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The National Student Financial Aid Scheme Nsfas is responsible for assisting students from poor and working class backgrounds with financial aid so that they can study at a public university or a TVET College. To apply for the bursary you login on the NSFAS website and to check your status you can login in to the MyNsfas student portal.

Despite receiving thousands of applications for NSFAS loans, just over one hundred missing middle students have been approved for NSFAS loans. There are several reasons why this may be the case. 

Close to two million applications were submitted for NSFAS 2024 funding. The financial aid scheme has revealed the number of students confirmed for funding in the 2024 academic year.

For the 2024 academic year NSFAS received nearly 2million applications and they have already rejected 124,918 people. If you are one of those who was rejected and you want to appeal we have the the details you need.

Students have less than twenty-four hours to apply for NSFAS bursaries and student loans for 2024. This as the 2024 NSFAS application period is closing. 

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme provides NSFAS bursaries to students who come from poor and working class backgrounds. This includes TVET College students.

Approximately two million applications for bursaries and loans were submitted to NSFAS in 2024. Individuals are allowed to submit an appeal to NSFAS if their bursary application was rejected. 

Thousands of students are waiting to find out whether they will receive comprehensive funding for NSFAS in 2024. The financial aid scheme has confirmed which students will be funded by NSFAS over the next twelve months. 

There was good news if you wanted to apply for NSFAS bursary or student loan funding as the application period was extended until the 15th of February.

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme has recently revealed that they'll be granting an extension for NSFAS 2024 applications. If you haven't applied yet, seize the chance and submit your application now!

In a bid to address the financial hurdles faced by students falling into the missing middle, the Higher Education Minister launched the inaugural phase of the Comprehensive Student Funding Model. Here’s how the NSFAS postgraduate funding will work. 


If you are applying for NSFAS funding you will probably need to submit a NSFAS consent form which they need to approve you eligibility for funding. We have details on how to download and submit your consent form.

The minister of higher education is calling on NSFAS to finalise  payments from 2023. This as concerns have been raised about these unpaid funds could prevent students from registering in 2024. 

A huge funding gap exists when it comes to accessing education for missing middle and postgraduate students. The Department of Higher Education announced that a Comprehensive Student Funding Model aims to fix this.

On Tuesday afternoon, Minister of Higher Education, Blade Nzimande held a media briefing on the state of readiness for the 2024 academic year. He revealed that billions will be paid to universities and TVET Colleges in upfront payments.

Many students will be relieved to know that they will be receiving more for their NSFAS allowances. This was revealed during a briefing by Minister Nzimande on Tuesday afternoon.

Thousands of learners who have recently obtained their matric qualification aspire to pursue tertiary education and are encouraged to apply for funding from NSFAS in 2024.

Did you apply for a NSFAS bursary? NSFAS has made a very important announcement about a step that needs to be completed for NSFAS funding to be evaluated.

Leadership changes is on the agenda at NSFAS. A new appointment confirmed by Mr Nzimande is set to play a critical role in the direction taken by the financial aid scheme. 

Students whose family income was just a little too high for them to access NSFAS bursaries will now have the opportunity to access government loans to complete their studies. The Higher Education Minister has announced a new scheme which he promised would be open for applications within a couple of weeks.

Following the release of damning allegations against the NSFAS Board Chairperson and his possible involvement in alleged corruption, a decision has been taken to get to the bottom of the allegations. 





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