Category Archives: HELB Loans

Apply for HELB Scholarships and Loans Using the HEF Portal

How to apply for HELB Scholarships and Loans through the HEF Portal. The Higher Education Financing (HEF) portal is now accepting applications for scholarships, bursaries, and loans for students entering universities. Government scholarships and loans are accessible for students enrolling in universities, starting from the academic year 2023/2024 onwards. Students who enrolled in university prior to 2023 can continue to use the previous… Read More »

HELB Loans Will Be Out Next Week Tuesday

HELB Loans will be out next week on Tuesday say CS Machogu Directive to Students. In the wake of university student demonstrations over the delayed disbursement, the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) loans for TVET and university students will be released by the Ministry of Education on Tuesday, November 7. Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu announced in a… Read More »

Increasing Number of Students Apply for University Loans and Scholarships

269,112 Students Apply for University Loans and Scholarships. According to Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machagu, a total of 238.714 applications for scholarships and financing for higher education have been received to date. According to Machogu, this indicates that 3,608 students placed in universities through the KUCCPS have yet to register, in addition to 26,790 students placed in TVETs.… Read More »

HELB Disburse Tuition Loans to Universities and TVET Institutions

The Higher Education Loans Board began disbursing tuition loans to universities and TVET institutions on Wednesday. In a statement, Helb CEO Charles Ringera stated that the Old Higher Education Funding Model [OFM] maintenance loans for more than 175,000 undergraduate and over 70,000 TVET continuing students are currently being disbursed. It will be distributed to students according to their… Read More »

How to Withdraw HELB Loan Funds Using Mpesa USSD Code

How to withdraw HELB loan funds via Mpesa USSD Code. The USSD Code *642# is a convenient and secure way to access funds from the HELB-MPESA Wallet. Follow these easy steps to make your withdrawal. Step 1: Dial *642# from your registered Mpesa line. Step 2: Register and choose a PIN that you can be able to remember.… Read More »

Online Application Portal for the New Higher Education Funding (NFM)

Application portal for the New Higher Education Funding (NFM) ( for both Scholarships and Loans. The Government has today launched the application portal for the New Higher Education Funding (NFM) ( for both Scholarships and Loans for students placed by Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service [KUCCPS] effective Financial Year [FY] 2023/2024. The launch follows the Presidential Directive on… Read More »

New Higher Education Funding Model

The Higher Education Funding Model; The explainer Please allow me to give a brief explainer on the Higher Education Financing: 1. The government has unveiled a New Higher Education Funding Model (NFM) geared towards enhancing the quality of higher education by providing sufficient financing. 2. This NFM is student centred, based on the course program cost and the… Read More »

HELB Unveils New Website for Loan Application

HELB Unveils New Website for Loans; How to Apply Via President William Ruto directed Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu to unveil the new university financing model on Monday, July 31. The Higher Education Financing Portal was established by Machogu to provide university and TVET students with access to government funding. Repaying your #HELBLoan has never been easier, choose any… Read More »

How to Apply for HELB Loan Clearance

How to apply for HELB loan clearance, compliance certificate and refund; requirements and process Beneficiaries of the Higher Education Loans Board, helb, sponsorship can apply for clearance and compliance certificates that are mostly required during job recruitments. A compliance certificates is given to those who are repaying the loans but are yet to clear the full amount. While,… Read More »