nsfas unisa allowances 2022

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nsfas unisa allowances 2022

nsfas unisa allowances 2022

nsfas unisa allowances 2022

The University of South Africa (Unisa) makes use of Open and Distance Learning (ODL) which allows students to pursue their degrees, diplomas and certificates by using online resources and study materials provided by Unisa themself. However, some courses offered at Unisa do require students to attend workshops and tutorials which take place outside their homes.

NSFAS does provide funding at Unisa. The allocation of the NSFAS allowances to students is different as the teaching Unisa provides is different to that of other universities.

Unisa students who are funded through NSFAS only receive a Learning Materials Allowance and Living Allowance.

Learning Material Allowance is calculated based on the number of modules registered. Unisa students will then receive R600 per module for the first four modules and an R5200 once-off amount for five modules to ten modules.

This then means that should the amount of R5200 Learning Materials Allowance be paid for the first five modules, no additional Learning Materials Allowance will be paid for additional modules.

Unisa students who are registered for ten modules or more are also allocated an incidental allowance of R290 per month from February to November each year. This R290 is used for any small expenses that arise for these students.

NSFAS will also pay your tuition fees and your registration fee.

NSFAS provides funding for students’ registration at Unisa

. The following applies if you are registering:

  • First-time NSFAS applicants: Please ensure that you are temporarily registered during Unisa’s registration period while waiting for NSFAS funding confirmation. If your NSFAS application is declined or delayed by the close of the registration period, you will be expected to find alternative funding before your registration will be activated.

 

  • Returning NSFAS students who were funded in the year before but have not yet completed their qualification: Please ensure that you are temporarily registered during Unisa’s registration period while waiting for NSFAS funding confirmation for the 2022 academic year.

 

  • Returning NSFAS students who received funding the year before, have been declined for funding for the next year and have appealed the decision: Please pay the minimum registration fee while you wait for the NSFAS appeal decision if you chose to do so.

So if your NSFAS application has been provisionally approved then you do not need to pay the minimum registration fee. Your registration will be automatically activated based on NSFAS funding confirmation received by Unisa.

All students funded by NSFAS who have paid the minimum registration amount to activate their registration will be refunded once NSFAS has confirmed successful processing of registration data to Unisa.

NSFAS Allowances 2022

Please take note of the below information with regards to the allowances for 2021.

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

Allowances are paid for 10 months (March to December) and 11 months (January to November) for Stellenbosch and Tygerberg students, respectively.

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