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NSFAS Allowance 2020


If you’re not sure what your NSFAS application status means and need more information, we can help you.


NSFAS provides bursaries to poor and working class students and this includes those that wish to attend or are attending a TVET College. Keep reading to find out which NSFAS allowances TVET students get.


Are you trying to secure funding from NSFAS for your Unisa course but you're unsure whether NSFAS will pay for it? Keep reading to find out whether NSFAS funds Unisa courses. 


Many students across the country have complained that NSFAS has not been paying their allowances. The financial aid scheme has now explained why this is happening and what will happen.


Unisa has given updates to students funded by NSFAS who have not received their NSFAS allowances. NSFAS funding for Unisa students is not the same as students from other Universities being funded by NSFAS due to the difference in teaching methods.


Students all across South Africa have lodged complaints that they have not received their learning materials allowances, or better known as the book allowance, and the academic year has already commenced. The Minister has addressed this issue.


Some students in Bellville protested for travel allowances. Others in Parow narrowly avoided eviction from their residence. 

By Liezl Human and Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik


NSFAS provides bursaries to individuals wanting to study further. However, does NSFAS provide funding for short courses? Read on to find out.


NSFAS provides bursaries to individuals financial aid to students from poor and working class families. NSFAS is a well-rounded bursary which covers many things. Is one of those things a laptop?


Unisa students experience University in a way other Universities do due to them being a distance University. The question we could then ask is, how much do Unisa students get from NSFAS for NSFAS allowances?


NSFAS has made it clear that beneficiaries were receiving allowances during 2020 and will continue to pay allowances in 2021 even though funds are currently constrained.


NSFAS is a financial aid scheme which provides higher education funding to TVET College students. Their funding goes beyond tuition fees. Here's how NSFAS for TVET Colleges works.


NSFAS is currently preparing for applications for 2021 as the time comes closer. NSFAS Administrator, Randall Carolissen, previously said that applications will open on 1 August. Usually, applications open in September but should they open earlier, this would come as an advantage as an increase in demand is expected. 


With the academic year most likely being extended, this will see Government give billions towards NSFAS. NSFAS has also stated that changes will be made to processes such as allowances and admissions.


Here's how to register for a NSFAS Wallet account, this is only applicable to students studying at TVET colleges that are on NSFAS Wallet.


NSFAS has addressed students having issues viewing their application statuses for 2020. 


Applications for the National Students Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) funding is now open for all TVET College students registering for Trimester 2 (T2).


NSFAS' Administrator provided updates on where the organisation is at with providing students with devices to access online learning. Carolissen has given an estimate on when these processes of procurement will be completed as well. 


NSFAS has made an announcement for TVET College students concerning their student allowances. 


Minister Nzimande has made it clear that the academic year will be extended into 2021 which will see NSFAS require billions of rands to fund students, as they have promised. 

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