How Do I Withdraw Cash (Money), Buy (Pay) Using NSFAS Wallet?

It can be done by dialing a short code on your phone or logging into your NSFAS Wallet account via the Internet.

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By Staff Reporter (4 mins read)

NSFAS Wallet allows NSFAS-funded students at certain tertiary education institutions to receive their allowances, withdraw cash and pay for goods at participating stores or to informal traders.

Always ensure that you have access to the cellphone number you provided to NSFAS when applying for funding. This is the number it will use to deposit your funds.

To update your cellphone number, register on myNSFAS with your Facebook or Google account, and then update your cell number. Note that this new number must be unique and accessible by you at all times.

How do I withdraw cash (money) using my NSFAS Wallet?

If you want to withdraw cash at participating stores, create a cash voucher (see below for steps) and withdraw the cash at Shoprite, Usave, Checkers, SPAR, Choppies or Boxer.

Note that these stores have daily cash withdrawal limits from R200 to R1000 per day.

On your cellphone:

  1. Dial the short code *134*176#
  2. Enter your password
  3. Click Send
  4. Select option 1. Cash Voucher and click Send
  5. Enter amount and click Send
  6. Your newly created voucher will be displayed

On the internet:

  1. Enter the following link into your browser https://celbux.appspot.com
  2. Log into your account by typing in your cellphone number and password and click the Login button
  3. Click Pay
  4. Enter amount
  5. Click Done

What happens if you do not withdraw the total amount of the voucher? If you transacted with a cash voucher, your change will be added to your cash balance.

How do I buy from (pay at) a participating store using my NSFAS Wallet?

If you want to buy (pay for) goods at participating stores, create a cash voucher (see below for steps) to pay for goods in-store at Shoprite, Usave, Checkers, SPAR, Choppies, Boxer, Van Schaiks, Nando’s, Romans Pizza, McDonalds, Burger King, Spur, Hungry Lion, Debonairs, Rocomamas and John Dorys, amongst others.

Spending at a registered store has no limit – you can spend up to the maximum value of your cash wallet.

On your cellphone:

  1. Dial *134*176#
  2. Enter your password
  3. Click send
  4. Select option 3. Vouchers
  5. Click Send
  6. Read the voucher number to the cashier

On the Internet:

  1. Enter the following link into your browser https://celbux.appspot.com
  2. Log into your account by typing in your cellphone number and password and click the Login button
  3. Select more/vouchers icon
  4. Select vouchers
  5. Read the voucher number to the cashier

How do I pay (buy from) an informal trader using my NSFAS Wallet?

On your cellphone:

To make a payment to a merchant with a merchant code (which involves a cellphone to cellphone transaction) …

  1. Dial *134*176#
  2. Enter your password
  3. Select option 4
  4. Enter the Merchant Code
  5. Enter the amount to Pay
  6. Click send

Students from these institutions receive their allowances through NSFAS Wallet

Check if your institution is part of them.

NSFAS Wallet Institutions
Image obtained from NSFAS official Facebook page.

Access this link to view and/or download the full NSFAS Wallet Guide.


Feature image: screenshot of NSFAS Wallet login page.


 

12 comments on “How Do I Withdraw Cash (Money), Buy (Pay) Using NSFAS Wallet?”

    1. Every registered store or function (buying/paying/withdrawing) is subject to a specific limit or set of limits. Spending at a registered store is limited by the maximum amount of money in your NSFAS wallet. The registered stores have daily cash withdrawal limits of R200 to R1,000. Cash withdrawal is also based on the amount of money in your NSFAS wallet.

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    2. What are store that have np limit on nsfas? Please help me i have cash all my voucher sometime but i don’t which store has np limit

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      1. Every registered store or function (buying/paying/withdrawing) is subject to a specific limit or set of limits. Spending at a registered store is limited by the maximum amount of money in your NSFAS wallet. The registered stores have daily cash withdrawal limits of R200 to R1,000. Cash withdrawal is also based on the amount of money in your NSFAS wallet.

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