In December 2017, the President announced that NSFAS will offer bursaries as a form of free education rather than loans that need to be paid back. Students who received a NSFAS loan before the president's address need to repay the loaned amount as per the agreement form that was signed. If you only started being funded by NSFAS in 2018, there is no need to pay back any money as you received a bursary.
There are many documents that you need to submit when applying for funding and it is sometimes confusing. Here is a breakdown of what documents you need to submit given based on what situation you are in.
You may also read this article for detail as to how to submit your supporting documents that are outstanding.
What supporting documents do I need when I'm applying?
You will need a phone, a valid cellphone number and your own email address. You may use the cellphone and number of a trusted guardian or relative but it would be better if you had your own. A cellphone number can only be used by one applicant as the number is used to create your personal myNSFAS account which is used to apply for funding.
What do I do if I no longer use the email or cell number I registered with. How can I retrieve my One Time Pin (OTP)?
These are the steps you need to follow in order to obtain an NSFAS bursary, which includes how to sign your agreement. Any student who has been approved for funding will not receive any money until they sign the agreement.
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NSFAS is an agent for the administration of funds to students across South Africa in order to increase access to higher education.
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Shortlisted candidates will be contacted – should you not receive feedback within 30 days, please regard your application as unsuccessful.