Will NSFAS Fund Me If I Pass 50% Of My Modules?

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Will NSFAS Fund Me If I Pass 50% Of My Modules?

Will NSFAS Fund Me If I Pass 50% Of My Modules?

Will NSFAS Fund Me If I Pass 50% Of My Modules?

According to NSFAS policy, students must pass 60% of the modules in order to receive funding from NSFAS. Therefore, NSFAS will fund students with 50% MODULES. The primary goal of NSFAS is to make education accessible and affordable for those who may not have the financial means to do so independently. NSFAS funding typically covers tuition fees, accommodation, study materials, and a small living allowance. The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is a South African government program that aims to provide deserving students with access to higher education and training.

The National Student Financial Aid Service (NSFAS) was designed to overcome the financial difficulties that many students confront when seeking postsecondary education. Its purpose is to give financial assistance to qualifying students to meet the costs of their studies. Registration expenses, tuition fees, study material expenditures, lunch allowance, incidental/personal care, and accommodation or transportation are all covered by NSFAS. To continue receiving NSFAS financing, students must pass at least 50% of their modules and achieve the academic standards of their tertiary institution, according to the NSFAS policy agreement.

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NSFAS Eligibility Criteria

Before applying for NSFAS ensure that you meet the following requirements;

  • Must be a South African citizen / permanent resident
  • Combined gross household income should not exceed R350 000 per annum
  • Combined gross household income (persons living with disabilities) should not exceed R600 000 per annum
  • SASSA recipients automatically qualify for financial eligibility
  • Must have email and cell phone number.

NSFAS Application Procedure

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 www.nsfas.org.za,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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Documents Required 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: info@nsfas.org.za
  • 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: info@nsfas.org.za

Physical Address

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

Visit the official website of NSFAS for more information.


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