Loan application for 2013/2014 academic year for both new and continuing students will commence on Wednesday.
The Higher Education Students’ Loans Board (HESLB) announced in Dar es Salaam yesterday where it was specified that the applications are to be done online at, http: //olas.heslb.go.tz.
The HESLB Director for Communication, Cosmas Mwaisobwa explained that brochures instructing on how to apply are available at various higher learning institutions, district education offices, and at the HESLB head quarters and its zonal offices.
The information is also available on the Board’s website www.heslb.go.tz.
New applicants are required to pay 30,000/- non-refundable application fees while the continuing fifth and sixth years 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 this time.
Applicants should be citizens of Tanzania, have registration from recognized higher learning institutions in Tanzania, do not have any other alternative funding and must have passed examinations for continuing students.
The application period is approximately one month and the deadline is set for 30 Junethis year.
"Applicants should adhere to the deadline and strictly follow all the application instructions," he cautioned and warned that HESLB will not extend the deadline under any circumstances.