NSFAS Funding 2022-2023 is available to students who are currently studying (who have been funded by NSFAS previously, as well as students who have NOT been funded by NSFAS previously), and students who will be starting their studies in 2022.

ABOUT THE NSFAS PROGRAMME

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) was formed in terms of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme. On 16 December 2017, former president, Jacob Zuma, announced that the South African government would phase in “fully subsidized free higher education and training for poor and working-class South African students”.

National Student Financial Aid Scheme is a public entity governed by the NSFAS Act that enables any student to apply for a loan or bursary. The primary objective is to turn NSFAS into an efficient provider of financial assistance to students from less fortunate families and promote access to higher and further education and training.

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR NSFAS FUNDING 2022-2023

  • You must be a South African citizen or a South African permanent resident
  • You must be studying or intend on studying a public tertiary institution within South Africa (University or TVET College)
  • You must fall into 1 or more of these categories:
    • 1) You must be a SASSA grant recipient (excluding the SASSA COVID-19 grant)
    • 2) You must have a total combined household income is NOT more than R350 000 per annum
    • 3) You must be living with a disability AND have a total combined household income NOT more than R600 000 per annum

The NSFAS funding will cover the following fees: registration fees, tuition fees, study material expenses, food allowance, incidental/ personal care, as well as accommodation or transport.

Students living with disabilities will also receive Assistive Devices (such as wheelchairs, hearing aids, adapted laptops, etc.) and Human Support (careers, scribes, tutors, sign language interpreters, etc.). The cover amount will be reviewed by NSFAS each year…

HOW TO APPLY

Note that; Students who were previously funded by NSFAS can re-apply by logging in with their email address and password: https://my.nsfas.org.za/Application/selfservice.jsp

Applications can be done in either of the following ways:

1) Online:
Visit the official NSFAS website
Navigate to the myNSFAS tab
Select the Register an account tab
Upload your supporting documents (per the list below) and then click “submit”

2) In person at your nearest National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) or Thusong Centre.
You will need to have copies of the supporting documents below with you when applying.

Supporting Documents needed:

  • South African ID document (this can include any of the following):
    • copy of green ID document
    • temporary ID from the DHA
    • copy of both sides of Smart ID card
    • unbridged birth certificate
  • Non-SASSA grant applicants: Parents, guardians, or spouse ID documents (copies only)
  • Own, parents, guardians, or spouse proof of income, if a non-SASSA applicant (this can include any of the following):
    • latest payslip if employed (not older than 3 months)
    • UIF letter
    • employment letter
    • retrenchment letter, if a non-SASSA applicant

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