NSFAS Closing Date
When to Apply: NSFAS Application for 2022 will be opening on 2 November and closing on 21 January. There will be No Late Applications for NSFAS funding in 2022 so applicants are advised to submit their online applications on time before the deadline
NSFAS was established according to the National Student Financial Aid Scheme Act (Act 56 of 1999) and incorporated TEFSA (Tertiary Education Fund of South Africa). From 1993 to 2000, TEFSA was the primary non-profit company in terms of Section 21 of the Companies Act and ceased to operate in July 2000. All existing loans on the TEFSA books were transferred to NSFAS.
The NSFAS Act enables any student to apply for a bursary from NSFAS but allows the board to impose conditions, generally, or in respect of a particular loan or bursary. Such conditions include the use of the means test and the loan conversion of up to 40 per cent of any loan as an incentive for academic success.
It provides for payment by NSFAS of the amount of the loan or bursary “to the designated higher education institution”, rather than to the applicant. It also allows NSFAS to enter into what is in effect an agency agreement with higher education institutions (HEIs) or further education and training (FET) colleges.
The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has extended its deadline for student financial aid to 21 January 2022. Please send your application form and all supporting documents to NSFAS in any one of the following ways;
1. Hand in your completed application form and supporting
documents to the Financial Aid Office (FAO) at your
university or FET college.
2. Scan or email your completed application form and
supporting documents to NSFAS at
3. Fax your completed application and supporting documents
to NSFAS on 086 644 2822.
4. Post your completed application form and supporting
documents to NSFAS, Private Bag X4, Plumstead,
Western Cape, 7801.
STUDENT ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR THE TVET COLLEGE BURSARY SCHEME
- All South African citizens
- All SASSA grant recipients qualify for funding
- Applicants whose combined household income is not more than R350 000 per annum
- A person with a disability: Combined household income must not be more than R600 000 per annum
- Students who started studying before 2018 whose household income is not more than R122 000 per annum.
How to Apply for NSFAS Online 2022
If you would like to apply for NSFAS 2022, follow the steps outlined below:
- You have to visit the NSFAS website: www.nsfas.org.za online
- Then, you have to click on the “myNSFAS” tab
- After that, you create your myNSFAS account
- After creating myNSFAS account, you then have to click on the “Apply” tab
- Answer the following questions you see on your screen
- Update all your personal information
- Upload all the required supporting documents
- Lastly, Click on “Submit” to send your application for review.