NSFAS Applications Open For Trimester 2



Attention TVET College Students in South Africa! Don't miss out on financial aid for your Trimester 2 studies. Students are encouraged to apply for the comprehensive financial aid from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme. 



The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has opened Trimester 2 applications. This special application window allows Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) college students to apply for financial aid. 

NSFAS provides comprehensive bursaries and student loans to deserving learners enrolled in approved courses at  TVET colleges. The funding not only includes money for tuition and registration fees but also includes several allowances for food, accommodation and learning materials. 

Apply Now for Trimester 2 NSFAS Funding

The application window for NSFAS Trimester 2 funding closes on 31 May 2024. TVET College students have additional application periods compared to universities due to their unique academic calendars. This ensures timely financial support for students on non-year-long programmes.

How to Apply for NSFAS Trimester 2 Funding

The application process for NSFAS funding in 2024 remains consistent. Here's what you need to do:

  1. Online Application: Visit the NSFAS website and navigate to the myNSFAS portal. This is the primary method for submitting your application.
  2. College Assistance: Your college's financial aid office can also provide guidance and support throughout the application process.

Who is Eligible for NSFAS Trimester 2 Funding?

To be eligible for NSFAS funding, you must meet the following criteria:

  • South African Citizenship: You must be a South African citizen.
  • TVET College Program: Be registered or plan to register for a program like a PLP, NC(V), or Report 191 qualification.
  • Financial Need: Demonstrate financial need as determined by NSFAS's assessment.
  • Academic Performance: Returning students must show satisfactory academic progress according to your college's policy or NSFAS's Bursary Rules.
  • N+Rule Compliance: You must comply with the N+Rule, which limits NSFAS funding to a specific number of years per qualification level.
  • No Duplicate Qualifications: You cannot receive funding for a qualification that replicates previous state-funded studies.
  • Income Threshold: Your combined gross family income must fall within the NSFAS income threshold (currently R350,000 per year).
  • College Acceptance: You must be admitted to or have a confirmed offer of enrollment from your chosen TVET College.

What Does NSFAS Funding Cover?

NSFAS funding goes beyond just covering tuition fees. It can also provide financial support for:

  • Registration fees
  • Accommodation costs
  • Transportation expenses
  • Learning materials
  • Other essential student needs

By applying for NSFAS Trimester 2 funding, you can focus on your studies without worrying about financial burdens. Don't delay, submit your application today!

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