KAMPALA – The Higher Education Students Financing Board (HESFB) has extended the deadline for applications to the student loan scheme.
The deadline has been extended from 31st August to 30th September 2020 for undergraduate degree applicants, while for the undergraduate diploma applicants, it will be on the 15th of October 2020.
The executive director of Higher Education Students’ Financing Board, Mr Michael Wanyama, on Tuesday said they have extended the deadline because the Joint Admissions Board (JAB) is yet to conclude their national selection exercise for different Business Technical Vocational Education and Training (BTVET) while some of the higher education institutions have not yet released undergraduate admissions.
The Higher Education Student’s Financing Board (HESFB) urges applicants to apply online on www.hesfb.go.ug or pick and drop application forms at any Centenary Bank branch countrywide. The application attracts payment of a non-refundable loan processing fee of Shs53,000
“Please Note: For applicants appearing on admission lists but yet to receive admission letters, attach the page of the admission list highlighting your name and course. This will be a substitute for admission letters and fees structure,” HESFB states.
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.
Students falling outside the special needs will only be considered for Arts courses in Bachelor of Education, Special Needs Education, Bachelor of Speech and Language Therapy and Bachelor of Teacher Education with Special Needs Education. Science courses, including Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, Dental Surgery, and Nursing Pharmacy, have been maintained.