How to check for HELB Loan Disbursement

Most students find it hard to check for the HELB loan Disbursement although it is a simple process. To check your HELB loan disbursement status follow the procedure below.

Option 1: of HELB disbursement status checking

  • Visit HELB website
  • Click on loan status. You will be directed to your HELB portal (You must have registered with HELB  portal  here).
  • Click on Loan Reports and a drop down menu indicating disbursement and statement will appear
  • Click on disbursement and a form similar to the one below will appear. It indicates your loan disbursement status.
helb loan disbursement
Helb Loan Disbursement status checking/Photo

Option 2: Of confirming your HELB loan disbursement


You can also check you bank account that you used during first time helb registration. The following banks have a good reputation of releasing money disbursed by HELB to students faster;
1. Post Bank
2. Equity Bank
3. Family Bank
4. National Bank

Students can also use their  HELB smart cards to check their loan status. The smart card is divided into three three parts; tuition, upkeep and general use. You cannot withdraw money that is available in the tuition part.

You can also read  NO HELB loan if your parent is a loan defaulter-Charles Ringera


For HELB loan first applicants (first years), the procedure for  for application is here (best procedure for applying helb online) Note that you can only download application forms after after creating your account online.

You can also check in the kra portal here on how to get kra pin the quicker way for helb application for first time applicants (check here)


Important Higher Education Loans Board (Helb) Resources


  • HELB News (here)
  • HELB Huduma Centers (here)
  • HELB Online Portal Guide (here)
  • Apply for a Loan (here)
  • Apply for a Bursary (here)
  • Apply for PostGraduate Schorlarship (here)
  • Helb Enquiries (here)
  • Helb Loan Status (here)
  • Helb Loan Repayment  modes (here)
  • Helb Smart Card (here)

UPDATE: HELB disbursement  2016: Release of loans status update here

Do you have any question about HELB loan disbursement? Let us know in the comment section below. (Last Updated January 2016)

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      1. I got a confirmation message from a help loan office but my account is reading a zero balance,what is a problem now?

    1. if one forgot to indicate the registrar no/adm no. but attached the admission letter on loan form,will he be considered when disbursement is made?

    2. am mary wambui from kenyatta university a 2nd year i applied for my second subsequent loan last year and i submited the form on october 2015 but upto to today i haven’t received the quite worried since i use the loan for my school fees.Could be there a problem or should i re apply?please help

    3. i have not yet received the 4000 for fee , in went to huduma center yesterday and i was told to wait please assist me over the same.

    4. hello I had changed my account number from 1220177403443 to the correct number 1220177408443,., I would therefore wish to know on the progress please. ..

    5. I applied for helb loan last year september and have not received any feedback,what could be the problem?

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