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NSFAS : login, Requirements, Application for 2023 & Check Status

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is a government student bursary and loan scheme in South Africa that is funded by and reports to the Department of Higher Education and Training. The National Student Financial Aid Scheme Act 56 of 1999 established the scheme. They provide financial assistance to eligible students in South African public universities and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Colleges in the form of bursaries and loans. They also administer such bursaries and loans, as well as collect the loans from students after they graduate and find work. NSFAS also raises funds to expand the pool of funds available for student bursaries and loans.

Who qualifies for the Bursary?


You are eligible for an NSFAS bursary if you are a South African citizen planning to study in 2023 or are currently enrolled at a public university or TVET college and meet the following criteria:

  • SASSA recipients automatically qualify on financial eligibility.
  • Your combined household income is not more than R350 000 per year.
  • Person with a disability with a combined household income of not more than R600 000 per year.
  • Must have email and cell phone number.

Read Also: How to Check your SASSA R350 Status 2023

What is required during the Application Process?

NSFAS may require additional information from you in order to process your application. Check what supporting documents are required and make sure you have all of the necessary information:

To complete your NSFAS application, you will need the following:

  • Your own cellphone number and email address.
  • Copy of your ID or birth certificate.
  • ID copies of parents, guardian or spouse (If applicable).
  • Your proof of income or 1 year’s IRP5 (if applicable).
  • Your parents, guardian or spouse’s proof of income.
  • If you are a SASSA grant recipient, no proof of income will be required.
  • Applicants with a disability must submit a completed and signed Disability Annexure A Form, click here to download.
  • An applicant who is recognized as a Vulnerable Child by the Department of Social Development must provide a completed and signed Vulnerable Child Declaration and Consent Form, click here to download.

How to register for NSFAS Account

  1. Go to www.nsfas.org.za and click on “myNSFAS“.
  2. Go to “Create account”.
  3. Type in first names (as per ID number)
  4. Type in Surname (as per ID number)
  5. Type in your ID number (will your username)
  6. Type in your own Email address
  7. Type in your own Cellphone number
  8. Accept terms and conditions Tick the box provided, to allow NSFAS to check the information provided (compulsory)
  9. Create a Password, to (protect your account)

ID number, Names and Surname is validated against the Department of Home Affairs database. Only valid South African ID information will be accepted.

How to log into NSFAS Account

To access your funding progress through your NSFAS login account, you are required to register or re-register a myNSFAS account.

  1. Navigate to www.nsfas.org.za login.
  2. Click myNSFAS tab.
  3. Click register.
  4. Tick the box to allow NSFAS to verify your details.
  5. Then capture the ID number as stated on your ID document.
  6. Type in your full names and surname as per your ID number.
  7. Type in your current email address.
  8. Confirm your email address.
  9. Type in your cellphone number.
  10. Create a password.
  11. Confirm password.
  12. Upload ID Copy.
  13. Click register.
  14. You will be sent an OTP to the email and cell number provided (this OTP expires after 24 hours).
  15. Type in the OTP and click Submit.
  16. You have now completed your NSFAS account re-registration.

Steps to reset NSFAS Account

Already has an account but forgot your MyNsfas account password?

Don’t panic, simply reset your NSFAS login password by:

  1. Clicking on the “Forgot your password” tab and enter your ID number
  2. Choose whether you have forgotten your username and password and click “Submit
  3. You will receive an OTP via email and SMS
  4. Type in the OTP you received and click “Submit
  5. You will then be required to create a new password.

Did you know that if your myNSFAS portal account is locked or blocked, you need to reset your myNSFAS login details by clicking on the “Forgot your password” link and following the steps provided?

To unlock your NSFAS account, send an email to unlock@nsfas.org.za. If you want to unblock your account, send an email to unblock@nsfas.org.za.

Note; If you have forgotten your MyNSFAS login details and do not have access to the email address or cell phone number on the Nsfas system, you’re required to submit a certified affidavit requesting that your email and cell phone number be updated with the old and new details reflecting uds@nsfas.org.za.

Source : Educationweb.com.gh

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