What Your 'Registration Received' NSFAS Application Status Means


Eagerly awaiting news on your NSFAS application? If you've applied for financial aid through NSFAS, it's time to check your NSFAS application status! This article dives into what a specific status, "Registration Received," means for your NSFAS journey.


Ever applied for NSFAS funding and found yourself staring at a cryptic "Registration Received" NSFAS status? Don't worry, this article is here to decipher it all!

NSFAS, the National Student Financial Aid Scheme, is a lifeline for many South African students. It offers comprehensive financial support, covering tuition, registration fees, and even allowances for living expenses. Whether you're aiming for a bursary or a missing middle student loan, understanding your NSFAS application status is key.

'Registration Received' NSFAS Status Meaning

This NSFAS status update is a significant step forward! It means NSFAS has received confirmation of your registration from your university or TVET college.

Before this, you might have seen a "provisionally funded" NSFAS status, indicating initial approval. However, NSFAS waits for this registration confirmation before finalizing the funding.

So, a "registration received" status is essentially a green light. It means you've ticked all the boxes and are on track to receive NSFAS funding soon.

How To Check Your NSFAS Status

If you have submitted your funding application, you may be wondering what the outcome is. Fortunately, once you apply for NSFAS you can track the status of your NSFAS online application form on the NSFAS website in a few simple steps.

Here is how to do a NSFAS status check for your application status.

  1. Log in to your NSFAS account on the myNSFAS student portal here 

  2. Enter your username and password and sign in

  3. Click on Track Funding Progress 

  4. You will then be able to track funding progress and check your NSFAS status

Once there, there are a number of results you might receive when doing a NSFAS status check while applying for NSFAS funding.

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