The Higher Education Financing Portal was launched on 31 July 2023 following the head of state’s 3 May 2023 directive that signaled an overhaul of the higher education model of funding for students to be responsive to the needs of students and the cost of the different programs they took.
The former funding of university education has been based on the differentiated unit cost or DUC, model whereby funds are disbursed based on the number of undergraduate students registered on the regular programme and the course they undertake.
Higher Education Financing Portal Login
The needy and the less privileged students can apply through the portal. However, students joining private universities are not eligible for the government scholarship fund but can get help from HELB loans issued by the government.
The same applies to students who will join public universities through Self-Sponsored Programmes. This new model will not affect continuing students as they will receive funding based on the existing model.
|Higher Education Financing/HEF Portal Login||https://portal.hef.co.ke|
|Higher Education Financing Homepage||https://www.hef.co.ke|
There have been complaints online that the HEF portal is not working. Since this portal was just launched, it is possible that the portal still has some errors. Tell us if you need our assistance with accessing the portal