If you are seeking funding through the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) for Trimester 2, there is still a chance to apply. However, time is of the essence, as applications are set to close today. Don't delay any further; submit your application now to secure your chance at financial support!
The scheme has emphasized that the application method for all remaining cycles of 2023 will remain the same as the one used during the first cycle. This means that students must complete and submit their NSFAS applications online using the steps outlined below.
How To Apply For NSFAS
To apply for NSFAS, follow these steps:
- Visit the NSFAS website.
- Click on the 'myNSFAS' tab.
- Create a myNSFAS account.
- Click on the 'APPLY' tab and carefully complete the sections on the screen.
- Upload any required supporting documents, as applicable.
Once you have thoroughly completed the application process, click on 'Submit.'
It is crucial for applicants to ensure that they finalize the application process and not simply create a profile without submitting the required information. Creating a profile alone does not mean that an application has been submitted.
Submitting Your NSFAS Application In Person
Students who require assistance with the application process can also visit their college bursary office. College bursary offices are equipped to provide guidance and support in submitting applications. In some cases, an official from the office may even assist in completing the application on behalf of the student.
To facilitate this process, students should provide the following information and documents:
- Copy of the South African birth certificate or ID document or Temporary ID of the student.
- Copy of the South African birth certificate or ID document or Temporary ID of parent(s), guardian, or spouse.
- Proof of income for the student, parent(s), guardian, or spouse (not older than 3 months).
- SASSA recipients do not require proof of income.
NSFAS offers student funding in the form of bursaries to qualifying students from financially disadvantaged households, going beyond the payment of tuition fees.
In addition to covering your fees, NSFAS may also provide financial assistance for registration, accommodation, transport, and study material through allowances.
The importance of financial support for students cannot be overstated, particularly for those who come from disadvantaged backgrounds.
NSFAS plays a crucial role in ensuring that students have access to education and the necessary resources to succeed in their academic pursuits.