Helb Page Announces 100% Covid-19 Penalty Waiver for beneficiaries


Helb Page Announces 100% Covid-19 Penalty Waiver for beneficiaries

Helb latest news today :  Announcing this year’s 100% Covid-19 Penalty Waiver! Helb page has announced this year 2022 100% Covid-19 Penalty Waiver for helb beneficiaries.

 The Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) has announced a 100 percent Covid-19 penalty waiver on student loans.

According to the board’s Chief Executive Officer Charles Ringera, the action was due to the slowing economy in the country within the last two years.

“It is important for all beneficiaries to honor their obligation as stipulated in the loan application terms & conditions so as to empower the dreams of another needy student,” he said.

He stated that unemployment and underemployment as well as a challenging environment for loanees to start and run businesses, has affected HELB loan repayment.

He indicated that this, coupled with inadequate funding from the Exchequer [The National Treasury], has inadvertently created a funding challenge for students seeking HELB Loans.

He observed that owing to the prevailing economic situation, the loan beneficiaries’ repayment ability may take some time to stabilize.

HELB has previously offered 100% Penalty Waiver Campaigns in 2013 where 10,110 beneficiaries paid off their loans valued at Ksh.1.3 billion and in

How to take advantage of the 100% COVID-19 Penalty Waiver:
  1. Have you registered your account on the HELB Portal ? If yes, Visit Helb Student Portal Click here to sign in and access the Portal.

2. If you have not, click here to register.

3. Once you are logged in Click on services then under Penalty waiver click on Get Waiver

Helb Page Announces 100% Covid-19 Penalty Waiver for beneficiaries
Helb Page Announces 100% Covid-19 Penalty Waiver for beneficiaries

4. The system will process your request and provide feedback depending on loan balances. See example below:

Helb Page Announces 100% Covid-19 Penalty Waiver for beneficiaries
Helb Page Announces 100% Covid-19 Penalty Waiver for beneficiaries

5. Click on Print waiver request and a sample PDF will be generated as attached.

Helb Page Announces 100% Covid-19 Penalty Waiver for beneficiaries
100% COVID-19 Penalty Waiver Portal User Guide

Click here to access the 100% Penalty Waiver Portal User Guide.

Repayment Methods:

Mobile Payment Services: M-PESA

Using M-PESA (Safaricom) Money Transfer:

  • Select pay bill option
  • Enter HELB business number as 200800
  • Enter your national ID number as your account number
  • Enter amount you want to pay
  • Enter your secret PIN number
  • Confirm transaction and send

Note: The transaction reflects in your statement immediately after the transaction.

Using M-PESA (Safaricom) Money Transfer for Employers

  • Upload the remittance schedule
  • Generate the E-Slip
  • Go to the M-PESA menu and click on Lipa na M-PESA, then Paybill
  • Enter 200800 as the business number
  • For the account details, enter the generated E-Slip number as the account number
  • Enter your PIN number
  • You will receive a confirmation message for payment

Note: The transaction will reflect in the employer statement and posted to individual loanee statements.

Bank Deposit

All payments are payable to Higher Education Loans Board, by crossed cheque, bankers draft, direct transfer/standing order/EFT or cash deposit to HELB collection A/C in any of the following banks:

Bank Name Account No.

Branch

Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) Swift Code
Citibank 300 040 012 Nairobi CITIKENA
Co-operative Bank 011290 612 228 00 University-way KCOOKENA
Absa Bank 077 501 8216 Barclays Plaza BARCKENX
KCB Bank 1103 266 314 University-way KCBLKENX
Standard Chartered Bank 010 801 826 4700 Koinange street SCBLKENX
Equity Bank 055 029 357 3408 Equity Center EQBLKENA
National Bank of Kenya 01001060391100 Harambee Avenue NBKEKENX
Family Bank 035 000 024 971 Family Bank Towers FABLKENAXXX
SBM 0332084215001 Delta House CKENKENAXXX
NCBA 1002247638 NIC House CBAFKENX
Kingdom Bank 11748527001 Koinange street CIFIKENAXXX
For more information regarding the 100% COVID-19 Penalty Waiver,

Our Official Contacts are:

1.Customer Experience Centre: Anniversary Towers, Ground Floor.

2. Contact Centre:

3. Huduma Services:

B: COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATE

If you are up to date with your loan repayment or you have never benefited from HELB loan, you can apply for HELB Compliance Certificate from the HELB Portal or e-Citizen Portal.

Loanee Compliance Certificate

This Certificate is issued to the beneficiaries of HELB loan who are up to date with their loan repayment. It is also issued to the beneficiaries who are still within the repayment grace period. Once a beneficiary has completed repaying the loan, he/she is issued Certificate of Clearance. This service is not charged.

Non-Loanee Compliance Certificate

If you did not benefit from HELB loan, you can apply for the Non-loanee Compliance Certificate from the HELB Portal or e-Citizen Portal. This service is not charged.

Originally posted 2022-08-29 20:16:13.