The Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) has announced an SMS enquiry service for University students financed by the loans board. The USSD system allows students to get instant feedback on their loan balance, loan application status and more information about student loans.
Create a new message with the key word corresponding with the matching query followed by # and your ID No, and send the message to 5122.
For example, to enquire about your undergraduate loan balance, type ‘BALUG’ followed by your ID No. e.g. BALUG#IDNo as a message and send to 1522.
Below are keywords corresponding to your possible queries.
KEYWORDS EXAMPLE OF SMS NATURE OF QUERY
BALUG BALUG# ID No Your undergraduates loan balance?
BALPG BALPG# ID No Your postgraduate loan balance?
CERTCLEAR CERTCLEAR# ID No Your clearance certificate status?
APPSTATUS APPSTATUS# ID No Your loan application status?
SEMESTER SEMESTER# ID No Your last semester Paid?
SSP SSP# ID No Latest news about HELB
LASTPAY LASTPAY#ID No Latest disbursement from HELB for ID No?
Note: You will only receive a database feedback if your ID number and mobile phone number are registered in our database. If not, please register your mobile number with HELB by sending an SMS with the words “REGISTER#IDNO” using the phone number registered in your name to 1522.
DO NOT use someone else’s number to register.
One SMS costs 10/=