If you’re not sure what your NSFAS application status means and need more information, we can help you.
Understanding what you’re reading when you’re checking your NSFAS application status is of utmost importance. Here’s what your NSFAS application status means.
Your application has been loaded on to the NSFAS system successfully.
The system checks if you are a returning student and whether you have any previous qualifications.
NSFAS is conducting third party checks with SASSA and the Department of Home Affairs.
NSFAS is verifying all the documents you have submitted during your application.
NSFAS is verifying your household financial status that was declared in your application.
Awaiting Academic Results/Admission
NSFAS is checking your academic results and your institution admission status to ensure that you meet the requirements to be funded by NSFAS.
Many find themselves to stay on this step for a while. This is because NSFAS has to wait for information from your chosen institution.
NSFAS is receiving data from your institution to enable them to create a bursary agreement.
This is another step students find themselves on for a while. This is because NSFAS has to wait for information from your chosen institution.
Signing of Agreement
At this stage, you need to sign your bursary agreement so that NSFAS can disburse your allowances.
Your allowances are now being paid either through NSFAS mobile wallet system or through your institution.
Students are advised to continue to monitor the myNSFAS portal for updates.
How to check NSFAS status online
1. Log in to your account using the myNSFAS student portal on the NSFAS website.
2. Search for 'Track Funding Progress' and click on that.
3. From here you should be able to see the status of your application.