NSFAS Unisa Allowances 2024

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NSFAS Unisa Allowances 2024

NSFAS Unisa Allowances 2024

If you are a student at the University of South Africa (Unisa), NSFAS Unisa allowances can be a valuable resource in assisting you in meeting your academic objectives. The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is a South African government initiative that provides financial aid to qualified students seeking higher education. NSFAS, which was founded with the objective of making education accessible to everyone, plays an important part in assisting students at South Africa’s numerous universities and institutions. Unisa, or the University of South Africa, is one of the world’s largest distance education educational institutions. It serves a diverse student population, including those who are financially disadvantaged. NSFAS Unisa allowances come into play here. These allowances are intended to alleviate the financial load on Unisa students while also assuring that students complete their higher-level education

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NSFAS Unisa Allowances 2024

Amounts indicated for accommodation, living allowance, transport and learning materials at UNISA need to be aligned with the approved latest DHET guidelines. Below are the allocated allowance to support education for the less privileged at UNISA;

  • 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 R2900 per annum for students in catered residence

Who Can Apply For NSFAS Unisa Allowance 2024?

The following students at UNISA can apply for allowances from Unisa 2024;

  • All South African citizens
  • All SASSA grant recipients qualify for funding
  •  Applicants whose combined household income is not more than R350 000 per annum
  • A person with disability: Combined household income must not be more than R600 000 per annum
  • Students who started studying before 2018 and whose household income is not more than R122 000 per annum.

READ: What Does NSFAS Cover For Unisa Students

Documents Required To Apply for NSFAS Unisa Allowance 2024

The following documents must be uploaded to apply for NSFAS allowance for 2024 academic year,

  • Copy of student ID / Birth certificate
  • Copy of parent/s or guardian/ spouse ID
  • Smart card: both sides of the card required
  • Proof of income (where applicable)
  •  Persons living with disability (Disability Annexure A form)
  • An applicant who is recognised as a vulnerable child by the Department of Social Development must provide a completed Vulnerable Child Declaration form completed by a social worker
  • An applicant who has indicated that s/he has no family member details and or abridged birth certificate must complete the Declaration: Non-SASSA.

How To Apply For NSFAS Unisa Allowance 2024

NSFAS allowances at Unisa applications are done online on the official website of the NSFAS during the application period. Follow the steps below to apply for NSFAS;

  •  Go to www.nsfas.org.za 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’.

NSFAS Unisa Disbursement Of Allowances For New And Returning NSFAS Students

NSFAS has confirmed that allowances have been paid to all qualified students, and the process of disbursing allowances has already begun.

Returning students’ allowances, including study materials and incidental allowances, will be distributed beginning Wednesday, March 15. New students who qualify for incidental allowances will get them on March 15 while students who did not pick the laptop option will receive them on March 22.

READ: How Many Modules Should I Pass For NSFAS 2024-2025?

NSFAS Contact Details

NSFAS Virtual Contact Centre

We are available to assist through the following channels:

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

Many students pursuing their ambitions of higher education at the University of South Africa rely on NSFAS Unisa aid.If you are eligible, don’t be afraid to apply for NSFAS assistance and start your educational path with confidence. Visit the official website of NSFAS for more information.


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