What happens to the loans owed to NSFAS by students who have graduated?

The government has not said anything to NSFAS about writing off any outstanding loans that need a repayment. When NSFAS changed the funding from loans to bursaries, the understanding was that the change was effective from the academic year of 2018.

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The government has not said anything to NSFAS about writing off any outstanding loans that need a repayment. When NSFAS changed the funding from loans to bursaries, the understanding was that the change was effective from the academic year of 2018. This means that funding given to students before 2018, still need to be paid back.

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The wait is almost over, as applications for NSFAS funding will be opening soon. Minister Blade Nzimande held a media briefing on Thursday morning to reveal when students can start applying. 

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.

Boland College has opened applications for NSFAS appeals and applications. The TVET College has announced the period for application submissions. 

After closing due to the lockdown in 2020, NSFAS has officially reopened its walk-in centre. This means hopeful applicants, as well as current NSFAS bursary holders, can visit the centre for assistance.

If you are currently receiving funding from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS), you might be wondering if you can apply for the R350 grant. 

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