The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is calling on all applicants to submit a consent form to finalise their 2024 NSFAS bursary application. Failure to submit a consent form may delay confirmation of funding by NSFAS.
2024 NSFAS bursary applicants are not required to submit any supporting documents when applying for funding. This is because NSFAS has partnered with several entities to verify whether or not students qualify for funding.
However, it's important to note that NSFAS applicants must provide their consent for the verification of their data. If students do not upload a signed consent form NSFAS will not be able to verify their information and confirm funding.
Almost all students who applied for an NSFAS 2024 bursary are required to submit a consent form. This includes individuals whose NSFAS statuses are Awaiting Evaluation, Financial Eligibility, and Application Data
The only applicants who are not required to upload a consent form are South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) grant beneficiaries who have already been approved for funding. This is because no financial checks are conducted on the parents, guardians, or spouses of the applicants in this case.
NSFAS has received over 1.4 million applications by 15 January 2024. Despite the high number of applications already received by NSFAS, the financial aid scheme is expecting approximately one million more applications before the 2024 bursary application period closes.
The application period for the NSFAS bursary will close on 31 January 2024.