How Much Does NSFAS Pay

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How Much Does NSFAS Pay

How Much Does NSFAS Pay

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme, or NSFAS, is important for South Africa’s goal of providing affordable and high-quality higher education to all. NSFAS was established with the goal of providing financial aid to qualifying students, and it disburses grants to help cover the costs of higher education. If you’re thinking about applying for NSFAS or have already been accepted, you’re probably wondering, “How much does NSFAS pay?” In this post, we’ll go through NSFAS payments, eligibility requirements, and how to apply for financial assistance.

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How Much Does NSFAS Pay

NSFAS offers financial support to cover tuition fees, accommodation, and other essential study-related expenses. Below is the amount paid for expenses at TEVT Colleges and Universities;


  • Accommodation
  • As per the actual costs charged by the university (costs for private accommodation must not exceed costs for university residence)
  • Transport (up to 40 km from the institution) R7 500  per annum
  • Living allowance R15, 000  per annum
  • Book allowances R5200 per annum
  • Incidental/personal care allowance of R2900 per annum for students in catered residences


  • Accommodation in an urban area is R24,000 per annum
  • Accommodation in a peri-urban area R18,900 per annum
  • Accommodation in a rural area is R15,750 per annum
  • Transport (up to 40 km from the institution) R7,350  per annum
  • Transport R7000 per annum
  • Incidental/personal care allowance R2900 per annum


Eligibility Requirements For NSFAS

To qualify for NSFAS pay you must meet the requirements provided below;

  • South African citizenship or permanent residency.
  • Enrollment or acceptance at a public university or TVET college.
  • Demonstrable financial need, assessed through a means test.
  • Academic progress, as some programs may have minimum academic requirements.

Application Procedure For NSFAS

To apply for NSFAS funding, follow these steps:

  • Visit the NSFAS website at: and create an account.
  • Complete the online application form with accurate and up-to-date information.
  • Upload the required supporting documents, including proof of income and academic records.
  • Submit your completed application form along with supporting documents before the closing date
  • Await the outcome of your application, which may take some time to process.

NB: If your application is approved, you’ll receive a notification from NSFAS outlining the details of your funding package, including the amount you’ll receive and any additional support you may be eligible for.


Contact NSFAS

Facebook: National Student Financial Aid Scheme
Twitter: @myNSFAS
Instagram: @myNSFAS
WhatsApp: +27 78 519 8006

Visit the official website of NSFAS for more information.


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