NSFAS Deadline 2025-2026

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NSFAS Deadline 2025-2026

NSFAS Deadline 2025-2026, NSFAS Deadline

Do you intend to attend university or college in South Africa and are keen to receive financial aid for your studies? To assist, there is the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS). By offering loans and bursaries to help eligible students pay for tuition and other educational costs, NSFAS plays a critical role in their support.

This post will go through the specifics of the NSFAS application dates and deadline and how to make sure you don’t miss this important window of opportunity.

READ: NSFAS Qualifying Criteria 2025

Application Deadline for NSFAS 2025-2026

For the academic year 2025, the NSFAS application period has begun and ends on January 31, 2025. Prospective applicants for the NSFAS 2025-2026 academic year are advised to submit their applications NOW before the deadline as the NSFAS may not consider late applications for the academic year.

NB: Make a note of the major dates related to the NSFAS deadline for 2025-2026 on your calendar. Be mindful of the application’s opening and closing dates, as well as any additional deadlines for supporting materials.

Who Can Submit an NSFAS 2025-2026 Application

You must fulfil the requirements listed below to apply for the NSFAS (National Student Financial Aid Scheme):

  • 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.

NSFAS Application Process 2025-2026

As the NSFAS application period has begun, go by the following procedures to apply for the 2025-2026 academic year:

  • Create a profile:

Create a myNSFAS account via this link: https://my.nsfas.org.za/ 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

What Documents Are Required To Apply For NSFAS 2025-2026

The following documents are required to apply for NSFAS for the 2025-2026 academic year;

Students with disabilities must provide:

  •  A completed and signed Disability Annexure A Form

Students recognised as vulnerable children must provide:

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

Other documents that may be required, if applicable:

  •  Retrenchment letter
  • Death certificate/s
  • Divorce Decree
  • Proof of legal guardianship
  • Marriage certificate
  • other documents may be required for appeal purposes,….eg retrenchment letter

READ HERE: Are NSFAS Applications Open for 2025

NSFAS Contact

For all other queries regarding students:

  • Tel No.: 08000 67327
  • Email:info@nsfas.org.za
  • Physical Address
  • The Halyard, 4 Christiaan Barnard St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8001

Visit the NSFAS official website for more information. Hope the provided information is helpful, kindly share your thoughts below.


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