What Do I Need To Apply For NSFAS 2025-2026

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What Do I Need To Apply For NSFAS 2025-2026

What Do I Need To Apply For NSFAS 2025-2026, What Do I Need To Apply For NSFAS

You might be thinking about applying for financial aid under the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) if you’re a South African student getting ready to pursue higher education in the 2025–2026 academic year. Understanding the rules and compiling the required paperwork is essential to ensuring a smooth application procedure

The information and supporting materials required to apply to NSFAS for the academic year 2025–2026 are outlined below.

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Eligibility Requirement for NSFAS 2025-2026 Applications

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is an initiative by the South African government aimed at providing financial assistance to eligible students pursuing higher education. If you’re planning to apply for NSFAS for the 2025-2026 academic year, it’s essential to understand the requirements and process involved. The following eligibility requirements must be met to qualify for NSFAS funding 2025-2026;

  • 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.

Required Documents To Apply For NSFAS 2025/2026

To apply for NSFAS funding, you need to complete the online application form. The form requires accurate and up-to-date information, so ensure you have the following supporting documents ready:

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

NOTE: Based on the application type, the system will generate a list of required documents for upload.

NSFAS Application Process 2025-2026

Follow the steps below to apply for NSFAS funding 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.

READ HERE: Documents Needed to Apply for NSFAS 2025-2026

NSFAS Contact  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

Make sure you have all the necessary paperwork, including your identification, academic qualifications, financial information, and supporting documents, ready before starting the application process. Visit the official website of NSFAS for more information. Hope the provided information is helpful, kindly share your thoughts below in the comment section.


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