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.
If you want to track your NSFAS application, or you are unsure what the meaning of your application status is, here is how to track your application status and what the results of that might mean for you. If you’re waiting to hear back from NSFAS about whether or not you’re funded, you can track your application on the myNSFAS student portal.
How To Check NSFAS Application Status
The National Student Financial Aid Scheme is a South African government student financial aid scheme that provides financial aid to poor undergraduate students to help pay for the cost of their tertiary education after finishing high school. It is funded by the Department of Higher Education and Training.
In order to access your NSFAS application status:
- Login on the myNSFAS student portal via this link: https://bit.ly/2SWFVh3
- Enter your username and password, then click SIGN IN!
- Click on Track Funding Progress.
Once you have followed these three easy steps, you will be able to see whether you are funded or not. It may take some time for your application to be successful so please be patient.
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What Does The NSFAS Bursary Cover?
- Accommodation or transport
- Learning material
- Personal care
Who Qualifies For The Bursary?
- SASSA grant recipients or
- Your combined household income is not more than R350 000 per year or
- A person with a disability with a combined household income of not more than R600 000 per year or
- A student who began their university studies before 2018 and their household income is not more than R122 000 per year
What Is Required During The NSFAS Application Process?
- Your own cellphone number and email address
- Copy of your ID or birth certificate
- ID copies of parents, guardian or spouse
- Your proof of income or 1 year’s IRP5 (if applicable)
- Your parents, guardian or spouse’s proof of income
- If you are a SASSA grant recipient, no proof of income will be required
- Applicants with a disability must submit a completed and signed Disability Annexure A Form, click here to download
- An applicant who is recognised as a Vulnerable Child by the Department of Social Development must provide a completed and signed Vulnerable Child Declaration and Consent Form, click here to download.
How and Where To Apply
You can apply online using a cellphone, tablet or computer. Follow these simple steps to apply
Step 1: Go to www.nsfas.org.za and click on the ‘myNSFAS’ tab