The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) received over 900 000 applications for the 2022 academic year and has now stated that those awaiting a response from them should continue to monitor their applications as NSFAS is still processing outstanding 2022 applications.
This comes after a concerned student enquired about their outstanding application and in a social media response NSFAS said:
Applications are being processed and we are working to finalise outstanding applications.
Applicants have been advised to track their application status to see the outcome of their NSFAS application.
How To Track Your NSFAS Application
- Visit the NSFAS website.
- Click on MyNSFAS account and login using your ID and the password you created when setting up your profile.
- You will then be able to track your application.
NSFAS is a government bursary which funds South African students who plan on studying at public universities and TVET colleges.
Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation Dr Blade Nzimande has confirmed that the Department of Higher Education will be able to fund all qualifying students that have been approved in government-funded programmes in public universities.
NSFAS covers the costs of registration, tuition and provides students with various allowances. These allowances cover transport, living expenses and learning materials.
They also provide funding for on-campus and private accommodation for students who live far from the universities which they are registered at.
For more information on NSFAS funding, click here.