The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (Nsfas) plays an important role in ensuring that students from poor and working-class backgrounds can access tertiary education.
They do this by providing comprehensive bursaries to deserving students. A Nsfas bursary will cover a student’s tuition and accommodation fees. Students are also provided with a meal, transport and stationery allowance.
The application period for Nsfas bursaries is open a few months prior to the start of the academic year. The financial aid scheme has revealed that all students who require funding and meet the eligibility criteria can apply for funding.
Can Rejected Nsfas Applicants Reapply For Funding?
Yes, applicants who were rejected from receiving Nsfas funding can reapply for Nsfas.
Nsfas explained, “If you have applied for Nsfas in prior years and your application was not approved but you still need funding for 2023, you may apply again if you meet the funding criteria.”
Here’s How to Apply For Nsfas 2023
- Login into your myNsfas account
- Enter the information required by Nsfas
- Click on ‘Apply’
- Fill in the details that apply to you (fathers details and/or mothers details and/or guardians’ details and/or spouse’s details for married students) and Click Next once you have captured all the details
- Once you have completed all required fields and steps, you must upload the necessary documents,
- Once you have uploaded all the necessary documents, Click ‘Next’
- Confirm that the details and the documents you provided are correct and click ‘submit’
To qualify for Nsfas bursaries, students must come from homes where the household income does not exceed R350,000 per annum. Students who have a disability can have a household income not exceeding R600,000.
Students must be registered or intending to register in an approved course at a public university or Technical and Vocational Education and Training (Tvet) college.