Will NSFAS fund my Online Studies?

NSFAS, the National Student Financial Aid Scheme, funds South African students with bursaries for public universities or TVET colleges. You must be wondering, does NSFAS fund online studies? 
 

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NSFAS, the National Student Financial Aid Scheme, funds South African students with bursaries for public universities or TVET colleges. You must be wondering, does NSFAS fund online studies? 

The answer is yes but only for full-time programme at a public university or TVET college. 

For example, NSFAS funds students at UNISA which is a distance e-learning university. Through Unisa, NSFAS offers funding for many courses online. However, NSFAS does not fund any short courses or short-term degrees administered online and also doesn't offer funding for private colleges.  

 

To read about the qualifications for NSFAS funding, you can read about it here

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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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