Criteria For NSFAS 2025/2026

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Criteria For NSFAS 2025/2026

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When it comes to pursuing higher education in South Africa, financing can be a major concern for many students. The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) aims to lessen this burden by providing financial assistance to qualified students. here, we will delve into the criteria for NSFAS, including the eligibility requirements and the application process. By understanding these key aspects, prospective students can run through the process effectively and increase their chances of securing financial aid.

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Qualification Criteria for NSFAS 2025

To qualify for NSFAS funding, students need to meet certain eligibility criteria. Here are the key criteria to consider:

  • South African citizens or permanent residents
  • SASSA grant recipients
  • Applicants whose combined gross household income is not more than R350 000 per year
  • Persons with disabilities whose combined gross household income is not more than R600 000 per year.
  • Must have an email account and cell phone number.

The NSFAS Application Process 2025/2026

To apply for NSFAS funding, students must follow these steps:

  • Create a profile:

Create a myNSFAS account via this link: or download the NSFAS App on Google Play or App Store. Your ID number will be your username.

  • Apply now:

Click on the ‘Apply’ tab to update your personal information and upload your application supporting documents, as indicated.

  • Complete:

Submit your application

Documentation Requirements for NSFAS Applications 2025/2026

The supporting documentation you submit must be accurate for NSFAS to approve your financing application in time for your admission to a higher education institution. The following supporting documents are required:

  • Students with disabilities must provide:

A completed and signed Disability Annexure A Form.

  • Students recognised as vulnerable children must provide:

An applicant recognised as a vulnerable child by the Department of Social Development must provide a completed Vulnerable Child Declaration form completed by a social worker.

  • Other documents that may be required, if applicable:
  1. Retrenchment letter
  2. Death certificate/s
  3. Divorce Decree
  4. Proof of legal guardianship
  5. Marriage certificate
other documents may be required for appeal purposes eg retrenchment letter.

NB: Based on the application type, the system will generate a list of required documents for upload. We do not accept any affidavits or driver’s licenses as proof of ID.

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Contact Information For NSFAS

For general, student and NSFAS Wallet enquiries

For all other queries regarding students:

  • Tel No.: 08000 67327
  • Physical Address
  • The Halyard, 4 Christiaan Barnard St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8001

You can visit the NSFAS website Hope the provided information is helpful, kindly leave a comment below in the comment section.


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