When Is The Application For NSFAS 2025-2026

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When Is The Application For NSFAS 2025-2026

financial aid application; When Is The Application For NSFAS 2025-2026

If you’re a South African student seeking financial aid for your higher education, you’ve likely come across the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS). NSFAS plays a vital role in supporting eligible students by providing bursaries and loans. However, it’s key to know when the application period opens to ensure you don’t miss out on this valuable opportunity.

In this comprehensive guide, we will explore the timing of the NSFAS application process and provide you with the information you need to successfully apply.

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NSFAS Application Opening Date For 2025-2026

The NSFAS Application Portal for the 2025-2026 academic year is now accepting applications from qualified students. The application portal is presently up and accepting applications from qualified students seeking financial aid to pursue their studies for the 2025-2026 academic year.

Prospective students interested in applying for NSFAS support should APPLY NOW since the application site is now available. Because NSFAS may not accept late submissions, potential applicants should submit their applications before the deadline of January 31, 2025.

NSFAS Eligibility Criteria 2025-2026

Review the NSFAS’s list of eligibility requirements. Typically, these requirements consist of

  • South African citizenship or permanent residency.
  • 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.

How To Apply For NSFAS 2025-2026

NSFAS accepts online applications through its official website and on the NSFAS App. The application process generally involves the following steps:

  • 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.

NB: Remember to double-check all the information provided before submitting your application to avoid any errors or delays.

NSFAS Supporting Documents To Apply 2025-2026

Prepare all the necessary supporting documents, such as

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.

Checking the Status of a 2025-2026 Application for NSFAS

You must take the following actions to check the status of your NSFAS application for 2025:

  • Go to www.nsfas.org.za to access the NSFAS status site.
  • Go to the NSFAS homepage and select the myNSFAS tab.
  • Using your username and password, sign in to your myNSFAS account.
  • On the screen, select the “sign in” button.
  • To check NSFAS Status 2025, click “Track Funding Progress” after that.

READ HERE; NSFAS Validation Period 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 here. Hope the provided information is helpful, kindly leave a comment below in the comment section.


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