NSFAS is short for the National Student Financial Aid Scheme. NSFAS is run by the government and assists qualifying students by paying for full fees, accomodation, books, allowances etc for college and university study. NSFAS applications are now made online so there is no need for NSFAS applications forms these days. All SA citizens are eligible to apply for NSFAS funding and can apply by opening an account on the MyNsfas student portal.


NSFAS office

After receiving thousands of applications in 2020, NSFAS has reflected on the ups and downs of the application process. 

NSFAS office

Students at the Central University of Technology (CUT) in Bloemfontein are protesting, demanding for their allowances to be paid. 

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande at a TVET college

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has urged the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) to make changes. 

student using laptop

Some TVET College students recently received their long-awaited NSFAS laptops. Higher Education Minister, Blade Nzimande has revealed that more laptops are expected to arrive. 

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande speaking at the launch

Higher Education Minister, Minister Dr Blade Nzimande launched the NSFAS Digital Learning Device programme today. 

Higher Education, Science and Innovation Minister, Dr Blade Nzimande has addressed the funding concerns of students who change courses. 

If you feel your NSFAS application was wrongfully rejected, you have one last chance to appeal. 

Government allocation for NSFAS funding has increased significantly. This is according to Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande. 



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