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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.

NSFAS applications are currently open. Have you ever wondered if NSFAS will fund more than just one child per parent or in a household or just more than one person in your household at a time? Well, we have the answer to that question along with lots of other information.

NSFAS applications for 2021 have opened and everyone is buzzing about it and hurrying to submit their applications. Are you one of them? Are you now stuck with an application status saying 'DHA Verification Failed'? You're not alone. Here's what to do about it.

NSFAS-Funded students who qualify to receive allowances directly from NSFAS will receive cash funds in their NSFAS Wallets. If your NSFAS Wallet is locked, no worries. Here's why and how to unlock it. 

Get ahead of the crowd by registering with the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) today.

NSFAS applications for the 2021 academic year are open. This gives eligible students the opportunity to access free government funding.

We asked NSFAS to answer some of the most common questions about their bursaries, applying online and all other aspects of their funding.

It's that time of the year again as NSFAS opened their applications for funding in 2021. However, this bursary isn't open to just anyone. Here's who shouldn't send in that application to NSFAS.

At the beginning of August, a whole month earlier than usual, NSFAS opened up their applications for those wanting to be funded by the financial aid scheme for 2021. Now, as we are five months into the application cycle, they have provided updates on the applications process. 

NSFAS has decided to give students laptops to give them access to online learning during Covid-19. This comes as Universities and TVET Colleges implement online learning and close down campuses to combat the spread of the coronavirus. 

If you would like to change your contact details, you may do so by following these easy steps:

You qualify for a NSFAS bursary if you plan on registering or you are already studying at one of the public TVET colleges Not sure if NSFAS funds the TVET College you're at or plan to go to? Well, now you can find out. Read further.

Students have started a petition calling for NSFAS and the Higher Education Minister to give more support to the 'missing middle' students. These students are seen as "too rich to qualify for NSFAS but too poor to pay their fees". 

You may have read recently that NSFAS would be changing the way applications worked. The organisation has adopted what they call a Student Centered Model, completely overhauling the applications system. So what does this mean for you?

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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