National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) 2024 Application – Applications for financial aid for all learners who wish to enter the post-school system and students who do not have financial assistance to continue their studies in the 2024 academic have open.
Currently, NSFAS provides funding to over a million South African tertiary students. With the official opening of the financial aid program for 2024 NSFAS applications, this number is expected to rise.
The 2024 application period’s opening date has been formally announced by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS). On the NSFAS website, prospective students can start submitting their applications for bursaries.
Students who wish to apply for NSFAS funding must do so in less than two months. This is due to the fact that the application period will run through January 31, 2024.
More than a million students enrolled in authorized programs at public universities and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges receive comprehensive funding through NSFAS.
The NSFAS bursaries are intended to cover every expense related to a postsecondary education. This covers the cost of tuition, registration fees, and other allowances.
NSFAS provides housing allowances, meal allowances, and stationery allowances to students. The allowances for students who live at home or in catered housing are adjusted.
All eligible students are encouraged by NSFAS to submit their applications within the allotted time frame. Additionally, they reminded students in grade 12 that submitting an NSFAS application does not require having matric results.
NSFAS disclosed that they are in talks to improve the application validation process, specifically with regards to parent-child relationships, with the Department of Basic Education (DBE). The purpose of these changes is to guarantee prompt confirmation of funding decisions and enhance verification processes.
It is strongly advised that applicants submit accurate information because failure to do so could result in the rejection of their NSFAS 2024 applications.
Except for students with disabilities, South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) grant recipients will receive prompt funding decisions without the need for additional supporting documentation, as has been the case for the past few years.
How to Submit an NSFAS Application for 2024
Step 2: To update your personal information, click the “Apply” tab.
Step 3: Upload the supporting documents for your application.
Step 4: Finish submitting your work
NSFAS will release a mobile application for 2024 applications in order to improve accessibility. The application’s initial compatibility will be limited to Android and iPhone (iOS), with support for HUAWEI devices to come later.
Students can monitor their application statuses and funding through the mobile app, which will have biometric features later in the year, by contacting 078 519 8006 on WhatsApp or 12067327# on USSD.
Who Meets NSFAS Requirements
Applicants must be South African, enrolled in a recognized program at a public university or Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) college, and not earn more than the threshold for household income in order to be eligible for NSFAS.
Candidates may not earn more than R350,000 per household, and students with disabilities may not earn more than R600,000 per household. NSFAS will use the most recent SARS data to confirm whether applicants meet the household income requirement.
To Check NSFAS Status
First, go to the myNSFAS student portal to check your NSFAS status.
Step 2: Go to the NSFAS website, enter your username and password, and click SIGN IN.
Step 3: To view the status of your NSFAS application, click Track Funding Progress.
You have the option to file an NSFAS appeal application if your NSFAS application is denied. The explanation for the denial of your funding application will be sent to you.