In this article, we will look into how to apply for a HELB subsequent loan, along with the necessary requirements and application methods. In pursuit of higher education, many Kenyan students rely on financial support to meet their educational expenses.
The Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) plays a vital role in providing financial assistance to eligible students. For those who have previously received HELB support and require additional funds for their ongoing studies, the subsequent loan offers a convenient solution.
HELB Subsequent Loan Requirements and Qualifications
Before applying for a HELB subsequent loan, ensure that you meet the following eligibility criteria:
- Kenyan Citizenship: The applicant must be a Kenyan citizen to qualify for the subsequent loan.
- Enrollment in a Recognized Institution: Applicants should be currently enrolled in a university, college, or any other recognized institution within Kenya.
- Previous HELB Application: Eligible candidates must have previously applied for HELB support.
- Loan Application Limit: To be considered, applicants should not have exhausted the maximum number of times they are allowed to apply for HELB.
How to Apply for a HELB Subsequent Loan
HELB provides multiple convenient methods to apply for a subsequent loan, catering to different preferences and technological access. Here are the three options available:
Via HELB Mobile App
HELB has introduced a mobile app that streamlines the loan application process, making it entirely paperless. Follow these steps to apply through the HELB Mobile App:
- Download the HELB Mobile Application from Google Play Store.
- Register your details, including First Name, Phone Number, Email Address, National ID, and KRA PIN number, to generate a unique PIN.
- Accept the license agreement and complete a brief Question & Answer session to understand the purpose of credit.
- Proceed to the loan section, select undergraduate loans, and access the Undergraduate Subsequent Loan Application Form [LAF].
- Fill in the required details following the provided instructions and submit the application.
- Upon successful submission, a pop-up message will confirm your application, displaying the loan serial number.
Through the Online Portal
For those with internet access and a laptop, computer, or smartphone, the online portal provides an efficient way to apply for a subsequent HELB loan:
- Log in to the HELB student portal using your registered account.
- Navigate to the loans section and choose your level of study (Degree, Diploma, Certificate, Master’s Degree, Ph.D., etc.).
- Select the loan type and then proceed to the second and subsequent loan application.
- Accept the financial literacy terms and proceed with the application.
- Verify that all provided details are accurate, and then click the submit button.
- Upon successful submission, HELB will assign a loan application serial number as confirmation of receiving your application.
Via USSD (*642#)
For individuals without internet access or smartphones, the USSD option offers an inclusive way to apply for the subsequent loan:
- Ensure you have a working SIM card registered under your name.
- Dial *642# on your mobile phone.
- Select option 1 to log in (or register if it’s your first time).
- Enter your PIN to access the USSD platform.
- Choose “Loan Application” and then select your level of study (Degree, Diploma, Certificate, etc.).
- Opt for the subsequent loan application for the current year.
- Click submit to finalize your application.
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