For a swift HELB loan application these are the documents you should, by now have in hand awaiting HELB to announce the dates when the application will begin; –
- Photocopy of your admission letter.
- Copy of your KCPE and KCSE result slips
- A photocopy of your National Identification card.
- A bank account from either of the following banks; –
-Kenya Commercial Bank
- KRA pin, which you can get from most cyber cafes or from Kenya Revenue Authority offices.
- Three guarantors and copies of their National Identification cards.
- Passport size photographs, note they should be colored and most recent.
- Your guardian(s) / parent(s) details. Especially a copy of their ID.
- For orphans it is necessary to have your parent’s death certificate.
With those documents you are almost assured of a successful application unless you make the following mistakes; –
- In case you do a late delivery of the form you downloaded. This is because HELB has a stipulated timeline for the application.
- Using scanned documents instead of the originals. HELB loan application requires all original documents otherwise if you use scanned ones then your application will be rejected.
- If some of the documents are missing. The application is termed incomplete if one or more documents in the checklist is missing which will see your application rejected.
- If some of the signatures and stamps are missing. Since the application involves money, signatures and stamps are very critical and are even termed mandatory by HELB in the form; therefore it is very crucial to have all in place if you are serious about getting the loan. There is normally a fear that HELB selects the students on whom to award the loans to, but that is just a thought. HELB gives loans to all students who have accurately filled the form, so am saying this with a surety that if you fill the form accurately and following the right procedure, you will definitely get the loan on the beginning of every semester.
For more information one should visit HELB portal/website.