Here's When College Students Will Receive NSFAS Allowances

Please share this article


If you're a student at the West Coast College Institute of Excellence and you're funded by NSFAS then you may be interested to know when you can expect to receive your NSFAS allowances. 

Advertisement i

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) provides tertiary students with monthly allowances as part of the bursary's funding of disadvantaged South African students who wish to study at public universities or TVET colleges.

The West Coast College Institute of Excellence in the Western Cape has announced when their students can expect to receive the monthly NSFAS allowances.

These allowances include living, college and private accommodation allowances. 

The NSFAS allowances for returning college students pursuing National Certificate Vocational (NC(V)) qualifications will be paid on 15 August 2022. 

College students pursuing studies in National Accredited Technical Education Diploma (NATED) N4 - N6 programmes can expect NSFAS to pay their allowances on 15 August 2022. This payment will include allowances for July and and August. 

However, students should note that payment will only be made to returning NATED N5 - N6 students who have passed 3 or 4 subjects and are continuing their studies from the previous semester. 

New NATED N4 students who have been approved for NSFAS funding will only receive college or limited private accommodation allowances if they have been successfully registered for residence. 

According to a recent announcement by the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation Dr. Blade Nzimande, students are to use these allowances for educational purposes. 

Nzimande said: 

 Nsfas is not a social grant, but an education grant meant for educational purposes and nothing else, and it must be used only for such purposes.

NSFAS funding covers registration, tuition fees, accommodation, learning materials and transport and living allowances. 

Central Johannesburg TVET College - Buffalo City TVET College -

Suggested Article:

NSFAS office with NSFAS workers processing applications on computers

In order to remain funded by NSFAS, students pursuing their studies at TVET colleges must meet certain academic requirements. Here are more details on this. 

Online Shopping Links

Takealot - Temu - Amazon - Shein


WhatsApp Channel

Sponsored Ad



Google News

Post-Matric Options


After completing your matric certificate exams, you are faced with a lot of post-matric options that can shape your future paths.

These options range from pursuing higher education at universities or colleges, entering vocational training programs, joining the workforce, or even starting your own business. There are so many choices but we are here to help.


Where to Study

Advertisement m

Other Articles

2024 applications are now open at Orbit TVET College for Trimester 3. Orbit TVET College wants to provide high-quality education and training that is affordable and relevant.


Latest SASSA articles

Millions of individuals benefit from the Social Relief of Distress grant with a new verification process being introduced. What happens when beneficiaries don't undergo verification?

The SRD grant serves as a vital support mechanism for financially vulnerable people living in South Africa. The agency responsible for paying the grant has revealed how beneficiaries can access their grant payment date. 


Careers Advice

In the competitive landscape of today's job market, standing out from the crowd is more crucial than ever. Whether you're applying for your first job, aiming for a promotion, or seeking a career change, your personal statement can be the key that unlocks new opportunities. 

Advertisement i