Nsfas Documents Needed 2024/2025
Nsfas Application Documents Needed 2024/2025
Step-by-Step Guide to NSFAS 2024/2025 Document Requirements:
NSFAS supporting documents refer to the required paperwork that applicants need to submit along with their National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) application to demonstrate their eligibility for financial assistance. These documents help NSFAS assess an applicant’s financial situation, academic performance, and personal background.
The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is a government-funded organization that provides financial assistance to underprivileged students in South Africa. To apply for NSFAS funding for the 2024/2025 academic year, applicants must submit specific supporting documents along with their application. This article provides a comprehensive guide to the required NSFAS supporting documents for the 2024/2025 applications, ensuring a seamless application process and increasing your chances of obtaining financial aid.
Nsfas Online Application Date 2024/2025
- The online application for Nsfas 2024/2025 academic year will be open from the 21st of November 2023 and the application will be closing on the 31st of January 2024. Applications that will be submitted after the online application deadline will be rejected automatically, it is therefore advised to apply early to meet the deadline.
Who qualifies for NSFAS funding
The following are the persons who qualify for Nsfas funding:
- All South African citizens
- All SASSA grant recipients qualify for funding
- Applicants whose combined household income is not more than R350 000 per annum
- A person with disability: Combined household income must not be more than R600 000 per annum
- Students who started studying before 2020 and whose household income is not more than R122 000 per annum.
The following are the supporting documents that need to be attached to your application form before submission:
- Certified copy of the applicant’s South African ID or birth certificate
- Certified ID copies of parents, guardians, or spouse (if applicable)
- Proof of income for parents, guardians, or spouse
- Proof of residence
- Signed and completed consent form
- Academic transcripts or Grade 12 certificate
- Most recent academic transcripts for students already enrolled at a university or TVET college
- Proof of registration or acceptance at a public university or TVET college
- Death certificates for deceased parents, if applicable
- Divorce decree, if the applicant’s parents are divorced
- Court order for maintenance, if applicable
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What does the bursary cover
Amounts indicated for accommodation, living allowance, transport and learning materials need to be aligned with the approved latest DHET guidelines.
As per the actual costs charged by the university (costs for private accommodation must not exceed costs for university residence)
- Transport (up to 40 km from the institution) R7 500 per annum
- Living allowance R15, 000 per annum
- Book allowances R5200 per annum
- Incidental/personal care allowance of R2900 per annum for students in catered residences
- Accommodation in an urban area is R24,000 per annum
- Accommodation in a peri-urban area is R18,900 per annum
- Accommodation in a rural area is R15,750 per annum
- Transport (up to 40 km from the institution) R7,350 per annum
- Transport R7000 per annum
- Incidental/personal care allowance R2900 per annum
Nsfas Contact Details
- Postal Private Bag X1, Plumstead, 7801
- Physical- 2nd Floor, House Vincent, 10 Brodie Road, Wynberg, Cape Town, 7700
- Tel- 021 763 3200 / 08000 67327
- Web- www.nsfas.org.za
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