For undergraduate students, HELB offers two products; first time loan application for all those who have never made any application before or all those joining first year and second/ subsequent loan application for those joining second year, third year and fourth year.
Requirements For Those Applying For the First Time
- Photocopy of your identity Card
- Photocopy of your birth certificate.
- Photocopies if identity cards of your parents or their valid death certificates if they had passed on.
- Photocopies of the identity cards of your guarantors
- Photocopy of your letter of admission to the university or preferred college.
- Photocopy of your Kenya certificate of secondary education or just a result slip
- Functional account number.
- Photocopy of your bank plate or ATM card.
- A coloured passport sized photograph
If you have all those required materials, you can apply HELB very easily using your computer or mobile phone.
Open the browser in your phone or laptop. If you are using a mobile phone, chrome is the best browser for you since it can open virtually any window in the portal
On the search area of your browser, type https://portal.helb.co.ke/auth/signin and search. If you are ready to do it now, just click on the link and proceed. For those who do not have HELB accounts, you can create one by using the procedure here . you can also reach this portal once you are on the HELB website.
Enter your email address and your password then log in. On your HELB account, there are several HELB loan products. Select the relevant one you are applying for. If you are going for a degree course for instance, select first time undergraduate loan application.
You may be asked several financial and commitment questions, which you must answer before proceeding.you can read the HELB financial literacy questions here
Once you are through, you can begin your HELB application process. You will fill in your personal data and save them. You will then proceed to your education details from primary to secondary (name of the institution, location and marks/grades obtained). Thereafter, you will enter your university details (name, course, course duration and registration number).
The next tab will be about details of your parents (names, identity numbers, KRA Pins, and contacts). If one or both parents had passed on, you will have to indicate and prove with photocopies of death certificates.
You will then give an estimate of your family budget in the next tab, followed by details of your siblings. The next tab is about details of your guarantors. You need 2 guarantors who have national identity cards, pin numbers and employment details.
In the next tab, you will fill your Bank details. Ensure that all the details are filled correctly and truly, each time saving before proceeding to the next tab. You will then submit your details and print 2 copies of your form.
Sign both forms and take them to the guarantors, chief and priest/kadhi for signing. The magistrate should be the last person to sign your form and remember here you may part with some little fee.
Keep one copy of the form. On the other form, attach all the required documents as indicated in the very last page of the form. Submit this form to your nearest Huduma Centre or to the HELB offices at anniversary towers, Nairobi.