Financial Support Available to students

1. Higher Education Loans Board (H.E.L.B)

2. Parents

3. Self/Own initiative

4. Constituency Development Funds (CDF)

5. Government Bursaries

6. Well wishers

7. Charitable organizations e.g. Rattansi, Oxfam, Oshwal, Care International e.t.c (Pepfer)

8. Work-study Programme

9. For many of the above cases, students are expected to initiate the process through application.

Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)

The Higher Education Loans Board Support Government Sponsored students only in Public Universities, This year, HELB was extended support to PSSP students and employers on school based programmes, Also support students in private universities,

They issue application forms annually to eligible students. They have a criteria of awarding loans which range from Kshs. 35,000/= - 60,000/= with a maximum bursary of Kshs. 8,000/=, Loans are disbursed depending on the level of need, Dissatisfied students are allowed to appeal for additional loan on condition that they attach tangible evidence. Students who do not provided honest information are disqualified.

Loans are disbursed twice in an academic year i.e. 1st semester and 2nd semester.

Students can download information from HELB Website.

Constituency Development Funds (CDF)

Various constituency Development Fund programme have varying arrangements of financial support for students from their respective constituencies.

The criteria of award is unclear but applicants fill forms with a space for the Dean of Students to fill as a way of confirming the information given by the applicant is correct. The maximum award per student varies from constituency to constituency.

Government Bursaries - Through the Ministry of Education

The government offers support to need students by way of bursaries through the Ministry of education. Students write letters to the Permanent secretary (M.O.E.)

to request for bursary The criteria is unclear but some students often benefit from these arrangement.

 

   

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