Strathmore University Financial Aid Office​

The Strathmore University Financial Aid Office administers several financial aid schemes in supporting the University achieve its mission to provide all-around quality education to needy and deserving students.

Applying for financial aid is done annually, paying attention to deadlines is crucial. Obtain, read, complete, and return your application early.

  • Students must apply for financial aid online through this link:

  • Ensure that you meet the requirements for financial aid you wish to apply.

  • Attach the necessary supporting documents such as copies of your KCSE results and SU admission letter.

  • For continuing students, attach a copy of your completed HELB application form.

  • Await notification on the status of your financial aid application, if your application is successful, you will be given an offer letter. Carefully review and follow the terms and conditions on the financial aid offer letter.

  • Return the completed financial aid offer letter on or before the stated deadline.

  • Your financial aid will be credited to your student account after all financial aid award requirements are met.

  • No funds will be disbursed to your student account unless you have complied with all the requirements.

  • Students must register for the units they will take each semester and fill-in a Fee Payment Request Form at the Financial Aid Office within the first two weeks of the semester.

A. Fees Paid In Cash should be deposited into a Strathmore University Collection Account either  :

1. Standard Chartered Bank (any branch in Kenya) Account No. 010 204 484 4 000 Karen Branch

2. Co-operative Bank of Kenya (any branch in Kenya) Account No. 01129 1604946 00 Upper Hill Branch

3. SBM Bank (Any Branch in Kenya) Account Name: Strathmore University Account Number: 0242027486004

4. CfC Stanbic Bank (any branch in Kenya). Complete the transaction request form via your respective bank platform and enter the following:

Account Name: Strathmore University

Account Number: 99020 followed by your student number. Eg. A student whose number is 123456 will enter 99020123456.

Bank Name: Stanbic Bank

Bank Branch: Chiromo-31000 

Swift code: SBICKENX

Follow usual prompts to complete the transaction.


Upcountry cash payments should be deposited into the Standard Chartered Bank or the Co-operative Bank of Kenya or SBM Bank.

Bank deposit slips should be completed in duplicate: the top copy is kept by the bank; the second copy should be kept by the student.

B. Credit/ Debit Cards: We also accept payments by Credit/Debit cards — local and international. However, all payments attract a 3% levy on the total amount payable.

C. No cash fees, money orders, postal orders, personal cheques, company cheques or upcountry cheques will be accepted in the University.

D. Bankers’ cheques can be receipted directly by the University Cashier. However, upcountry banker’s cheques will be receipted by the University cashier on further payment of Kshs 200, being bank charges levied by our bankers.

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) is a term used to describe a student’s successful completion of a degree or certificate. A student receiving the University’s financial aid or other financial aid directly administered by the University must maintain satisfactory academic progress towards the completion of their program of study.

Satisfactory academic progress is measured at the end of each semester against the following:

  • The student must have met the required class attendance

  • The student must have passed all attempted units

  • The student must have achieved the set minimum average grade indicated in their award letter

Failure to meet the above conditions will lead to suspension of financial aid. Students who become ineligible to receive financial aid may appeal by completing a SAP Appeal Form and submitting it together with supporting documents to the Financial Aid Office.

Check Your University Email Account Frequently

Information to students is sent to the student’s Strathmore University email account; this account is the University’s official means of communication with students. You are responsible for checking your University email account frequently for information about your financial aid. Emails from our office may include requests for missing or updated information as well as other important information regarding your financial aid award.

If you are having challenges activating your SU email account, kindly contact your School/Faculty helpdesk for assistance.

1. You must have obtained admission to study at Strathmore University.


2. Ensure that you meet eligibility criteria for the specific financial aid you wish to apply for.


3. Continuing students applying for financial aid must ensure that they have applied for a HELB loan within the set deadlines.


4. Respond promptly to all correspondences from the Financial Aid Office and request for additional information/clarification regarding your application.


5. Ensure that all contacts provided to the Financial Aid Office are current. If they are not current, you run the risk of not receiving communication from the University.


6. Take an active role in the financial aid process


Financial Aid Office staff are available to help when you have questions.


Contact the Financial Aid Office by email: with any questions or concerns about financial aid.

Frequently Asked Questions

To be eligible for financial aid one must meet the eligibility criteria for the specific scholarship/loan you are applying for.

a. Full and partial scholarships
b. Partial tuition loans
c. Partial sports scholarships
d. Bursaries
e. Rebates
f. Work Study

Intake                 Type                                                                      Application Deadline
January             Professional courses only                          1st week of December
April                    Degree courses only                                      2nd week of March
May                      Degree and Professional courses           1st week of December
July                     Degree and Professional courses           2nd week of May

The Financial Aid Office will notify you using the contact details provided on your application.

Application forms that are submitted after the deadline will not be considered. The applicant is required to re-apply in the next academic year.

An applicant can appeal within 7 seven days of receiving communication by filling in a Financial Aid Appeal form.

You will be required to repay the amount spent to date before clearance from the University

No, the financial aid scheme covers students undertaking a course at Strathmore.

Failure to adhere to the terms and conditions that are in the award letter.

Financial Aid Resources

1. SU Merit and Need-Based
These are partial and full scholarships offered to students pursuing undergraduate, diploma and professional courses.

2. Sports
Strathmore University is committed to nurturing students who have demonstrated talent in sports. The award covers a percentage of the tuition fee.

3. European Union
This is open to final year students in secondary schools who wish to study the following courses at Strathmore University in the coming year:

– Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

– Diploma in Business Management

– Diploma in Business Information Technology

4. Mathematics Contest
Strathmore University awards the best form four boy and girl in the country’s top Mathematics Contests. These students are awarded a tuition fees scholarship to pursue Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Association of Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA) or Diploma in Business Information Technology (DBIT).


5. Rebates
Family Benefit – This rebate is awarded to parents with two or more children undertaking a degree course at the University. The rebate goes to the student with a higher average grade each academic year. Application for the Family Rebate is done annually by filling in a Family Fee Benefit Form and attaching copies of birth certificates and academic transcripts and submitting them to the Financial Aid Office.
Academic Excellence Rebate – Strathmore University awards fee rebates to top students who excel in class annually. The students must be in the top three positions in their respective dean’s list with an equally impressive disciplinary record.

5. Bursaries
These are grants based on need and outstanding academic ability and are normally awarded to students who meet additional criteria that may be set by the donor. Some of our partners are Strathmore University Staff Giving, Mzima Co-operative society, Rattansi Educational Trust, Rahimtullah Foundation, Langalanga Scholarship Fund, Wanawake kwa Wanawake among others.

There are various types of loans available to students to enable them pursue various courses at Strathmore. Some of the loans include:

1. Strathmore loan
This is a merit loan scheme that enables bright and needy students’ pursue undergraduate courses at Strathmore. Two of the determining factors used to select the students included good academic performance and proof of the family’s financial neediness.

2. Kiva loan
Strathmore University has partnered with KIVA, an online platform that connects field partners to social investors, to offer a unique student loan which enables students to obtain tuition and laptop loans. Strathmore University is KIVA’s first non-traditional partner specializing in student loans.
Tuition and laptop loans are available to undergraduate degree students in the full-time program. To be eligible, a student must attend a Kiva Loan information session to understand the loan requirements and application process.

3. HELB Loan
The Higher Education Loans Board awards various amounts of loans to university students with demonstrated financial need.

The Work Study program is a partial scholarship designed to give students with demonstrated financial need an opportunity to work part-time on Campus to meet their educational expenses. Student assistant may be placed in the library, help-desks, computer labs and any other units offering student services.

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