APPEALS AGAINST MEANS TEST RESULTS FOR 2017/2018 ACADEMIC YEAR

The Higher Education Students’ Loans Board (HESLB) is hereby informing all loan applicants that the appeals window will be open for 7-days starting from Monday 13th November, to Sunday 19th November 2017. All Appellants should follow the below procedure: -

(i)    An appellant must complete the relevant Online Appeal Forms, make a printout of the same and attach thereto the necessary supporting documents or letter indicating his/her reasons for appeal.  The Online Appeals Form is accessible through http://olas.heslb.go.tz
  
(ii)    After completing to fill the Online Appeal Form, the appellant must download the form and attach necessary certified documents by relevant authorities and hand over to the respective Higher Education Institution’s Loan Desk Officer.

(iii)    Appeals must be routed through respective Loan Desk Officers who will collect all appeal forms from their respective Institutions and submit them under covering letters to the Board by 21st November 2017.  The Board will not accept any appeal forms that will be submitted directly by students to the Board.

(iv)    The Board will receive and scrutinize all appeals and where necessary adjust loan or issue new loan to appellants whose application for loans were earlier been denied by the Board.

Who may Appeal against Loans allocations?
In addition to the general eligibility criteria stipulated in the Guidelines and Criteria for issuance of Loans and Grants for academic year 2017/2018, an appellant require to fulfil the following:
    Must be a student admitted to pursue diploma/degree studies in an accredited  Higher Learning Institution in Tanzania
    Must be a first year loan applicant or first time continuing loan applicant who has applied for loan in the 2017/2018 loan application cycle or a continuing loan beneficiary.
    Students who did not apply for loan in the 2017/2018 loan application cycle are discouraged to appeal.


ISSUED BY:
THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
HIGHER EDUCATION STUDENTS’ LOANS BOARD
12th November 2017