Does NSFAS Fund Matric Rewrite?

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NSFAS is a governmental institution which provides financial support to disadvantaged students who wish to further their studies. However, does NSFAS fund Matric rewrites? 


A Matric rewrite gives you the chance to rewrite your Matric exams. This could be because you did not do well enough to pass, or you just want to improve your marks to get into the course of your choice at a higher learning institution.

This means you remain a Matric student and you are still under the guidance of Basic Education. Therefore, if you did not pass your Matric, you will not be eligible for NSFAS funding.

Those who applied for NSFAS TVET College funding must not be enrolling for a qualification that duplicates previous learning experience at a high school level. 

Matric rewrites are also provided by TVET colleges but under the category of basic education, meaning you will have to enrol on a course that falls under the Higher Education and Training rather not Basic Education. 

The clear and straightforward answer to your question is no, NSFAS will not fund a matric rewrite whether you are doing it at a public college or a high school. 

NSFAS aims to fund those interested in studying further but cannot afford to do so and only funds those studying at a public TVET College or University.

These two categories both includes students who have passed their matric certificates as NSFAS requires each beneficiary to have done so. 

This also means even if you have passed your matric, but you want to improve certain subjects, you are still a Matric student and would not qualify to apply for NSFAS funding.

To qualify for NSFAS you must also be meeting the entry requirements at a higher learning institution. 

To learn more about NSFAS, click here.

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