The National Student Financial Assistance Program (NSFAS) is the government’s student financial assistance program of South Africa, which provides financial assistance to undergraduate students to cover their tuition after completing their studies. It is sponsored by the Ministry of Higher Education. The program also administers Department of Education and Training (SETA) programs such as the Funza Lushaka Educational Scholarship (for students pursuing an educational degree) DHET Disability Scholarship.
With the NSFAS wallet, you can withdraw cash and / or spending at all NSFAS registered merchants. The allowance will be determined in consultation with the institution and will be passed to NSFAS at the time of registration.
When NSFAS creates your NSFAS wallet account, you will receive a “Welcome” SMS to confirm your account.
At Support Always check if you have access to the mobile phone number provided to NSFAS. This number is the number you use to deposit your funds. Withdrawal of cash can be done at all of our cash withdrawal merchants, Checkers, Boxer, USave and several Spar stores. Please note that this store has a cash withdrawal limit of R200-R1000 per day. There is no limit on spending at registered stores. This means you can spend up to the maximum value of your cash wallet.
What you will need to receive your NSFAS allowances via NSFAS Wallet?
• Your own cell phone and valid SIM card
• You must sign your NSFAS Bursary Agreement if you are a new student to NSFAS
• You will not need to withdraw cash to pay your landlord or any registered merchant.
Please refer to the user guide (How to Spend)
How to get started (1st time users)?
• Receive an SMS welcoming you to NSFAS Wallet
• Verify your account by dialing *134*176# and reply with your ID number
• Receive a password that you will use when transacting. Note that you need to keep this password secure at all times as anyone with access to your password may access or spend your money. It is advisable to log in to Celbux.appspot.com with your 5 digit password and update your password to something more secure and memorable.
• Do not keep or save your password on your cell phone and always keep your cell phone’s screen locked with a password or pin.
For more info visit Nsfas Website