NSFAS News Today 2nd January 2022
NSFAS latest news 2022 – Have you submitted your application for NSFAS funding yet? Well, you only have a week to do so. Here are some of the eligibility requirements you will need to meet and the documents you will have to provide to submit your application.
The closing deadline for NSFAS applications is fast approaching and if you are among those who are yet to submit their applications, then you have until 7 January 2022.
The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is a government bursary that looks to provide financial assistance to disadvantaged students, who wish to study at any of the country’s 26 public universities or 50 TVET colleges.
However, It is also important to bear in mind that you need to meet these requirements and provide the following documents in order to be eligible for NSFAS funding:
- Must be a South African citizen.
- Can be a SASSA grant recipient.
- Applicants whose combined household income is not more than R350 000 per annum.
- Persons with a disability whose combined household income is not more than R600 000 per annum.
- Applicants who first registered at university before 2018 whose household income is not more than R122 000 per annum.
- Applicants must provide a copy of ID or a temporary ID issued by the Department of Home Affairs
- Non-SASSA applicants must provide ID copies of parent/s, legal guardian/guardian or spouse
- Smart ID cards: a copy with both sides of the smart ID must be provided
- Proof of income: applicant and/or parents/legal guardian/spouse (where applicable (non-
- SASSA) should provide the latest payslip not older than 3 months, UIF letter, appointment letter, retrenchment letter (applicant and/or parent(s), legal guardian/spouse)
- Persons with disabilities: to complete Disability Annexure A form.
If you meet these requirements, this is how can submit your online application:
Go to http://my.nsfas.org.za/Application/selfservice.jsp
Create a myNSFAS account
Click on ‘Apply’ and update your information and upload your application supporting documents
Alternatively, you can also apply for your NSFAS funding at one of the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) centres across the country.
The NYDA assists students who have not yet applied, especially those who are located in remote areas without internet access.
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