The Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) is the principal financier of higher education in Kenya in both university and technical institutions. HELB is a State Corporation that was started under the then Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology. It was established by an Act of Parliament (Cap 213A) in the year 1995.The responsibility of the Board is to disburse bursaries, scholarship and loans to trainees pursuing higher education in recognized institutions in the country. The board provides affordable loans, bursaries and scholarship to Kenyan students pursuing higher education. Key among the responsibilities of the Board is sourcing funds, managing, establishing and awarding loans bursaries and scholarships to students. Through the Act, the Board has been able to recover funds loaned out to Kenyans in the past.
The board has been awarding loans to all our students in various levels i.e. Diploma, Craft Certificate and Artisan in all the courses that are offered at the institute for the past two years.
The institute has taken the initiative of helping the student apply for the loan whereby we have established a department that deals with all the matter concerning HELB loans application. In addition, the institute has been in regular contact with the HELB office, to help educate our trainees the importance of HELB.
For more information visit http://www.helb.co.ke/