The National Financial Students Aid Scheme (NSFAS) have made funding available to students in need who want to study at a public University or a College.
If you have already applied for NSFAS funding but you have chosen the wrong institution, NSFAS has ensured that applicants need not worry.
NSFAS says that once your application has been successful and your funding has been approved, you will be funded at the institution you registered at even if you have chosen the wrong institution on your application.
NSFAS is a popular financial aid scheme as they help students by providing allowances for the costs of registration, tuition, transportation, personal care and learning materials. They also provide funding for on-campus and private accommodation for students who live far from the universities which they are registered at.
To qualify for the NSFAS bursary you need to meet the following requirements:
- Must be a South African citizen.
- Can be a SASSA grant recipient.
- Applicants whose combined household income is not more than R350 000 per annum.
- Persons with a disability whose combined household income is not more than R600 000 per annum.
- Applicants who first registered at university before 2018 whose household income is not more than R122 000 per annum.