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How to Apply for Helb Loan

Updated on December 3, 2016
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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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      Rose wangui 2 months ago

      My account has a problem... The part for first time application is not opened please help

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      Patrick Kamau 23 months ago from Nairobi, Kenya

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

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      Kennedy 24 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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      Patrick Kamau 2 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

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

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      rose murugi 2 years ago

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

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      Patrick Kamau 2 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

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

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      angel 2 years 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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      Patrick Kamau 2 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

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

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      eric 2 years 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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      Patrick Kamau 2 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      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.

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      BRIAN OGOT 2 years 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?

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      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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      Patrick Kamau 2 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      @beli yes the process is easy.

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      beli 3 years ago

      It helpful to apply though have not yet applied

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      Patrick Kamau 3 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

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

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      Patrick Kamau 3 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Hi @judith you should put a zero there.

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      judith 3 years ago

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

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      eric 3 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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      Patrick Kamau 3 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      @WALTER try using the option of forgot password.

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      WALTER 3 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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      Patrick Kamau 3 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Have you applied again for the subsequent one?

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      ombati geooffre 3 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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      Patrick Kamau 3 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      @BENEDETA you are welcome

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      BENEDETA 3 years ago

      THANKS

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      Patrick Kamau 3 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      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.

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      BENEDETA 3 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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      Patrick Kamau 3 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

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

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      benedeta 3 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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      Patrick Kamau 3 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

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

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      fredrick oduor 3 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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      Patrick Kamau 3 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

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

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      andeh 3 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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      Patrick Kamau 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

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

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      KIBOR 4 years ago

      HELB management should work very hard to improve service delivery

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      Patrick Kamau 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

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

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      monah 4 years ago

      hey what is happening with helb.

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      Patrick Kamau 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      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.

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      frankline ngenoh 4 years ago

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

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      Patrick Kamau 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      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.

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      boaz 4 years ago

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

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      Patrick Kamau 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      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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      Patrick Kamau 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      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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      Patrick Kamau 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      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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      Patrick Kamau 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      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.

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      onesmas 4 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

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      fat218 4 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??

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      Paul Hillary 4 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.

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      Alfred Muendo 4 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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      Patrick Kamau 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      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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      Patrick Kamau 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      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.

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      charles murigi 4 years ago

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

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      Joshua Mambo 4 years ago

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

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      Patrick Kamau 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      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.

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      Violette 4 years ago

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

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      Patrick Kamau 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

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

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      gathuka 4 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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      Patrick Kamau 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      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.

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      LMUTWIRI12@GMAIL.COM 4 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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      Patrick Kamau 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      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.

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      akasegere 4 years ago

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

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      Patrick Kamau 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

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

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      Bett 4 years ago

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

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      Patrick Kamau 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

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

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      larrie 4 years ago

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

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      Patrick Kamau 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      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.

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      kajambo 4 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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      Patrick Kamau 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      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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      Patrick Kamau 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

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

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      dedan juma 4 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?

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      samuel kmtc 4 years ago

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

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      Patrick Kamau 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

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

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      ERICK 4 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.....

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      jeffrey 4 years ago

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

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      Patrick Kamau 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

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

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      debrah 4 years ago

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

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      Patrick Kamau 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

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

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      mary 4 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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      Patrick Kamau 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

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

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      Alfred 4 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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      Patrick Kamau 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

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

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      harrison 4 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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      Patrick Kamau 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

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

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      JMACHARIA 4 years ago

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

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      Patrick Kamau 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      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.

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      harrison 4 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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      Patrick Kamau 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

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

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      prince same 4 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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      Patrick Kamau 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      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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      Patrick Kamau 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

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

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      kiprotich victor 4 years ago

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

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      charles kyalo 4 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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      Patrick Kamau 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      evans, Loans are available even for diploma students.

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      Patrick Kamau 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

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

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      wambenza 4 years ago

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

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      evans lunani 4 years ago

      to you offer loan to Diploma students

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      Patrick Kamau 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

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

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      john 4 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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      Patrick Kamau 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      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.

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      Esther 4 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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      Patrick Kamau 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      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.