How To Check Your NSFAS Balances

Students who are funded by NSFAS qualify to receive allowances directly from the financial aid scheme. These allowances are kept in their NSFAS wallets. Here's how you can check your NSFAS wallet balance.



The balance in NSFAS wallets can be withdrawn or spent at any merchant that is registered with NSFAS. Students hoping to find out about their balance before withdrawing, can do so in the following ways: 

On your cellphone:

  1. Dial short code *134*176#
  2. Enter your password
  3. Click Send
  4. Select option 2. Query
  5. View cash balance and transactions

On the internet:

  1. Enter the following link into your browser
  2. Log into your account by typing in your cellphone number and password and click the Login button
  3. Click More
  4. Click Transactions
  5. View transactions

NSFAS has urged students to ensure that they have access to the cellphone number that they provided to NSFAS when applying for funding, as this is the number that will be used to deposit their funds.

If you wish to update your cellphone number, you can do so by registering on myNSFAS with your Facebook or Google account and then updating the number. You must be able to access this number at all times.

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