NSFAS is the National Student Financial Aid Scheme which is a government loan and bursary fund for students through the NSFAS fundingNSFAS application and registration opens in the later part of the year for students with the NSFAS closing date usually being in the next calendar year.

NSFAS gives bursaries to students from poor and working class backgrounds which goes beyond just paying for your fees. They’ll also pay for your registration, accommodation, transport, books through NSFAS allowances.

So what are the NSFAS requirements?

The most important requirement is that your household income should come to R350 000 or less per year. This means that if you add up everyone’s salaries in your house for the year and it comes to over R350 000, you won’t qualify.

Usually, students and future students will submit their NSFAS online application for a NSFAS bursary using myNSFAS

Bursaries Portal has everything you need to know about NSFAS, NSFAS applications and NSFAS allowances.

Once students apply for the NSFAS bursary, they may track their application on their myNSFAS account. Some may currently be on the ‘Evaluation’ stage, here is what it means.

NSFAS has extended applications for the 2022 funding period. This will give applicants who missed the previous deadline more time to submit their applications.

NSFAS is a government-funded bursary that helps students further their education without having to worry about the financial burden. Here is where students may apply for the bursary.

Students who are funded by NSFAS qualify for allowances to help them cover the costs of studying. Certain students receive their allowances via their NSFAS Wallet.

As the academic year is about to begin universities and TVET Colleges are about to begin their registration process. In order for students to enrol they are required to pay a registration fee, but does the NSFAS bursary cover these fees?

NSFAS funds students who are in need of financial assistance and hope to further their education by studying a tertiary qualification, but does their funding include Unisa Higher Certificate courses?

Studying a second qualification can be quite challenging on its own and then still having to worry about how to pay for those courses can be very stressful. The NSFAS bursary covers the cost of tertiary education, but do they also fund second qualifications?

Before students are enrolled at Unisa, they are required to pay a registration fee, which some students may not be able to afford. Therefore, they may be wondering if NSFAS pays for Unisa registration fees.

Are you currently funded by NSFAS and wondering if NSFAS will fund modules if you have failed them? Here is what NSFAS has to say about it.

Students have been able to see whether their application has been approved or not. If their application was unsuccessful, it may have been due to the following reasons.

Tertiary studies require students to purchase textbooks which can be quite expensive. This may lead students to wonder if they will receive book vouchers to cover these costs.

The NSFAS bursary has a few requirements to ensure students who truly need financial assistance receive support. Here are the income requirements students need to meet in order to qualify for the bursary.

Students approved for the NSFAS bursary receive registration fees, tuition and a number of allowances. However, the amount of each allowance differs depending on which tertiary institution they attend.

The NSFAS bursary is offered to students who are in need of financial assistance to attend a public university or TVET college. In order to qualify for funding, students need to meet the bursary requirements.

Students hoping to attend Wits or are currently enrolled at the university may be wondering if NSFAS funds the university courses. Here is what they need to know.

Students who have applied for NSFAS previously but were not approved may be wondering if they can reapply. The confusion regarding this matter has been cleared up by the agency.

If you are a NSFAS funded student studying towards your tertiary qualification, then you may be wondering when you should reapply for the NSFAS bursary. Well we've got all the answers you need below. 

Returning students interested in continuing their studies are welcome to apply for the bursary. However, these students need to know a few things before applying for NSFAS.

Students hoping to receive funding from NSFAS may apply in a number of ways. Here is a list of how to apply for NSFAS in the Western Cape.

Students studying at TVET colleges qualify for loan laptops from NSFAS. Here is how to order your laptop.