HELB Loan Application Form 2023/2024 Registration Portal www.helb.co.ke

Would you like to access Higher Education Loans Board, HELB loan application form 2023/2024? Yes, the form is available online via the registration portal www.helb.co.ke.

If this is actually your first time hearing about Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) or the online application form, don’t worry I will guide you properly on how to do it.

The requirements, starting date, closing date, success tips and other important information that is relevant to HELB loan registration form is shared in this article.

HELB Loan Application Form 2023/2024

Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) is a commission established to offer help to students who might be facing financial challenges and needs some form of assistance.

The application form is actually free and those who wish to apply can follow the instructions on this page but first examine the requirements. To gain maximum comprehension, we would also examine the following questions as it is recent asked by prospective applicants.

  • What are the requirements for HELB loan application?
  • HELB Loan Application Deadline 2022
  • Is HELB Portal Open for 2022 Application?
  • Is HELB Application Still Ongoing 2022?

Requirements for HELB Loan Application 2023

Are you asking the question what are the requirements for HELB application? Here are the things you should watch out for before filling HELB application form.

  • A copy of the Applicant’s national ID Card
  • Copies of the parents’ National ID Cards/death certificate where the parent is deceased
  • Copies of both guarantors’ National ID Card
  • A copy of the applicant’s admission letter and KCSE result slip/certificate
  • A copy of the applicant’s Bank ATM/Bank card (for Government sponsored students only)
  • A copy of the applicant’s Smart Card from the institution
  • One recent colored passport size photograph of the applicant.
  • How to apply on the HELB App as a second and Subsequent applicant
  • Applicants should visit Google play store and download the HELB Mobile Application.

Register your details (First name, Phone, Email Address, National ID and KRA PIN number) on the HELB App to generate a PIN which you will use to log in and accept the license agreement. Ensure that you use the Safaricom number that you use for MPESA transactions and it should be registered in your name

Read the mandatory financial literacy notes and undertake a brief Question & Answer to appreciate the purpose of credit. Scroll down to view results then click “proceed”.

Click on loans then select undergraduate loans to get the Undergraduate Subsequent Loan Application Form [LAF].

Follow each step to fill in the required details and submit. A pop-up message will appear to show that you have successfully applied. The loan serial number will also be displayed

Note: You will be required to pay Kshs. 1 from your MPESA account during the application process to verify your telephone number.  Please note, the application is paperless hence no printing.

Students that are not Safaricom subscribers will be directed to the Portal and apply using the application form, after which they will be required to print and submit the form to the HELB Student Service Centre on Mezzanine 1 Floor at Anniversary Towers.

These are the fundamental documents that makes you stand a chance of benefiting from Higher Education Loans Board.

Is HELB Portal Open for 2023 Application?

Yes, HELB registration portal www.helb.co.ke is always active and ready to receive application from interested persons, so if you wish to apply and having met the above criteria kindly follow the steps below.

Is HELB Loan Application Still Ongoing 2023?

Higher Education Loans Board application form 2023 for students has started and is ongoing and interested persons are advice to fill and submit the registration form before deadline.

How to Apply for HELB Student Loan 2023

Kindly follow the steps below to fill and submit HELB loan application form.

  • Visit our website www.helb.co.ke to access the Student Portal and click on “create an account” to register.
  • Once the account is created, log in and select the appropriate Undergraduate First Time Loan Application Form [LAF].
  • Read the literature or view the videos on Financial Literacy and participate in the brief exercise online.
  • Access and fill the loan application form.
  • Print TWO copies of the duly filled Loan Application Form [Mandatory]
  • Have the forms appropriately filled, signed, and stamped by the relevant authorities.

Attach all the documents as per the checklist and present one copy of the duly filled HELB Loan Application Form at:

  • Any of the following Huduma centers nearest to you: Bomet, Bungoma, Chuka, Eldoret, Embu, Garissa, Nairobi GPO, Kakamega, Kericho, Kilifi, Kisii, Kisumu, Kitale, Kitui, Lodwar, Machakos, Makueni, Meru, Migori, Mombasa, Murang’a, Nakuru, Nandi Narok, Nyeri, Taita Taveta, Thika and West Pokot for free and secure delivery; or
  • HELB Student Service Centre on Mezzanine 1, Anniversary Towers, University Way, Nairobi
  • Retain a complete copy of the Loan Application Form [This is mandatory]

Important Note:

Please ensure that you read, understand, and follow the instructions provided at the beginning of the online loan application process including reading and undertaking the HELB Financial Literacy Programme.

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

HELB Loan Application Deadline 2023

The closing date for HELB student loan application is slated for Saturday, 30th September, 2023. Note that failure to submit application on or before the stipulated deadline leads to disqualification.

Who is eligible for HELB Subsequent Loan?

To qualify, you must be a Kenyan citizen, enrolled in an accredited university, college, or TVET institute, and have previously received a HELB loan.

What are the application methods available?

You can check if you’re eligible for HELB loan application via HELB Mobile App or USSD code (*642#), or the HELB Student Portal.

What documents do I need for HELB Loan Application?

You’ll need accurate personal details, including your national ID, KRA PIN, university details, and academic information.

Can I apply for the subsequent loan if I’m a first-time applicant?

No, this guide is specifically for second-time and subsequent applicants who have already benefited from HELB loans.

What is the maximum loan amount for the subsequent loan?

The maximum amount awarded for the Undergraduate Loan is Kshs. 60,000.

If there is anything you do not understand or want to make more inquiry, kindly indicate in the comment section below for immediate assistance. To get further updates for HELB loans, you can follow us on Google News.


  1. I happened to request for my phone number to be updated to the one I’m currently using to no success since I can no longer access my help phone app and I got a message that it was updated

        1. I applied for helb loan on 19/08/22 and it was verified on 05/01/23 it was allocated on 05/07/23 and then cancelled on 08/07/23 after I got a message inbox on 03/07/23 that they regret that my first year loan was not funded due to gvt budgetory failed


  3. I have tried to register for helb loa but l it keep on telling me the system is busy what mighty be the problem?

  4. I registered 2022-2023 academic year but my upkeep money was not fully disbursed.how can you help??

  5. I have problems logging in to my account and I updated it recently each time they say the user is not in the system,,help me pliz I had applied sometime back and want to reapply

  6. Can we people who are interested in applying the HELB loan get a chance for September intake, since the deadline for 2023 has already reached????

  7. Plz ,can I apply for subsequent 2023/2024 ? When will be the portal opened ? Plz interested

  8. Am applying for subsequent helb loan but my helb app is consistently not responding that is not allowing me to apply and gets me back to the main menu over and over again when I want to apply plizz help me out

  9. Hey i have never been sent any message cornserning helb.I do travel to the huduma house and Infact spending lots of money on travel cost.How can you people help such people.

  10. Hey i have never been sent any message cornserning helb.I do travel to the huduma house and Infact spending lots of money on travel cost.How can you people help such people.

  11. How can i apply for subsequent loan,,and i have a problem last time i received my first up keep but i haven’t received second upkeep,,What might be the problem???

    1. Hello
      Kindly what does it implies when a loan has been allocated then cancelled is something wrong or … Should I re-apply for the same

  12. I tried to create an account having filled required details and it’s not validating My details that they don’t match I Don’t know what might be the problem

  13. Hey. I transferred from Meru University where I was pursuing a Tvet course to Mount Kenya university pursuing a degree. Will I still get helb?

  14. I applied my helb for 2022 and my line being closed by safaricom what should I do to apply for subsequent

  15. I have tried to apply for helb, but it keeps telling me that my first name and I’d number does not match, what can be the possible problem please?

  16. I applied for helb loan on 17/09/22 and it was verified,,,it was allocated on 05/07/23 and then cancelled on 08/07/23 after I got a message inbox on 03/07/23 that they regret that my first year loan was not funded due to government budgetary failed

  17. I renewed my number 0768520914 and I am have problem when applying. Kindly help.
    Helb application subsequent year.

  18. I used the mobile number 0769810470 registered using my dad’s ID but now it’s impossible for me to apply for subsequent loan application,l need it to be changed to 0796319482 which l registered with my own ID card

  19. I have applied for HELB and submitted but the problem is that the helb attachment form they sent me is blank,I have tried to reach them for help but they seem to be too busy what can I do please help

  20. Why am I trying to apply for helb loan and then after I fill my name and I’d number it is saying that the details are not matching?

  21. We are trying to apply but the system is too low to accommodate all of us. Time is not also on our side.

  22. It my first time to apply hope it will go through which is deadline of this year 2023 and is it coming back next year

  23. I applied a loan (helb) but I missed to attach some document. Is there a possibility to edit it? Or what should I do. Please advise on the same.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *