How do I apply for NSFAS 2022?

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How do I apply for NSFAS 2022?

How do I apply for NSFAS 2022?

Prospective Students who have been waiting to apply to the The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) will now have access to apply online via the NSFAS official website. Application for the 2022- 2023 accademic year is currently open and qualified applicants are invited to apply within the application cycle since there wouldn’t be any late application. Students who are eligible for funding from NSFAS (financial eligibility) and who obtain a firm place to study in an approved program at a public institution are encouraged to apply to institutions through their application processes for a study place. Funding is only offered to students who are eligible for funding from NSFAS (financial eligibility) and who obtain a firm place to study in an approved program at a public institution.

Application open and Closing Date

Application for the 2022-2023 Academic year opened from November 4th 2021 to 21 January 2022. Prospective students and students have until January 21, 2022, to apply for the National Financial Aid Scheme funding. No late Applications will be accepted because the closing date for NSFAS 2022 Applications has been extended by the Management. The deadline for applications for student financial aid has been extended to Friday, January 21, 2022.

The previous deadline was Friday, January 07, 2022. The application process started on November 02. 2021 and to date, more than 600 000 applications were received from applicants who intend to further their post-school education at any of the 50 TVET colleges and 26 public universities.

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is a public entity reporting to the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). It provides financial assistance in the form of study bursaries to qualifying students who plan to study at Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges and public universities.

How do I apply for NSFAS 2022?

  • TO qualify for NSFAS funding you must be:
  • A South African Citizen;
  • SASSA grant recipients (the SASSA COVID-19 grant does not count); Persons whose combined household income is not more than R350 000 per
    year; Persons living With disabilities With a combined household income not more than R600 000 per annum_
  •  A permanent resident—An individual who is in possession of a valid Permanent Residency Permit issued by the Department Of Home Affairs in South Africa. Supporting document required:
  • All applicants must provide a copy of their ID document. Smart ID cards: a copy with both sides of the smart 10 must be provided.
  • A temporary ID issued by the Department 01 Home Affairs
  • Non-SASSA applicants must provide ID copies of parent’s, legal guardian/guardian or spouse:
  • Proof of income: applicant and/or parents/legal guardian/spouse (where applicable (non-SASSA) should provide the latest payslip not Older than 3 months, UIF
    letter. appointment letter, retrenchment letter (applicant and/or parent(s), legal guardian spouse).

How do I apply for NSFAS 2022-2023 Accadmic Year?

  1. You will need to first visit nsfas.org.za and register for a myNSFAS account and submit your application online.

Once your myNSFAS account is set up and functional, follow these simple steps and submit your application:

Step 1: Click on the ‘APPLY’ tab and complete the sections on the screen by providing the required information.
Step 2:Upload required supporting documents where applicable
Step 3:Click on ‘Submit’ required information.
Step 4: And just like that, you NSFAS funding application has been submitted.

Documents needed to verify your NSFAS funding application

Take note of the below important documents needed to complete the application:

1.All applicants must provide a copy of ID. A temporary ID issued by the Department of Home Affairs will be accepted.

2.Non-SASSA applicants must provide ID copies of parent/s, legal guardian/guardian or spouse.

3.Smart ID cards: a copy with both sides of the smart ID must be provided.

4.Proof of income: applicant and/or parents/legal guardian/spouse (where applicable (non-SASSA) should provide latest payslip not older 3 months, UIF letter, appointment letter, retrenchment letter (applicant and/or parent(s), legal guardian/spouse).

5.Person with disabilities: to complete Disability Annexure A form.

Once your funding application becomes successful, NSFAS will cover your costs for:

  • Accommodation
  • Transport
  • Living allowance
  • Book allowance
  • Incidental/personal care allowance

If you are studying at the University of South Africa (UNISA) you will receive funding for:
Tuition

Books (subject to the number of modules registered)

Personal care allowance

If you are unable to complete the application by yourself, you can visit a National Youth Development Agency Centre, a Thusong Centre or one of our application partner’s centre near you, where a NSFAS representative will help you apply.

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