Which Qualifications Does NSFAS Fund 2024-2025

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Which Qualifications Does NSFAS Fund 2024-2025

Which Qualifications Does NSFAS Fund 2024-2025, Which Qualifications Does NSFAS fund

Welcome to our comprehensive guide on the qualifications funded by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS). If you are a South African student looking for financial assistance to pursue higher education, When it comes to qualifications, NSFAS primarily focuses on funding students studying at accredited public higher education institutions in South Africa. NSFAS could be the answer you’ve been searching for.

In this article, we will delve into the various qualifications that NSFAS funds, helping you understand the educational pathways available to you.

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NSFAS Qualification 2024-2025

There are specific qualifications and criteria that students must meet to be eligible for funding. To get NSFAS funds to study at a TVET college, you must have completed Grades 9 to 12, and Grade 12 to study at a university or TVET college. If you are approved for NSFAS funding, you must first complete the academic entrance requirements for the university or TVET institution before NSFAS will provide you with any funds.

Eligibility Criteria for NSFAS Funding 2024-2025

To qualify for NSFAS funding, applicants must meet specific criteria, which may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • 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.

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Required Documents For NSFAS 2024-2025

Applying for NSFAS requires the submission of supporting documents. While the specific document requirements may differ slightly each year, here is a list of commonly requested documents for the 2024-2025 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

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Application Process for NSFAS 2024-2025

To apply for NSFAS 2024-2025 academic year, follow the steps below;

  • 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:

To change your personal information and submit your application supporting documents, go to the “Apply” tab and follow the instructions.

  • Complete:

Submit your application.

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Who Can Appeal NSFAS In 2024

A student whose application for financial aid is rejected or the financial aid for a continuing student is withdrawn, may appeal with the NSFAS.

  1. The appeal decisions are subject to budget availability.
  2. Appeals will only be considered for students who have applied to NSFAS for Financial Aid.

Who Cannot Appeal NSFAS In 2024

Students are not permitted to appeal if they:

  1. Are registered for a qualification that NSFAS does not fund;
  2. They have reached N+2 (or N+3 in the case of students with disabilities).
  3. The student is a gap year student whom NSFAS previously denied financial aid to because s/he did not meet the academic eligibility criteria.
  4. If the institution has not submitted its registration record to NSFAS or has submitted an incorrect registration record such enquiries should be directed to the institution.

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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

NSFAS plays a critical role in providing financial support to South African students who aspire to pursue higher education. The scheme offers funding for a wide range of undergraduate qualifications at accredited public higher education institutions. While postgraduate funding opportunities are limited, scholarships are available for specific priority areas. Prospective applicants must familiarize themselves with the eligibility criteria and application process to increase their chances of securing NSFAS funding. Visit the NSFAS Official website here for more information. Hope the provided information is helpful, kindly share your thoughts below in the comment section.

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