what does my nsfas status mean

what does my nsfas status mean

what does my nsfas status mean

what does my nsfas status mean

NSFAS is a government entity under the Department of Higher Education and Training established according to the NSFAS Act (Act 56 of 1999) to provide financial support to disadvantaged students who wish to further their studies at public universities or TVET colleges.

How long does it take Nsfas to react to a request?

Within a few days of the deadline, applicants should expect a response to their application. If you haven’t heard from NSFAS yet, you should verify the progress of your application on your own.

If you have applied for financing from NSFAS, they surely informed you of its status. However, this might be confusing and does not necessarily indicate what you should do next. So, let’s break down the application statuses so you know what to do next.

Successfully funded

Means: The application has been processed and the funding process has been completed.

What you must do: Register and attend Classes.

 

Eligible for funding but, awaiting confirmation of academic admission

Means: Applicant qualifies for funding, but we have not yet received admission confirmation from an institution. Until such time as admission has been confirmed, funding will not be approved.

What you must do: Inform institution’s Financial Aid Office.

 

Verifying the household income with third party sources

Means: We are still verifying the student’s household income with credit bureaus to confirm that the income declared is under the R350 000 threshold.

What you must do: Wait. No action required.A message will be sent if funding is approved and academic admission is confirmed.

 

Awaiting evaluation

Means: The application has been received and needs to be assessed by a case worker at NSFAS to ensure that all information on the application has been correctly captured.

What you must do: Wait. No action required. A message will be sent if funding is approved and academic admission is confirmed.

 

Application unsuccessful

Means: The applicant’s household income exceeds the R350 000 standard, hence he or she is disqualified. Or the applicant has a previous qualification but does not meet the NSFAS requirements. However, the applicant has been denied admission to a university or a TVET college.

What you must do: No Action.

How can I track the status of my NSFAS

Please follow the processes outlined below to monitor or track the status of your application as an applicant.

1st Step:

Check the status of your NSFAS application on the nsfas website. By clicking on MyNSFAS account, you can log in with your ID and the password you set during the application procedure.

2nd Step:

Log in to your MyNSFAS account with your ID and the password you chose during the application process.

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