay 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

Taurus, if it is the first time you are joining university, you are supposed to fill the loan form for "First time Applicants for 2012/2013 Undergraduate Direct Entry". It is ongoing, so check the link I have provided or check from helb website.


Tarus 4 years ago

Hi,i am supposed to join UON next year on may and i have been asked to apply for helb loan before 30 november but when i checked on helb website,the pdf was closed.So what can i do?


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Patkay 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

Dan, According to HELB, currently those who graduated between 1974/75 and 1994/95 academic years repay their loans at an interest rate of 2%. Those who took loans from 1995/96 academic year to date are repaying their loan with an interest rate of 4%.


dan 4 years ago

how much is the interest rate?


dan 4 years ago

how much is the interest rate?


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Patkay 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

Jane, I did not list the branches but be assured that all the branches are included.


jane 4 years ago

why are is Equity bankKasarani branch not in the list u have provided for the first applicants


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Patkay 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

Hi muema nicholas muema, you should follow it up with HELB. Contact their offices and they will solve the problem.


muema nicholas muema 4 years ago

i applied for my helb loan 2012/2013 on june and up to now the money is not released to my account


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Patkay 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

Hello Bonface kayugira, sorry that you are problems filling your HELB form. The pages are usually arranged in a tabular manner and you are supposed to move from one page to another. So locate the tabs and click on them to fill your form.


Bonface kayugira 4 years ago

Have tried filling Helb loan form online but am unable to access the rest of the pages how can do so that i can complete filling this form please?


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Patkay 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

Hi ANN, that is serious, but I think you should try to create another new account.


ANN 4 years ago

I made a mistake in the ID number how do i change it


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Patkay 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

getrude, I doubt if that will apply but you should contact HELB and hear what they are going to say. Thanks for reading and commenting.


getrude 4 years ago

when l study in uganda can lstill get the loan


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Patkay 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

EZAKIEL MESHACK OMONDI, you should leave 1 copy with your bank and the other copy you drop at Anniversary Towers, 18th Floor.


EZAKIEL MESHACK OMONDI 4 years ago

Kindly conffirm to me the reception of my completed HELB form coz da procedure doesn't tell what next after printing of da two letters. Thanks in advance.


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Patkay 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

Serena, which form are you looking? You are supposed to click on "Online loan application forms (undergraduate loans / Bursary-scholarship application / postgraduate-continuing Education)." Then you select the loan type you are applying for.


Serena 4 years ago

hey Pat, I can't see the first form... the very first one...


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Patkay 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

Sarah in KMTC, Log in to the HELB website and apply for the loan you want if it is still ongoing. HELB can award a maximum loan and bursary of Kshs.55,000/- and Kshs.8,000 respectively.


Sarah in KMTC 4 years ago

Kindly, I just wanted to know if I can be considered if I apply for HELB now. Kindly how loan do they take to give out the loans after one has applied?


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Patkay 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

Hi erastus, I am not sure if it will work, but the best thing would be to contact the admin of HELB.


erastus 4 years ago

hi patkay,i was asking whether one can use another email account to open a registered helb account.mine has completely refused.


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Patkay 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

janette, confirm the details that you are supplying and make sure they are the ones that you used before. Remember you should log in to the account you created previously.


janette 4 years ago

i revieced an email confirming i had gotten the loanbut when i try applying for a 2 time it says incorrect id no


purity kaari 4 years ago

do they offer loan to DIPLOMA students


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Patkay 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

sammy, Almost all of the loans applications are still open, the only one that is closed is Undegraduate loan 2011/2012. Thanks for reading and commenting.


sammy 4 years ago

when is the helb application deadline for 2012/2013


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Patkay 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

TIM, I am not sure of this, the best thing would be for you to contact HELB personally. They will let you know if it is possible.


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Patkay 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

irene, that is a bit tricky. But have you tried to contact the admin of HELB?


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Patkay 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

Thanks esther, glad you liked it.


esther 4 years ago

very helpful


irene 4 years ago

hi each time i try to open my account it tells me there is an error i was advised to open a new account bt it tells me that i already have an account .what should i do?please help..thanks in advance.


TIM 4 years ago

DOES HELB ALSO CATER FOR THE UNDERAGE STUDENTS?


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Patkay 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

Mwoi, I am not sure about this but I think it is a yes. You can confirm by contacting HELB.


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Patkay 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

erastus, try confirming the Email address you are giving. If it is the correct one, then contact the admin of HELB.


Mwoi 4 years ago

does HELB offer loan to Kenya Medical Training College


erastus 4 years ago

i registered my account with helb but each time i try to log in my password is rejected,when i log in to(i forgot my password) im told that it has been sent to my email but i can't see it. what could be the problem?


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Patkay 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

Daniel you have to be persistent. Keep trying because the site sometimes misbehaves and make sure you do not skip any step.


Daniel 4 years ago

I am unable to fill Step 3 of 3: Applicant:- University & Loan Details but i had filled personal and residient details but the form is not moving to the next step. please help me.


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Patkay 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

shiku essy. Sorry the website was down for quite a good number of days. I see it is back now. You can try to apply now.


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Patkay 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

victor, there was a problem with their website. But things are okay now.


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Patkay 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

ALI, let us hope they will improve and make the process user friendly.


ALI 4 years ago

the procedure for applying Helb has become more complex at our time a form bearing a number was sent with admission letter to you but at this moment you are the one to find in fact most students from remote areas who got their admission letters just one week to reporting like those of kenyatta university have suffered a lot...


victor 4 years ago

how are we going to access the forms if even after following the procedure they're not appearring


shiku essy 4 years ago

Surely the website cannot open 24/7 kwani ni there is no money ama hampeani na hamtushow this is boring kushinda k


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Patkay 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

Hi john, sorry for that, but on the other hand, HELB is not mine, I am just a freelancer trying to make your work easier by filling the missing gaps. Yes the site is down and sadly for a long time I also wonder what is happening. You better try to contact them directly.


john 4 years ago

How do you expect us to fill these forms when your site is down 24/7 ? im frustrated


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Patkay 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

Thanks vivian for reading and commenting. Their website is down at the moment so we can not be able to tell when the deadline is.


vivian 4 years ago

Thanks a lot for your help but i hope you can tell us the deadline for HELB application.


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Patkay 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

Alma, sorry, the website is down. I hope they are working on it.


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Patkay 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

alicemercy, I agree with you, the site has been down lately. I don't know what is happening. For the password, you should try to ask for a new password through the option of forgot password.


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alicemercy 4 years ago from Nakuru

The password i used is lost as i am not the one who typed the info.how will i open the account?the site has been down lately,what could be the problem?


Alma 4 years ago

Hi,am trying to apply for a loan and I am not getting any response online. What could be the matter??


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Patkay 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

alicemercy, you will log in to your account and apply afresh. Make sure you provide correct details to improve your chances of securing a loan. You can also seek assistace from someone with the knowledge of filling up the HELB loan forms. Wish you the best.


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Patkay 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

caleb orem, the site is not opening now, unless we check later.


caleb orem 4 years ago

when is the deadline for 2012/2013 HELB application


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alicemercy 4 years ago from Nakuru

i want to apply for the second time,how do i go about it.the 1st trial was unsuccessful and i dint get a reason why


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Patkay 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

Hi Marion, HELB usually gives a deadline for the loan application. So if the deadline has not been reached, it will still be possible to apply. If it has expired, then you will be forced to apply for the coming semester. You can check the Helb website.


Marion 4 years ago

Hi Patkay, my daughter has just been called to join Moi University for a Bachelor of Engineering Course. We got her letter yesterday (7th August) since it had been posted to the wrong address, and she is supposed to report on 10th August. Will this be a problem, considering the fact that she still wants to get a loan from HELB and has not yet been able to do so.


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Patkay 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

Hi caleb orem, there is no defined (fixed) amount that you should expect. It will depend on how lucky you are. When applying, you should apply for the maximum amount.


caleb orem 4 years ago

hi am a first year at mombasa poly my question is that how much can helb give to a total orphan


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Patkay 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

Hi paul. From what I have heard, the loan you can get will depend how you repaid your other undergraduate loan. You can try to confirm with others though. Thanks for reading and commenting.


paul 4 years ago

Hi , am undertaking a Masters programme. How much can helb advance me.


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Patkay 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

Thanks david for reading and commenting. I am just trying to make it easy for people to access online resources easily.


david 4 years ago

sincerely,patkay hub have help many students and also give terms and conditions which are easy to undertake.


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Patkay 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

Thanks monicamelendez for approving this hub. I am glad that you liked it.


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monicamelendez 4 years ago from Salt Lake City

Nice walkthrough patkay!


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Patkay 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

dwachira, I agree with your views. I hope this will help students when they are applying for their helb loan. I also wish the government would pump in more money into the project. Thanks a lot for reding and commenting.


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dwachira 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

Thanks PatKay for this information, most of my students had a rough time this semester applying for the HELB loan. Some had filled in the wrong application category, i think the deadline being 30th June, they were doing it in a hurry.

Also, as an applicant you only have 3 chances to make corrections online and print the forms, more than that may require the applicant to go to HELB HQ at Anniversary Towers.

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