How To Track Your NSFAS Application

Once you’ve finished your NSFAS application, you’ll probably want to know if things are going right or wrong. We’re here to help you figure out how to track your application.

NSFAS uses the MYNSFAS student Portal to update applicants about their application status. The application status can be used as a guide to track your application. 

Applications for NSFAS 2021 funding are open for Grade 9 to12 learners and out of school youth who wish to further their studies at any public TVET college or Universities across the country. Visit http://nsfas.org.za and apply now!

Step 1:

Visit the NSFAS website. 

Step 2:

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.

This is what your application status means:

Application Submitted

Your application has been loaded on to the NSFAS system successfully.

Filtering

The system checks if you are a returning student and whether you have any previous qualifications.

Validation

NSFAS is conducting third party checks with SASSA and the Department of Home Affairs.

Evaluation

NSFAS is verifying all the documents you have submitted during your application.

Funding Eligibility

NSFAS is verifying your household financial status that was declared in your application.

Awaiting Academic Results/Admission

NSFAS is checking your academic results and your institution admission status to ensure that you meet the requirements to be funded by NSFAS.

Many find themselves to stay on this step for a while. This is because NSFAS has to wait for information from your chosen institution.

Awaiting Registration

NSFAS is receiving data from your institution to enable them to create a bursary agreement.

This is another step students find themselves on for a while. This is because NSFAS has to wait for information from your chosen institution.

Signing Of Agreement

At this stage, you need to sign your bursary agreement so that NSFAS can disburse your allowances.

Payments

Your allowances are now being paid either through NSFAS mobile wallet system or through your institution.

NSFAS has said that students will receive their application results in the first or second week of January 2020 and following that, they will be advised on further steps to take should their application be approved.

Students are advised to continue to monitor the myNSFAS portal for updates.

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