The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) provides funding to students from poor and working class backgrounds and is a highly sought-after bursary.
This bursary doesn't only make sure your fees get paid but goes beyond that in paying for other student needs.
If you're a Central University of Technology (CUT) student, or you're planning on becoming one, we have good news for you.
NSFAS funds students who attend or wish to attend one of the 50 public TVET Colleges or 26 Public Universities in South Africa. This means that yes, CUT students and prospective students will be funded by NSFAS. However, you must meet the requirements.
The requirements are as follows:
- Your household income must come to R350 000 or less per year
- For students who live with disabilities, the household income threshold is R600 000 or less
- If you're a SASSA beneficiary, you immediately qualify
- You must be a South African citizen or permanent resident
- Must be attending a TVET College or public University or applying
It's also good for you to know that NSFAS does not have an age limit for applicants. As long as you meet the above requirements and it's your first degree, you will qualify for a NSFAS bursary.