NSFAS Who Can Apply

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NSFAS Who Can Apply

NSFAS Who Can Apply

Are you a South African student looking for financial support to pursue your higher education aspirations? The National Student Financial Aid Scheme might be your answer. You may apply for NSFAS funding if you meet the eligibility requirements for the fund.

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is a South African government initiative that assists qualified South African students in accessing and affording higher education. NSFAS was created to alleviate the financial constraints that many students confront when attempting to further their education.NSFAS provides financial assistance to pay a variety of educational expenditures, including fees, accommodation, textbooks, and living allowances. Students pursuing higher education at approved public universities and technical and vocational education and training (TVET) institutes in South Africa can apply for NSFAS funding. Students must meet strict qualifying criteria to be eligible for NSFAS aid, which often includes South African citizenship or permanent residency, financial necessity, and academic performance.

READ: Appeal To NSFAS 2024

Who Can Apply For NSFAS

To qualify 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

Follow the steps below to complete the NSFAS application;

  • Visit the official website of NSFAS at: www.nsfas.org.za
  • 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’.

Documents Required To Apply For NSFAS.

All applicants are required to upload and submit the following documents;

  • 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.

READ: NSFAS Application Form 2024-2025

Contact NSFAS

Email: info@nsfas.org.za
Facebook: National Student Financial Aid Scheme
Twitter: @myNSFAS
Instagram: @myNSFAS
WhatsApp: +27 78 519 8006

By meeting these eligibility requirements and diligently following the application procedure, you can increase your chances of receiving financial help from NSFAS to pursue your higher education ambitions in South Africa. Visit the official website for NSFAS for more information.


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