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NSFAS

 

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.

Usually NSFAS gives funding to students, but this time it's taking it away. This decision might come as a shock, but the financial aid scheme has given its reasons.

When you have been successful with your NSFAS bursary, you will receive an email with a link to sign your NSFAS Bursary Agreement form (NBA) online. 

In order to sign the NBA you will need to follow these steps:

Unfortunately not all NSFAS applicants were successful with their application, however don't give up hope. If you are one of the NSFAS 2019 applicants whose application was unsuccessful and would like to dispute this funding decision, follow these easy steps:

In order to receive your NSFAS allowances you will need to do the following:

If you’re looking for funding for your studies, you probably know you need to go through NSFAS.

You may be a little confused as to how to apply though, so here’s a quick guide on how to apply for NSFAS online.

Get your certified supporting documents ready.

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has announced the completion of all assessments of the 2019 applications of first time students.

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has officially tested the improved online application system which is aimed at improving the time at which users take in applying for funding.

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