2022 DHERST HELP Loan Application for Tertiary Institutions

2020/2021 HELP application form: As for the present DHERST HELP applications, Fr Jan explained that students applying for this loan have to fill the application form and leave them with their respective administration for enrolment purposes
The NBC News reported earlier this year that a Temporary Declaration Form which is similar to HELP Loan Application Form was issued by the Secretary’s office to all tertiary institutions and colleges in the country.

Many students who applied for the loans this year got assistance from their universities and colleges to do that. But what about next year, 2022? 

The information is sketchy at the moment. But, here is information available form to us from what the former higher education secretary had said about the HELP loan.

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How to get DHERST student load application form 2021/2022

In 2021, the then DHERST secretary Fr Jan mentioned that the HELP application form would be downloaded online so that students do not have to go through the dept, or contact them, to get a PDF application form.

Here is how the application for DHERST 2022 HELP program will (is intended to) work:
  • Visit DHERST website
  • Access DHERST HELP electronic application app
  • Download the 2022 application form, 
  • Complete the application form, and
  •  Send them back to DHESRT before the deadline.
Note that DHERST has NOT implemented the online application system yet on their website. Nor have they released the HELP Online Application Handbook that Fr Jan mentioned. 

We will put a direct link here when they release it this year. 

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K220m FOR HIGHER EDUCATION LOAN PROGRAM (NBC News)

Management of HELP Students Loan Funds

The government has released a total of K220 million for the Higher Education Loan Program or HELP student loan scheme for the academic year 2021. In fact, DHERST made an initial submission for K350 million but was only given K220 million.

Fr Jan Czuba stated that this amount is sufficient and would not often be fully used and whatever remains can be rolled over to next year’s (2022) allocation.

The Higher Education Secretary said three options have been discussed and looked at as the avenue where this fund will be managed.

He said they are considering options that are going to be transparent and also to ensure the money grows instead of being used up.

Higher Education Secretary Fr Jan Czuba said the release of funds is for implementation in April this year (2021)

Recommended readings for HELP students loan

Here are past news articles and information about DHERST HELP student loan programs that you should know when applying.

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