SLB is Now Accessible Through What’s App
With a view to increasing the avenues through which students can make contact with the SLB and to allow them to be more accessible, the SLB has secured a line to facilitate What’s App and text messages. Student clients will now be able to make contact through What’s App with the SLB through the following number :
What’s App the SLB @ 1-876-279-8080
Applicant students and their parents/guardians must make note that this number is only for the What’s App and text messages and will NOT be used for receiving calls.
SLB What’s App Messages will be responded to during the hours of 8:45am – 6:00pm on weekdays. What’s App Messages sent after 6:00pm will be responded to the following day.
About the SLB Through What’s App
The Students’ Loan Bureau wants you to determine your future. The SLB offers student loan financing at the best interest rate with unmatched terms. Enjoy our 9.5% interest rate, long moratorium period and full tuition financing (where applicable). You may also benefit from a Grant in Aid to assist with your school related expenses. The SLB works in close partnership with approved universities and colleges to ensure that your tuition financing is handled thereby allowing you more time to commit to your studies.
The Students’ Loan Bureau is Jamaica’s premier student loan financing organization committed to ensuring that qualified, needy Jamaican students have equal access to financial assistance to pursue tertiary education.
The Students’ Loan Bureau began operation in 1970, was made a statutory body in 1971 and empowered to issue loans covering a percentage of tuition fees to Jamaican students pursuing higher education at tertiary institutions.
The Bureau is able to lend because of its revolving loan scheme. Students borrow today to repay at the end of their course of study to ensure that succeeding generations of students benefit from the fund. Consequently, repayment of all loans is vital to the viability of the scheme.
In excess of 10,000 students apply for loans annually, and on average 99% of these are successful in accessing an SLB loan. This means that more than 9 out of every 10 students who apply for financing from the SLB are successful.