By Staff Reporter
Summary. This article answers the following questions:
- What steps does NSFAS take after I have sent my application?
- What steps does NSFAS take to verify the information and documents submitted with my application?
- What do I need to do when NSFAS is evaluating my application?
- What document(s) do I need to complete and/or submit when NSFAS is evaluating my application?
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 bursary.
To find out about your eligibility, track your application through your myNSFAS account, and below is how NSFAS processes (evaluates) your application to determine if you are eligible:
- Application submitted. Your application has been loaded on the NSFAS system.
- Filtering. The system checks if you are a returning student and whether you have any previous qualification.
- Validity. NSFAS conducts third party checks with the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) or Department of Home Affairs.
- Evaluation. NSFAS verify all documents you submitted during your application.
- Funding eligibility. NSFAS is verifying the household income declared in your application.
- Awaiting academic results or admissions. NSFAS is checking your academic results and if you have been admitted at your institution.
- 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.
- Signing of agreement. You are required to sign your NSFAS Bursary Agreement (NBA) or view your NBA in order for NSFAS to pay your allowances: University NBA Terms and Conditions and TVET NBA Terms and Conditions.
- Payments. Your allowances are now paid through your NSFAS Wallet or institution.
Feature image is a screenshot of a previous myNSFAS student portal’s log-in page.