Documents Needed For NSFAS
Documents Needed For NSFAS
The National Student Financial Assistance Program is a student financial assistance program of the South African government, which provides financial assistance to undergraduates to help them pay for higher education. It is funded by the Ministry of Higher Education and Training.
NSFAS is a government entity under the Ministry of Higher Education and Training. It was established under the NSFAS Act (Act 56 of 1999) to provide financial support to disadvantaged students who wish to continue studying in public universities or TVET institutions.
Applicants must ensure that they meet the following minimum income standards before applying:
- South African citizen
- Receive SASSA subsidy
- Total household income is R350,000 or less per year
- Apply to study at TVET Academy or a public university
- You are registered as a college student with a total family income of less than R122,000 per year
- You can get funds to study at TVET Academy through 9th and 10th grades
- Get funds to study at the following schools through Matric University
- First admission to a public university To obtain a university degree or a national professional certificate program/report from a public TVET university 191
- Identity Document/Birth Certificate.
- Matric Certificate.
- Latest Academic Results.
- Proof of parents’ income (if they are employed)
- Death Certificate/s (if parents are dead)
- Doctor’s Certificate (if permanently disabled)
HOW TO APPLY NSFAS
There are 3 ways in which you can apply:
METHOD 1: On the NSFAS website (if you wish to apply online, follow the instructions below)
1) Create your myNSFAS account here: https://my.nsfas.org.za/mynsfas/selfservice.html
You will be required to provide the following information when registering an account: username, password, ID number, cellphone number and email address
2) You can then login using your selected username and password
3) Complete the application form by clicking the “apply” button
4) When you have filled in all the required information (do not leave any fields blank), you can upload electronic copies of your supporting documents (as listed below). Once all your documents have been uploaded, click the “submit” button to receive your reference number
METHOD 2: At your closest NYDA Center
1) Visit a NYDA center/ office closest to you
2) A NYDA center worker will explain the application process and provide you with an application form to complete
3) Complete the application form in CAPITAL letters with a black pen and sign it in the allocated spots
4) Hand in your application form and supporting documents (as listed below). Ensure that your supporting documents are certified on the front of the page and not be older than 3 months.
5) You will receive a receipt card with a bar code attached
METHOD 3: At a Financial Aid Office on campus/ computer lab
CONTACT THE BURSARY PROVIDER
For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact NSFAS directly:
Tel: 0860 067 327
For more info visit Nsfas Website
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