How To Download And Submit The NSFAS Consent Form 2024

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If you have applied to NSFAS and were asked to complete a consent form you need to do that so that your funding can be approved. We have all the details for you. 

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is a government student bursary scheme which receives its funding budget from, and reports to the Department of Higher Education and Training.

Who Qualifies For NSFAS Funding?

NSFAS offers bursaries for South African students studying at public universities and TVET colleges for their first post-school qualification. They cover tuition fees, accommodation fees and give students a transport, living and book allowance. 

For the first time this year it is also providing loans to students from the group called the 'missing middle' which will cover either undergraduate or postgraduate studies.

SARS Consent Form For NSFAS

NSFAS has asked some applicants to complete a SARS consent form which needs to be completed and returned so that their application is completed. The NSFAS SARS consent form gives authority for NSFAS to check the family's combined income against the SARS database. The consent form NSFAS asks for is compulsory and funding won't be approved without it. 

Download the NSFAS Consent Form 2024

Click here to access the consent form: NSFAS Consent form 2024You can download the form and fill it in before you upload it and submit it to NSFAS for them to complete your application. 

How To Upload The NSFAS Consent Form Online

We can help you with guidance on how to submit NSFAS Consent form. Once you have completed the form go to and login. You will receive the option to upload your outstanding supporting documents. Once the documents have been uploaded click on the tab 'Submit Documents'.

The process is complete once all documents are uploaded and you receive notification that says 'Outstanding application documents submitted successfully uploaded'.

Upload the NSFAS Consent Form 2024

If you did upload the documents but there was a problem the most common issue is that the documents are not clear.  If you have a problem taking photos with your cellphone you can go to a NSFAS or a NYDA office and they will assist you. If there is not a NSFAS or NYDA office near you, and you have applied to a college or varsity then ask their fees office to assist you.

NSFAS status check

The MyNSFAS Student Portal

Once you've applied and you want to access your application status:

  • Login on the myNSFAS student portal through this link:

  • Enter your username and password, then click SIGN IN!

  • Click on Track Funding Progress.

  • Once you have followed these three easy steps, you will be able to see whether you are funded or not. It may take some time for your application to be successful so please be patient. 

Application results will be communicated to all applicants once NSFAS received confirmation from the institution that an academic offer has been made to you. NSFAS will inform you of their decision before the start of the academic year and this will be done through SMS, email as well as your myNSFAS account.

Once you are approved for NSFAS funding, the funding covers you until you finish your qualification. This does however depend on whether you continue to meet the academic criteria. You just need to focus on studying and passing your modules to secure your continued funding.

What Is NSFAS?

NSFAS stands for the National Student Financial Aid Scheme. It is a South African government-funded program that provides financial assistance in the form of loans and bursaries to eligible South African students who are enrolled in tertiary education institutions. NSFAS aims to enable academically capable students from disadvantaged backgrounds to access higher education and obtain a qualification.

What Does NSFAS Financial Assistance Cover?

NSFAS provides financial assistance to cover tuition fees, accommodation, and other related costs such as books, meals, and transport. The funding provided by NSFAS is primarily in the form of loans, which students are required to repay once they start earning a certain income threshold. However, NSFAS also offers a bursary component for eligible students, which does not need to be repaid.

To be eligible for NSFAS funding, students need to meet certain criteria, including being South African citizens, coming from financially disadvantaged backgrounds, being enrolled or accepted at a public higher education institution, and meeting the academic requirements set by the institution. Students don't need to apply for NSFAS funding annually - and only provide relevant financial and academic information for consideration when asked by NSFAS.

NSFAS plays an important role in promoting access to higher education for students who would otherwise not be able to afford it, and it is aimed at addressing financial barriers to education and promoting social mobility in South Africa.

Related: How To Access the UJ Ulink Student Portal



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