The window will involve students, who were left out of this year’s loan allocation as well as those who were not satisfied with the loans they received.
According to a statement released by Heslb director-general Abdul-razaq Badru on Monday, November 6, the students will have to submit their appeals through universities in which they were enrolled.
Mr Badru urged higher learning institutions to facilitate the exercise so that the Heslb could release the names of successful appeals by November 30.
The Heslb boss also explained that in this academic year the government had set aside Sh427.54 billion for 122,623 students. The money will cover tuition fee, meals and accommodation, books and stationery.
The money, which was needed for the first quarter, was Sh147.06 billion, which the Heslb has already received from the Treasury.
By Monday, November 6, the Heslb had allocated Sh96.5 billion to 29,578 first year students, who had been admitted to various higher learning institutions and the money had already been sent to respective universities.
Mr Badru added that the Heslb had also released money for continuing students.
Meanwhile, the Heslb has clarified requirements needed to be attached to loan application forms this year.
The clarification, according to Mr Badru, was made following complaints by stakeholders that most of the applicants weren’t aware of the requirements, resulting in allegations that some of the qualified applicants missed the loans.
“Orphans were supposed to attach parents’ death certificates issued by the Registration, Insolvency & Trusteeship Agency (Rita), applicants with disabilities were required to prove their state with a letter from regional or district medical officers (RMO/DMO),” said Mr Badru in a statement.
He added that, the criteria also required applicants from poor families to have certified letters showing that they were financed in their secondary education before joining higher learning institutions.
Furthermore, the beneficiary must be admitted or confirmed to join higher education in an accredited institution and should be below 30 years old.