Nsfas supporting documents

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Nsfas supporting documents

Nsfas supporting documents

The NSFAS is a bursary operating at a national level in South Africa, providing financial support for people entering tertiary education (colleges, universities, and vocational courses). The NSFAS is open for anyone who cannot afford such education through other means, such as regular student loans or bank funding.

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).

Required supporting documents to apply:

  • Applicants ID document/card or birth certificate
  • The ID of parents/ guardian/ spouse (or death certificate where applicable)
  • Applicants proof of income (if applicable and should not be older than 3 months)
  • Parents/ guardian/ spouse pay advice/ letter of employment/ pension advice stating income (if applicable and should not be older than 3 months.
  • Vulnerable children must provide a completed and signed Vulnerable Child Declaration Form.
  • Applicants with a disability must provide a Disability Annexure A Form (Downloadable on the website)
  • SASSA slips are not required and SASSA should not be included as a household income.

Applicants are encouraged to simultaneously apply for NSFAS and admission at universities or TVET colleges for 2022.

Who qualifies 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 a disability: Combined household income must not be more than R600 000 per annum
  • Students who started studying before 2018 whose household income is not more than R122 000 per annum.

HOW TO APPLY

  1. Go to www.nsfas.org.za.
  2. Click on the “myNSFAS” tab.
  3. Click on “Register”
  4. Tick the box to allow NSFAS to verify your details.
  5. Then enter your ID number on the field as it is stated on your ID document.
  6. Type in your full names and surname as per your ID number.
  7. Type in your current email address.
  8. Create a password
  9. Click on apply Tab.

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