How many students does nsfas fund

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How many students does nsfas fund

How many students does nsfas fund

  • A total of 93 532 TVET college students and 52 992 university students did not receive NSFAS funding for the 2022 academic year.
  • Almost 100 000 NSFAS funded students failed the 2021 academic year, the majority of whom were enrolled at TVET colleges. 
  • 22 014 students at universities were unfunded because they had already obtained their first undergraduate qualification.

A total of 22 649 university students and 140 TVET students were unfunded because they exceeded the N+ rule which means that students would not be funded for their degrees past a certain number of years.

A total of 96 342 NSFAS funded students failed the 2022 academic years, the majority of whom were enrolled at TVET colleges.

How to Check your Nsfas application status:

  • Login on the myNSFAS portal
  • Enter your username and password and sign in
  • Click on Track Funding Progress

Once there, there are a number of results you might receive. Here are what you could receive and what they mean:

  • Application Submitted: Your application has been loaded onto the NSFAS system successfully.
  • Filtering: The system checks if you are a returning student and whether you have any previous qualifications.
  • Validation: NSFAS is conducting third party checks with SASSA and the Department of Home Affairs.
  • Evaluation: NSFAS is verifying all the documents you have submitted during your application.
  • Funding Eligibility: NSFAS is verifying your household financial status that was declared in your application.
  • Awaiting Academic Results/Admission: NSFAS is checking your academic results and your institution admission status to ensure that you meet the requirements to be funded by NSFAS. Many find themselves staying on this step for a while. This is because NSFAS has to wait for information from your chosen institution.
  • Awaiting Registration: NSFAS is receiving data from your institution to enable them to create a bursary agreement. This is another step students find themselves on for a while. This is because NSFAS has to wait for information from your chosen institution.
  • Signing Of Agreement: At this stage, you need to sign your bursary agreement so that NSFAS can disburse your allowances.
  • Payments: Your allowances are now being paid either through the NSFAS mobile wallet system or through your institution. Students are advised to continue to monitor the myNSFAS portal for updates.

How to Apply for NSFAS Online 2022

If you would like to apply for NSFAS 2022, follow the steps outlined below:

  1. You have to visit the NSFAS website: www.nsfas.org.za online
  2. Then, you have to click on the “myNSFAS” tab
  3. After that, you create your myNSFAS account
  4. After creating myNSFAS account, you then have to click on the “Apply” tab
  5. Answer the following questions you see on your screen
  6. Update all your personal information
  7. Upload all the required supporting documents
  8. Lastly, Click on “Submit” to send your application for review.

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