GUIDELINES AND CRITERIA FOR ISSUANCE OF STUDENTS’ LOANS AND GRANTS 2021/2022

GUIDELINES AND CRITERIA
FOR ISSUANCE OF STUDENTS’
LOANS AND GRANTS
2021/2022

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HESLB TANZANIA HESLB_TANZANIA
GUIDELINES AND CRITERIA FOR ISSUANCE OF
STUDENTS’ LOANS AND GRANTS FOR ACADEMIC
YEAR 2021/2022

1.0 Important Instructions to All Loan Applicants All loan applicants for Academic Year 2021/2022 are required to:-
(i) Read and follow application procedures stated in these guidelines;
(ii) Ensure that the Form Four Index Number provided when applying for

loan matches with the one used in your application for admission to
University or College;
(iii) Applicants who seated for Form Four Examinations more than once
are required to list all Form Four Index Numbers used while applying
for loan;
(iv) Ensure that all documents submitted to support your application
have been certified by relevant authorities as specified in these
guidelines;
(v) Ensure that all birth/death certificates are certified by the

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Registration, Insolvency and Trusteeship Agency (RITA), or Zanzibar
Civil Status Registration Agency (ZCSRA) “Wakala wa Usajili wa
Matukio ya Kijamii Zanzibar “or designated officer(s) to ascertain
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(vi) Ensure all Birth certificates for students who were born in foreign
countries and Death Certificates for Tanzanian Parents who died in
foreign countries are certified by respective Embassies located in the
United Republic of Tanzania;
(vii) Ensure that your loan application form is dully filled and signed
before submission;
(viii) Applications must be completed with correct (and accurate) details;
(ix) Each applicant is advised to keep a copy of complete package of
the application form submitted to HESLB for future reference (if
required) and
(x) All applicants must strictly observe the set application deadline.

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01GUIDELINES AND CRITERIA FOR ISSUANCE OF STUDENTS’ LOANS
2.0 OVERVIEW

The Higher Education Students’ Loans Board (HESLB) was established by HESLB
Act (CAP 178) and became effective in July 2005. HESLB is mandated to,
among others, issue loans and or grants to needy and eligible students.
Application window for Academic Year 2021/2022 will be open from 9th July,
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3.0 ELIGIBILITY

SHESLB Act and regulations provide for General Eligibility and Criteria for
applicants seeking loans. NEEDY and ELIGIBLE applicants must apply for loans
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3.1 Needy Applicant
In addition to general eligibility, additional criteria define NEEDY applicant who is not above 35 years of age at the time of application, also must be/have a poor:-
(i) Orphan who has lost both parents or partial orphan who has lost one parent. An applicant has to produce a death certificate approved by RITA or ZCSRA or respective Embassies located in the United Republic of Tanzania (URT);
(ii) Disabled student with disability shall have to complete and present a fully Self-Disability Form (SDF-1) to be approved by the District Medical Officer (DMO), Regional Medical Officer (RMO)
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(iii) Parents with disability shall have to present a Parent Disability Form (PDF-2) to be approved by the District Medical Officer (DMO), Regional Medical Officer (RMO) or any designated
medical expert with recognized affiliations.
(iv) From lower income household and/or marginalized community whose secondary school or diploma education was partially or fully sponsored or supported by recognized institutions, and/or a community group, and individual(s), who can present evidence of such support. All applicants under this sponsorship category, will have to ask their respective sponsors to

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