Government extends students loan scheme application deadline
The Higher Education Students’ Financing Board (HESFB) has extended the deadline for applications for the 2020/2021 students loan scheme to 31st of August 2020.
The move is mant to enable those that had not been able to submit applications due to delays in release of admission letters as a result of restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 lockdown.
Unlike in the previous years where the scheme could only cater for students opting for science courses, the government has extended the student loan scheme to Arts courses including students with special needs.
The Higher Education Students Financing Board (HESFB) was established by an Act of Parliament, No.2 of 2014 as a body corporate, semi-autonomous corporation to provide Loans and Scholarships to students intending to pursue Higher Education in the Country.
The Loans are awarded to students to pursue accredited programmes of study from Higher Education Institutions accredited by National Council for Higher Education.
HESFB recently announced that it had introduced an affirmative action to benefit more girls and special needs students with government loans to pursue higher education.