Will NSFAS Fund Me If I Get Sassa Money?

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is a government entity that falls under the Department of Higher Education and Training. 

NSFAS offers financial aid to students who cannot afford to pay for their studies at Universities and TVET colleges. 

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The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is a government entity that falls under the Department of Higher Education and Training. 

NSFAS offers financial aid to students who cannot afford to pay for their studies at Universities and TVET colleges. 

The NSFAS requirements states that those who experience financial constraints which does not allow them to fund their own studies, such as those people who are SASSA recipients qualify for funding from NSFAS.  

This is because it indicates that financial assistance is needed.

Receiving a grant from SASSA indicates to bursaries that the prospective bursary recipient is coming from a disadvantaged background. This is because the means test used by SASSA to determine whether a person’s income is low enough to qualify for grants, corresponds to the income requirements of bursaries.

Therefore those who receive money from SASSA would be able to apply for and receive the NSFAS bursary. Some bursaries do require SASSA grant recipients to provide proof such as a grant letter however NSFAS only requires them to provide their SASSA details. 

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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.

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