nsfas form 2024-2025
nsfas form 2024-2025
The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) was established in accordance with the National Student Financial Aid Scheme.
NSFAS is a bursary program that offers low-income and working-class South African students free higher education and training.
NSFAS’s goal is to help low-income and working-class students who want to attend public universities and technical colleges pay for their education.
INTRODUCTION TO THE NSFAS PROGRAM
- On December 16, 2017, the former president of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, announced that the country would gradually introduce “totally subsidized free higher education and training for poor and working-class South African students.”
The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) Bursary Scheme would be established as the funds were phased in over a five-year period.
REQUIREMENTS FOR ELIGIBILITY
Candidates must ensure that they meet the following minimum entry requirements prior to applying:
- citizen of South Africa
- Obtain a SASSA grant.
- The household’s total annual income is less than R350,000.
Are you currently enrolled as a student at a TVET College or a public university and have an annual household income of less than R122 000?
You must have completed ninth and tenth grade in order to be eligible for funding to attend TVET College.
Passed Matriculation to be eligible for funding from the university.
first-time enrollment in a public college or university for an undergraduate degree or a National Certificate Vocational/Report 191 program.
You should not apply if you meet the following criteria:
Student from another country who is not a citizen of South Africa. Their annual household income is more than R350,000.
Have you completed any higher education in the past?
Already received funding and submitted a request
VALUE OF COVERAGE
The DHET Bursary will cover the following study-related costs. The fee for registration is:
- Fees for instruction
- Book allowances that are subsidized
- Prescribed instructional materials (up to a certain amount, as determined by NSFAS)
- Subsidized lodging is available (up to a certain amount, as set by NSFAS)
- Meal allowances that are subsidized
WHERE DO I APPLY?
You can submit an application in one of three ways:
There is a lot of information on the NSFAS website; if you want to apply online, follow the steps below:
- To create your myNSFAS account, visit https://my.nsfas.org.za/mynsfas/selfservice.html.
You are required to provide the following information when creating an account: username, email address, ID number, and cellphone number.
You can then log in using the username and password you chose.
To finish filling out the application, click the “apply” button.
You will be able to upload electronic copies of your supporting documents as soon as you have completed all of the relevant fields (don’t forget to fill in any blanks).
METHOD 2: Visit an NYDA Center near you.
- Fill out an application form at an NYDA center or office near you.
A worker at the NYDA center will walk you through the application process and give you a form to fill out.
Fill out the application form in capital letters with a black pen and sign it in the designated spots.
Complete the application form and attach any necessary supporting documents (listed below).
Make sure your supporting documents are not older than three months and are signed on the front.
You will receive a receipt card with a bar code via mail.
- At a Financial Aid Office/Computer Lab on Campus
DOCUMENTATION TO BACK UP YOUR OPINION
- ID card/document of identification (certified copy and electronic copy)
- (If you have one) an unabridged birth certificate
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NOTE. For more details, applicants can download THE NSFAS ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA AND CONDITIONS FOR FINANCIAL AID HERE.
FOR ANY INFORMATION ON PAYMENT OR RECEIVING OF MONEY PLEASE GO TO THE NSFAS MAIN WEBSITE BY CLICKING HERE OR CALL THEM DIRECTLY ON
Tel No.: 08000 67327