Who Qualifies For NSFAS Funding 2024-2025
Who Qualifies For NSFAS Funding 2024-2025
For the 2024-2025 academic year, NSFAS will open from the 28th of September 2023 to provide funding to students who meet the following criteria: they must be South African citizens, meet the household income requirements, and be first-time entering university students. Additionally, students studying at a Technical Vocational Education and Training college must qualify for admission and remain in good academic standing. NSFAS funding can cover tuition, educational materials such as textbooks, living costs of basic necessities, and transport costs to and from the institution.
In this post, we will educate our readers about the NSFAS requirements, eligibility criteria, and how to apply for the academic year 2024-2025.
NSFAS Eligibility Criteria For 2024-2025
For the academic year 2024-2025, you can only get NSFAS support if you meet any of the following criteria.
Enrollment in an Approved Institution:
NSFAS funding is available to students pursuing their studies at public universities, universities of technology, and TVET colleges that are registered and approved by NSFAS. It is essential to ensure that the institution and the specific program of study are recognized by NSFAS before applying for funding.
In general, NSFAS funding is available to every student regardless of age. There is no age limit for NSFAS funding.
South African Citizenship:
To be considered for NSFAS funding, applicants must be South African citizens with a valid SA identity number. This requirement ensures that financial aid is primarily allocated to those who contribute to the country’s development and growth.
You must have an email address and a cell phone number to apply for NSFAS”
In order to be eligible for financial aid from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS), all applicants must have an email address and a cell phone number. Without these two pieces of information, NSFAS will not be able to process an application. It is therefore important that applicants ensure they have an email address and a cell phone number when they begin the application process.
Gross household income should not exceed R350 000 per year.
The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is a government initiative to help provide financial aid to learners and students in South Africa. The NSFAS criteria for applying for financial aid state that the total gross household income should not exceed R350 000 per year. This means that households whose earnings are below R350 000 are likely to be eligible for assistance from the NSFAS.
SASSA recipients qualify for NSFAS
SASSA (South African Social Security Agency) recipients are eligible to apply for funding from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS). The NSFAS offers loan and bursary programs to students who have limited income and have the potential to succeed at a university level. Students from households with a combined annual income of R350,000 or less are eligible to apply. If successful, the student will receive an allowance to cover tuition, books, and other costs associated with attending college. It is important to note that SASSA recipients must meet the eligibility criteria set by the NSFAS in order to be considered for funding.
Physically Challenged Student
Students with any form of disability should not have income above R600,000 per year in order to apply for NSFAS financing.
Who cannot Apply For NSFAS 2024?
Because NSFAS is only open to South African nationals, non-South African citizens may not apply. The additional information listed below disqualifies applicants from qualifying for NSFAS.
- Students who have completed a previous qualification.
- Students with a combined household income of more than R350 000 per annum.
- Students who have already applied, qualified, and received funding. They are automatically funded for the duration of their studies provided they pass their modules and meet the academic requirements.
NSFAS Contact information
NSFAS is the National Student Financial Aid Scheme which provides student loans and bursaries to eligible South African students. They have a toll-free line that students and parents can call for inquiries, applications, and advice.
NSFAS Contact Details:
- Telephone: 0800 0207 060
- Email: email@example.com
- Postal Address: Private Bag X31, Hatfield, 0028. The address to the office is 44 Lady Grey Street, Pretoria.
- Website: www.nsfas.org.za
- Submission of application form: www.ansfas.org.za/apply.html
Head Office: The NSFAS Head Office is located at 44 Lady Grey Street, Pretoria, Gauteng.
The Student Help Desk for assistance can be contacted at 080 047 9496. The calls are toll-free during office hours, 8 am to 4 pm, Monday to Friday.
- NSFAS Online Application Form 2024-2025
- NSFAS Monthly Allowance 2024-2025
- Register for NSFAS 2024 Here
- NSFAS Pays 2024 Allowance