Avoid this error when submitting your NSFAS application

Each year, thousands of students apply for bursaries under the National Student Financial Aid Scheme. We strongly advise students who are applying for these bursaries to avoid making this error.

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (Nsfas) has found that a large number of students who started the Nsfas application procedure have not finished it.

Nsfas bursary applications are now being accepted for the academic year 2023. More than 230,000 student applications for bursaries were received by the financial aid program in only the past two months.

The financial aid scheme revealed that some students had started the application process by creating a myNsfas account. However, doing this does not mean that students have submitted a Nsfas bursary application.

They explained that simply creating a myNsfas account does not mean that you applied for funding. Students who wish to apply for a Nsfas bursary will have to log into their myNsfas account and follow the prompts to submit their funding application.

“Please note that creating a myNSFAS account does not mean you have applied for funding. After creating an account, you need to log in to your myNSFAS account using your ID number and password, click on the apply now button, and follow the steps to apply” declared the bursary scheme.

Nsfas provides comprehensive bursaries to students from poor and working-class backgrounds every year. Many of the students who receive a Nsfas bursary come from households that would be unable to absorb the costs that come with tertiary education.

Students must be attending or intending to register to study an approved course at a public university or Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) college to qualify for Nsfas bursaries.

The Nsfas application period for funding for the 2023 academic year will close on 31 January 2023. Students are encouraged to submit bursary applications before this critical deadline.

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