Here Are The NSFAS Allowances You Will Get

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Students approved for the NSFAS bursary receive registration fees, tuition and a number of allowances. However, the amount of each allowance differs depending on which tertiary institution they attend.

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) provides its students with monthly allowances to help cover the costs accrued while studying.

These allowances include transport allowances, accommodation, living allowances and a few others depending on which tertiary institution they attend. 

NSFAS was established to help underprivileged students further their studies. Students at TVET Colleges and public universities receive the following allowances:

TVET College Allowances:

  • Transport (up to 40 km from the institution): R7,350  per annum.
  • Transport: R7000 per annum.
  • Incidental/personal care allowance: R2900 per annum.

University Allowances:

  • Transport (up to 40 km from the institution): R7 500  per year.
  • Living allowance: R15 000 per year.
  • Book allowances: R5 200 per year.
  • Incidental/personal care allowance: R2900 per year for students in catered residences.

Unisa Allowance:

  • Small expense allowance of R2900 per annum for students who are registered for ten modules or more.
  • Learning material allowance of R600 per module for the first four modules (or once-off R5200 for five to ten modules).

Click here to visit the NSFAS website.

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