How much does nsfas pay for accommodation

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How much does nsfas pay for accommodation

How much does nsfas pay for accommodation

NSFAS Allowances 2022

Please take note of the below information with regards to the allowances for 2022.

1. Allowances for Private accommodation will take longer as the information provided needs to be verified.

2. Students who are receiving the Capped NSFAS funding (Those who were initially funded before 2018) will only receive their book allowance until we are able to determine their cost of study to pay out the balance.

The annual NSFAS allowance breakdown for 2021 is as follows:

Allowance Category Annual Amount Campus Months / Payments Self-Catered Res Catered Res Private Accommodation Home
Study Materials (Once off) R5 200.00 Stellenbosch & Tygerberg 1 R5 200.00 R5 200.00 R5 200.00 R5200.00
Accommodation (Max) R56 166.00 Stellenbosch 10 R5 617.00
Tygerberg 11 R5 106.00
Living Allowance R15 000.00 Stellenbosch 10 R1 500.00 R1 500.00 R1500.00
Tygerberg 11 R1 364.00 R1 364.00 R1364.00
Incidental Allowance R2 900.00 Stellenbosch 10 R290.00
R3 190.00 Tygerberg 11 R290.00
Travel R7 500.00 Stellenbosch 10 R750.00
Tygerberg 11 R682.00

How much does NSFAS pay to students?

The bursaries not only cover registration and tuition fees but also make provision for other annual allowances.  In 2021, these allowances amount to:

  • An Accommodation allowance depending on what is charged by the college or university (private accommodation costs cannot exceed costs of halls of residence or institution-provided hostels).
  1. A book allowance of R5,200.
  2. A living allowance of R15,000.
  3. A personal care allowance of R2,900.
  • A Transport allowance of R7,500 (no further than 40km from the place of study).

Who qualifies to apply?

In order to apply for NSFAS online for 2022, you must be a South African citizen, have been accepted for an undergraduate qualification for the first time, and be able to prove an annual household income of no more than R350,000. It should be noted that meeting these criteria is not a guarantee of being accepted for the NSFAS.

REQUIREMENTS TO APPLY

  1. Provide your own cellphone number and email address
  2. You must have a copy of your ID or birth certificate
  3. National ID copies of parents, guardian or spouse
  4. The evidence of your income or 1 year’s IRP5 if necessary
  5. The proof of income of your parents, guardian or spouse.
  6. If you are a SASSA grant recipient, you don’t need to provide any evidence of income.
  7. All Applicants with a disability should provide and submit a completed and signed Disability Annexure A Form
  8. An applicant who is known as a Vulnerable Child by the Department of Social Development should also provide a completed and signed Vulnerable Child Declaration and Consent Form. NSFAS Online Application 2022-2023

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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