HELB Opens One-Week Application Phase for New Students
HELB Opens One-Week Application Phase for New Students. The Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) announced on Sunday, July 23, that students who intend to enroll in institutions in September 2023 have one week to submit their financial applications.
According to a HELB representative who spoke with media outlets, this option was only accessible to students whose applications had been previously submitted but had been turned down by the board on Thursday, July 6.
Therefore, students who had not previously made an application would not be eligible for government funding during the academic year 2023–2024.
The next option was chosen by first-time applicants because, “since we had already verified their details, once we get funding, they do not have to go through the whole process,” according to HELB.
It was decided to use this option for first time applicants as their information had been checked previously to save them from having to go through the complete application procedure again.
On Monday, July 31, the application portal is set to close. The representative invited university-placed students to submit their applications as soon as they could.
Due to financial constraints, HELB had initially canceled the first-year student allotment. Continued pupils were given money while this was going on and instructed to wait until it was distributed.
On Saturday, July 22, President William Ruto declared that the government would completely subsidize low-income students enrolling in colleges in September.
Students from families with significant financial resources would be eligible for a scholarship covering between 20 and 30 percent of their tuition costs, Ruto continued.