Will NSFAS Cover Tshwane University of Technology Courses?

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Ever heard of the NSFAS bursary? If you're a student seeking funding then you've come to the right place. Today we'll be tackling the question of whether NSFAS funds Tshwane University of Technology students.

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS), through the NSFAS bursary, aims to make education more accessible and the youth of South Africa more employable.

NSFAS funds students who attend one of the 26 public Universities or 50 TVET Colleges, which are the public higher education institutions of South Africa.

Does NSFAS then fund students from Tshwane University of Technology (TUT)? TUT is a public University in South Africa which means that yes, NSFAS will fund you if you attend or plan on attending TUT.

The rest of the NSFAS requirements are as follows:

  • Your household income per year must come to R350 000 or less
  • Should you be a person living with a disability, the above threshold is then R600 000 or less
  • You must be a South African citizen or permanent resident
  • You must be attending a public University or College or applying

Should you be a SASSA beneficiary, excluding the R350 grant, you will immediately qualify for funding through the NSFAS bursary.

Being funded by NSFAS doesn't mean that only your fees will be paid for, it covers much more:

  • Once off book allowance for textbooks and other learning materials (usually up to R5200 per year)
  • Meal allowance (usually R15 000 paid over 10 months)
  • Travel allowance for students staying at home (usually R7500 paid over 10 months)
  • Accommodation allowance, for students staying at Rhodes Privately Owned Student Accommodation. (usually up to R40 000 paid over 10 months)

NSFAS is a government bursary scheme that provides funding for underprivileged students who wish to attend universities or TVET colleges.

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