Do NSFAS Supporting Documents Need To Be Certified?

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If you've been putting off starting your NSFAS application because you're dreading the visit to the police station or post office, then we have some good news. 

NSFAS has confirmed that applicants do not need to certify their supporting documents before applying

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, NSFAS has removed the requirement for documents to be certified.

How To Apply for NSFAS

  • Register on myNSFAS
  • Click on the ‘APPLY’ tab
  • Complete the sections on the screen by providing the required information
  • Upload required supporting documents where applicable
  • Click on ‘Submit’  Documents. 

The required supporting documents include:

  • A copy of ID or temporary ID issued by the Department of Home Affairs will be accepted
  • Non-SASSA applicants must provide ID copies of parent/s, legal guardian/guardian or spouse
  • Smart ID cards: a copy with both sides of the smart ID must be provided
  • Proof of income: applicant and/or parents/legal guardian/spouse (where applicable (non-SASSA) should provide the latest payslip, not older than 3 months, UIF letter, appointment letter, retrenchment letter (applicant and/or parent(s), legal guardian/spouse)
  • A person with disabilities: to complete Disability Annexure A form.

Applications for 2022 are currently open and will be closing on 7 January 2022.

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