Does NSFAS Pay If Fail?

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Does NSFAS Pay If Fail?

Does NSFAS Pay If Fail?

Yes, NSFAS will continue to pay if you fail since NSFAS funds students depending on the duration of their course or degree and according to the NSFAS policy agreement, students must pass at least 50% of their modules as well as meet the academic requirement of NSFAS and the institution involved.

NSFAS is essential in assisting financially disadvantaged students in South Africa. It pays for a variety of educational expenses such as fees, accommodation, textbooks, and living allowances. This financial help is a lifeline for many students, allowing them to continue their studies.

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NSFAS Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for NSFAS funding, You must be a South African citizen or permanent resident to apply. The combined total household income should not be more than R350,000 per year. The combined total family income of disabled people should not exceed R600,000 per year. SASSA recipients are automatically eligible for financial assistance. An email address and a cell phone number are required. Students who began their studies prior to 2018 have a combined household income of no more than R122,000 per year.

How To Apply For NSFAS

The NSFAS applications are done online on the official website of the NSFAS agency. NSFAS application procedure is simple and straightforward. Follow the steps below to apply for NSFAS;

  • Go to,NSFAS official website and click on the ‘myNSFAS’ tab.
  • Create a myNSFAS account.
  • Click on the ‘APPLY’ tab and complete the sections on the screen.
  •  Upload required supporting documents where applicable.
  • Click on ‘Submit’.

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Required Documents To Apply For NSFAS

Certified copies of the following documents are required to apply for NSFAS;

  • All applicants must provide a copy of their ID. A temporary ID issued by the Department of Home Affairs will be accepted.
  • Non-SASSA applicants must provide ID copies of parent/s, legal guardian/guardian or spouse.
  •  Smart ID cards: a copy with both sides of the smart ID must be provided.
  • Proof of income: The applicant and/or parents/legal guardian/spouse (where applicable (non-SASSA) should provide the latest payslip not older than 3 months, UIF letter, appointment letter, retrenchment letter (applicant and/or parent(s), legal guardian/spouse)
  • Passports/Driver’s licenses will not be accepted as proof of ID.

NB: No affidavits will be accepted as proof of any funding requirement.

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Contact NSFAS

NSFAS Virtual Contact Centre

We are available to assist through the following channels:

  • Email:
  • Facebook: National Student Financial Aid Scheme
  • Twitter: @myNSFAS
  • Instagram: @myNSFAS
  • WhatsApp: +27 78 519 8006
  • USSD:*120*67327#

For general, student and NSFAS Wallet enquiries

  • For all other queries regarding students:
  • Tel No.: 08000 67327
  • Email:

Physical Address

  • The Halyard, 4 Christiaan Barnard St,
  • Cape Town City Centre,
  • Cape Town, 8001

NSFAS is intended to help South African students pursue higher education. While they expect students to achieve decent academic progress, they also provide various sorts of support and have an appeals procedure for individuals who face extraordinary situations. Failure in a course does not mean the end of your NSFAS support; nevertheless, it does need taking proactive efforts to address the problem and work toward academic improvement. Visit the official website of NSFAS for more information.


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