National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) Application 2023-2024
National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) Application
About National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS)
In accordance with the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS), the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) was formed (Act 56 of 1999).
The mission statement is made up of three parts that explain why NSFAS exists and how it affects the target audience:
NSFAS identifies eligible students, provides bursaries, and collects past student loan repayments to replenish funds available for future generations of students; and NSFAS supports access to, and success in, higher education and training for students from poor and working class families who would otherwise not be able to afford to study.
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National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) Application Requirements
- All applicants must submit a copy of their identification. The Department of Home Affairs will accept a temporary ID card.
- Non-SASSA applicants must produce photocopies of their parent(s), legal guardian(s), or spouse’s identification.
- Smart ID cards: both sides of the smart ID must be presented in a copy.
- Proof of income: applicant and/or parents/legal guardian/spouse (where applicable (non-SASSA)), UIF letter, appointment letter, retrenchment letter (applicant and/or parent(s), legal guardian/spouse)
- People with disabilities must fill out Disability Annexure A.
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Once your funding application becomes successful, NSFAS will cover your costs for:
- Living allowance
- Book allowance
- Incidental/personal care allowance
If you are studying at the University of South Africa (UNISA) you will receive funding for:
- Books (subject to the number of modules registered)
- Personal care allowance
How to apply for National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS)
To apply, you must first create a myNSFAS account and then submit your application online.
Follow these simple steps to submit your application once your myNSFAS account is set up and functional:
Step 1: Go to the ‘APPLY’ tab and fill out the relevant information in the sections on the screen.
Step 2: If relevant, upload any required supporting papers.
Step 3: When prompted, click the ‘Submit’ button.
Step 4: And that’s it; your NSFAS grant application is complete.
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