How to apply for TVET HELB loan

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Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) plays a pivotal role in equipping individuals with the practical skills and knowledge needed to thrive in the modern job market.

While pursuing a TVET course can open doors to a promising career, it often comes with financial challenges. Financing can often be a significant barrier for many students.

Fortunately, this is where the the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) in Kenya steps in to provide vital financial support to students pursuing TVET programs.

HELB over time has been offering a variety of loan facilities to undergraduate, TVET students and jielimishe loan for salaried students.

However, to access the necessary funds to make this educational journey possible, understanding the application process for a TVET HELB loan is of paramount importance

In this article, we will delve into the details of how to apply for a TVET HELB loan, ensuring that you have access to the resources you need to achieve your educational and career goals.

We will guide you through the application process, eligibility criteria, and important considerations to make your journey in TVET education a smoother and more affordable one.

Whether you are a prospective student or already enrolled in a TVET institution, understanding the steps to secure a HELB loan can be a game-changer in your educational pursuit.

For students to benefit from this loan facility, they must have been placed by the Kenya Universities and Central College Placement Service ( KUCCPS) as government sponsored, self sponsored or module II students.

Application requirements

  1. A valid email address for the applicant (Student)
  2. Valid telephone number (must be registered in your name to apply for a loan)
  3. KCPE and KCSE index numbers and year of examination
  4. Passport size photo
  5. Copy of your National ID (for loan application)
  6. College/University admission letter
  7. Your parents’ registered telephone number
  8. Your parents’ national ID number
  9. Death certificate if any of your parent is deceased.
  10. Your birth certificate.
  11. Two guarantors’ (Can be your parents) ID numbers and registered telephone numbers (for loan application)
  12. Copy of the sponsorship letter if you were sponsored in Secondary school.

How to apply as a First Time Applicant

This loan is applied for students placed by the Kenya Universities Central Colleges placement Service (KUCCPS) when joining universities for the first semester.

Follow this guide step by step to register and apply for the HELB Loan.

  1. Visit http://www.helb.co.ke to access the Student Portal and click on “register” to create an account.
  2. Confirm whether you have your National ID and enter your ID number. Enter your KCSE Index number if you don’t have a National ID.
  3. Enter a valid email address and password and click “register”.
  4. You have successfully created an account. Check your email (Inbox or Spam/ Junk) to activate your account and log in after email activation.
  5. Enter a valid Telephone number where a verification code will be sent. If the verification code expires, click resend button to get a new verification code.
  6. Fill your profile & update your Biodata.
  7. Give consent to collection of your personal data.
  8. Read through the consent form to understand why we are collecting your personal data then tick the checkbox to agree with terms of use.
  9. Fill in your personal details then save to continue.
  10. When all details are complete, submit your scholarship/loan request.
  11. Consent to processing of your data by Accepting the loan terms and conditions.
  12. Update your guarantor details.
  13. Provide loan payment information as per the fields provided (Bank or mobile payment)
  14. Submit your loan application.

Note:

Please ensure that you read through the consent form to understand why we are collecting your personal data before you tick the checkbox to agree. View HELB Data Privacy Statement.

It is recommended that students prudently manage their HELB loans once disbursed to cater for Tuition, books, stationery, accommodation, and subsistence.

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Second and Subsequent loan application

Here students are supposed to submit their applications for considerations after receiving the first loan.

When applying for this loan, it does not require the students to fill the forms and seek signing and stamps from relevant authorities like the first one.

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