Recently, an image speaking on NSFAS allowances for the 2021 academic year was circulated on social media. This of course would cause anxiety and frustration amongst many NSFAS beneficiaries. NSFAS has therefore stepped up and cleared the air on what's real and what's not.
An image stating ''No book allowance for 2021. Students will download free eBooks using provided links'' circulated and had some students shaking in their boots. However, in response to this, NSFAS has said:
NSFAS has been made aware of fake information on the screenshot below doing the rounds across social media platforms, please note this is fake!
The financial aid scheme continued to explain, "Should there be any changes to the NSFAS/DHET Bursary guidelines or allowance disbursement methods, NSFAS will send an official announcement through our official digital media platforms."
NSFAS beneficiaries are urged not share their myNSFAS log in details or any personal information with anyone.
Fake news being spread about NSFAS is very common and therefore, beneficiaries should always be alert and instead seek out the truth from reliable sources to avoid any unnecessary anxieties and sometimes, fraud.
NSFAS offers funding to University students as well as TVET College students in the form of a bursary. Getting funded by NSFAS does not only cover your tuition fees but will have you receive funding for other needs you have as a student. NSFAS will also provide assistive devices & human support for applicants with disabilities.