THE Higher Education Students’ Loans Board (HESLB) has announced commencement of loans application for new students for 2013/2014 academic year, and the continuing ones effectively from May 1, this year.
The HESLB Director for Communication, Mr Cosmas Mwaisobwa told journalists in Dar es Salaam that the applications will be done through http: //olas.heslb.go.tz.
He said that brochures showing how to apply through the internet network are available at various higher learning institutions, district education offices, internet providers, HESLB head quarters and its zonal offices. Also all directions on how to apply are found at the Board’s website www.heslb.go.tz.
According to Mr Mwaisobwa new applicants are required to pay 30,000/- while the continuing fifth and sixths year will be required to pay 10,000/-. “The second, third and fourth year students who paid Tshs 30,000/- during 2009/2010, 2010/2011 and 2011/2012 academic years will not be required to pay any application fee,” he said.
Mr Mwaisobwa said that potential applicants should be citizens of Tanzania, have registration from recognized higher learning institutions in Tanzania, do not have any alternative funding, having passed examinations for continuing students and should be really in need.
“Applicants should adhere to a deadline and strictly follow all applications procedures,” he said, adding that HESLB will not extend time after the deadline. According to Mr Mwaisobwa, the deadline for applications is on 30 June 2013.