HEF Student Portal

HEF Student Portal

Visit the HEF Student Portal to apply for the new funding model also known as the Higher Education Financing – HEF for universities, TVET and College students. Register for an account if you are a first-time applicant with your KCSE Index Number and Examination Year and follow the guidelines in this post to submit your application for the HEF Scholarships and Loans.

About Higher Education Financing -HEF Loans

Higher Education Financing (HEF) is a New funding Model introduced by the Higher Education Loans Board for the provision of loans and bursaries to students enrolled in Public and Private TVET Colleges and Universities.

New Funding Model [NFM] was unveiled on 3rd May 2024 to address the challenges that public universities and TVET colleges were enduring as a result of massive enrolment and inadequate funding.

This funding model is student-centered and loans and bursaries will be apportioned to students based on their assessed level of need. The universities and TVET will no longer receive bloc-funding in the form of capitation. The funding to students shall combine scholarships, loans, and household contributions on a graduated scale as determined by  Means Testing Instrument [MTI]. Students from highly needy and vulnerable backgrounds will pay nothing to colleges and universities.

Higher Education Financing Eligibility

The following students are eligible to apply for the Higher Education Financing – HEF Loan and scholarship;

Requirements for HEF Loans and Scholarship Application

Students interested in the Higher Education Financing (HEF) scholarships and loans must meet the following application requirements;

  1. A valid email address
  2. Valid telephone number (must be registered in your name to apply for a loan)
  3. KCPE and KCSE index numbers and year of examination
  4. Passport size photo
  5. Copy of your National ID (for loan application)
  6. College/University admission letter
  7. Your parents’ registered telephone number
  8. Your parents’ national ID number
  9. Death certificate if any of your parents are deceased.
  10. Your birth certificate.
  11. Two guarantors’ (Can be your parents) ID numbers and registered telephone numbers (for loan application)
  12. Copy of the sponsorship letter if you were sponsored in Secondary school.

Read Also: How to apply for HELB Loan

HEF Portal Registration Process

You are required first to create an account with these guidelines in order to log into the HEF portal and apply for Higher Education Financing loans and scholarships;

  • Visit the HEF Portal via www.portal.hef.co.ke
  • Click on the Register button
  • Fill out the form with the following details
  • Click on the Validate button
  • Wait for the system to validate your entries
  • Congratulations, an account activation link will be sent to your email
  • Log into your email and click the activation link to activate your HEF account.

Note: Students who did not receive their HEF activation email in their inbox should check their spam folder for the activation link.

You may read this detailed guide on how to fill out your HEF Loans and Scholarships application form and upload your documents online.

Higher Education Financing – HEF Portal Login

Follow these steps to log into your HEF portal account;

  • Visit the HEF Portal via www.portal.hef.co.ke
  • Enter your username and password used to create your account
  • Wait for the system to authenticate and redirect you to the dashboard

Read Also: HELB Subsequent Application

Higher Education Financing Activation Link

Send an email with your ID, email address, and phone number to [email protected]
If you didn’t receive an activation link for the Higher Education Financing (HEF) loans and scholarships account. The email should be the exact email used when creating your HEF account.

Read Also: Check KCSE Results Online

Higher Education Financing Contact

Phone:  +254 207903331 / +254 746737935
Email: [email protected]
Website: ufb.go.ke

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