The Kenya Accountants and Secretaries National Examinations Board (KASNEB) Foundation & Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) Now called HEF (Higher Education Funding) loans provide financial assistance to students pursuing professional courses under KASNEB. For this post here am going to show you the step-by-step guide to applying for KASNEB& HELB loans  2024:
Image Courtesy: KASNEB 

 Eligibility Criteria

 Kenyan Citizenship:
You must be a Kenyan citizen.
You must have an admission letter to pursue a KASNEB course from a recognized institution.

The KASNEB courses currently funded are:

  1. Certified Public Accountants (CPA)
  2. Certified Secretaries (CS)
  3. Certified Investment and Financial Analysts (CIFA)
  4. Certified Credit Professionals (CCP)
  5. Accounting Technicians Diploma (ATD)
  6. Certificate in Accounting and Management Skills (CAMS)
Academic Requirements:
Ensure you meet the academic qualifications for the KASNEB course you intend to pursue.
First-Time or Continuing Student
Whether you are a first-time applicant or a continuing student, you must not be a beneficiary of another HELB loan for the same level of study.

Application Process

   - Visit the HELB website: [HELB Website](
   - If you are a new user, click on “create an account” and fill in the required details to register.

   - Log in to your HELB account using the credentials created during registration.

   - Navigate to the loan application section and select the appropriate KASNEB HELB loan application form.

   - Carefully fill in all the required details in the application form.
   - Provide accurate personal, academic, and financial information.
   - Attach the necessary supporting documents as specified in the application form (e.g., a copy of your national ID, admission letter, KRA PIN, passport-sized photo).

   - After completing the online form, download and print the filled application form.

   - Take the printed form to the relevant authorities for signing and certification. This may include your guarantors, parent/guardian, and the institution's administration
   - Submit the signed and certified application form to the nearest HELB office or the specified collection point.
   - Ensure you keep a copy of the application form and the submission receipt for your records.

 Required Documents

- A copy of your national ID card.
- A copy of your KRA PIN certificate.
- A passport-sized photograph.
- A copy of your admission letter from a KASNEB accredited institution.
- Copies of your academic certificates (where applicable).
- Signed and certified application form.

After Submission

- Loan Processing: HELB will process your application and communicate the status through your HELB portal account.
- Disbursement:If approved, the loan amount will be disbursed according to HELB’s schedule directly to your institution for tuition and to your bank account for upkeep if applicable.

 Tips for a Successful Application

- Ensure all information provided is accurate and truthful to avoid delays or rejection.
- Complete the application form and gather all necessary documents well before the deadline to avoid last-minute issues.
- Follow up on your application status through the HELB portal regularly.

For further assistance, contact Your dean of Students at your campus for assistance. Hope this helps someone. 


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