The Students Loan Trust Fund (SLTF) was established in December 2005 under the Trustee Incorporation Act 1962, Act 820.
The objectives of the Trust Fund are to provide financial resources for the sound management of the Trust for the benefit of students and to help promote and facilitate the national ideals enshrined in Article 28 and 38 of the 1992 Constitution.
For the purpose of achieving the objectives of the Trust Fund, monies from the Trust Fund shall be applied to the relevant activities that the Trustees of the Fund may determine, including, in particular
a. The provision of facilities to enhance the tertiary education to support students.
b. The provision of moneys to support any other activities and programmes for the promotion of relevant courses as determined by the Trustees, in consultation with the Minister.
The Students Loans Trust Fund is governed by a Board of Trustees that comprises of distinguished individuals of relevant backgrounds relevant to the business of SLTF. The members of the board are appointed by the President of the Republic. The day – to – day administration of the SLTF is headed by CEO, assisted by a team of dedicated professionals. The SLTF also has Campus offices in major institutions. The functions of these offices include:
a. Provide first stop for student inquiries.
b. Pickup and drop off points for Loan Application forms.
c. Loan Application verification for completeness of forms.
d. Liaise between the SLTF and the loan applicants.
e. Disseminate information to students in a timely manner.
The sources of loanable funds for SLTF include:
a. Monies paid into the Trust Fund representing up to ten percent of all the inflows into the Ghana Education Trust Fund.
b. Voluntary contributions which will be tax deductible.
c. Mobilization of resources from Ghana’s international partners interested in the advancement of tertiary education.
d. Contributions from the corporate sector that shall be tax deductible up to the equivalent of 0.5% of the company’s actual profit before tax.
e. Loans from Social Security and National Insurance Trust.