How Does NSFAS Process (Evaluate) My Application?

After you have applied for funding, NSFAS goes through certain steps to ensure that you are one of the eligible people to receive its funding.

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By Staff Reporter (2 mins read)

After you have applied for funding from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS), the scheme goes through certain steps to ensure that you are one of the eligible people to receive its funding.

Below is how NSFAS processes (evaluates) your application. Track your application through your myNSFAS account. To create an account, you need to go to NSFAS website, click myNSFAS and create your account.

1. Application submitted

Your application has been loaded on the NSFAS system.

2. Filtering

The system checks if you are a returning student and whether you have any previous qualification.

3. Validity

NSFAS conducts third party checks with the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) or Department of Home Affairs.

4. Evaluation

NSFAS verify all documents you submitted during your application.

5. Funding eligibility mean

NSFAS is verifying the household income declared in your application.

6. Awaiting academic results/admissions

NSFAS is checking your academic results and if you have been admitted at your institution.

7. Awaiting registration

NSFAS is waiting for registration details from the institution. You are required to register at a public university or TVET college. The institution will supply your proof of registration directly to NSFAS.

8. Signing of agreement

You are required to sign your NSFAS Bursary Agreement or view your NSFAS Bursary Agreement in order for NSFAS to pay your allowances.

9. Payments

Your allowances are now paid through your NSFAS Wallet or institution.


All images obtained from NSFAS official Facebook page.


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