How to register for HELB Mpesa Wallet


Higher Educations Loan Board (HELB) has introduced Mpesa wallet for easy access of funds by university students. This comes after President William Ruto revealed that the government has plans of abolishing HELB and establish national skills and funding council. Below is how to register for HELB Mpesa Wallet.

register for HELB Mpesa Wallet SRC: @Swala Nyeti
HELB CEO Charles Ringera while talking in a past event SRC: @Swala Nyeti

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HELB Mpesa Wallet

The student funding body has now highlighted the guidelines to be followed by students who wish to register for the service.

Highlighting on the steps to be followed, the student funding body added that the students will be able to access their loans via Safaricom platform, Mpesa. It also revealed that the whole plan is meant to help students access funds easily unlike before when they used to get the loans via commercial bank accounts, which could sometime take long to reflect. 

“Are you a first-time or subsequent loanee and wondering how to access your MPESA Wallet? Tumekusort on this end. Access your HELB-Mpesa wallet via Mpesa App…” read part of the tweet.

Register for HELB Mpesa Wallet now

To register for HELB Mpesa Wallet you should;

  1. Go to Google Playstore or Apple Store and download the Mpesa App
  2. Register on the Mpesa App using your registered simcard and log in
  3. Access the Education tab categories on the Mpesa homepage
  4. Select HELB from the education tab services
  5. Register on the HELB Mini App
  6. Sign in using your Mpesa registered number. You will receive a verification code via SMS for login.
  7. Go to the home page, and select withdraw funds to M-Pesa to receive your loan.

Why abolish HELB?

President Ruto revealed that the government plans to abolish HELB and establish national skills and funding council, and digitise all government services in the next six months.

“To bridge the current higher education funding gap of up to 45%, the government will establish the National Skill and Funding Council that amalgamates HELB, TVET, and University Funding Board,” said President Ruto.

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The students’ funding body has now encouraged the university students to register for HELB Mpesa Wallet. Follow us daily and know new stories as they emerge.

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