HELB: Here are facts about Higher Education Loans Board every student should know


HELB, what exactly does it do to the students in Kenya and how do the students get to benefit from HELB.

If you are thinking of applying for HELB, you are more likely to make the right decision after reading this article about HELB.

Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) may be famous in every higher level learning institutions or the talk of every student in universities and colleges in Kenya, but if you have no idea what’s going on.. Here is where you need to be.

Well, first things first.

What Students Need To Know About HELB:

What Is HELB?

So what is higher education loans board?

The Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) is basically an organization or you can say an agency that gives loans, bursaries and scholarships to students who are studying or training at any public institutions in Kenya.

Back in 1952 the colonial government in Kenya used to award loans under the then Higher Education Loans Fund (HELF) to Kenyan students who were pursuing university education in universities that are outside East Africa.

These included, Britain, United States of America, India and South Africa.

That’s where the government of Kenya adopted the idea of giving its students loans to continue learning in government institutions. This also encourages students to join public schools because of the added advantage.

What is Higher Education Loans Board trying to achieve?

HELB’s Vision:

Higher Education Loans Board vision it to be the preferred financier of Kenyans (students) pursuing higher education.

HELB’s Mission:

HELB’s mission in Kenya is to provide affordable loans, bursaries and scholarships to Kenyans pursuing higher education.

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Here are some of HELB’s core values. (according to HELB)

TRANSPARENCY: We are committed to serving our clients with transparency and integrity.

FAIRNESS: We strive to exercise fairness in our service delivery.

COURTESY: We endeavour to be courteous at all times

COMPETENCE: Our services are provided with the utmost competence.

TEAMWORK: Appreciation, Communication and Teamwork are central in all our activities.

Now that you have known a bit about higher education loans board, you can decide to apply for HELB as a student.

HELB as you can tell is not a bad thing, it will help you complete your studies at the institution (public) of your choice and all you need to do is apply.

Especially if you or your parents and guardians/sponsor are financially unstable at the moment, do not hesitate to apply for HELB. But it’s all up to you.

Want to check out HELB?

Visit HELB’s official website below

HELB website: www.helb.co.ke 

On their official website, you will get all the detailed information on how to apply or request for loans and how you will be able to pay it back among other important things.

Furthermore, you can also download HELB’s Mobile App on your smartphone.

You can download it from Playstore for Android users or get it on Appstore for iPhone users.

That’s literally all you need to know about HELB, but if you think you still have an unanswered question, please feel free to comment below.

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