NSFAS applications to open on Tuesday: Nzimande

NSFAS applications to open on Tuesday: Nzimande

Applications for National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) funding for 2022 will open next week.

Blade Nzimande

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande made the announcement on Thursday.

"The applications process is also open to individuals who are already enrolled at institutions but are without funding and qualify financially for NSFAS funding. The applications system will be open from 2 November 2021 until 7 January 2022 when the NSC results are released."

Nzimande says the financial aid scheme has improved its systems to respond quicker applications.

"For a while now, NSFAS applicants have complained about the time they have had to wait for a funding decision from the scheme.

"NSFAS began working on this process earlier in 2021, and the time needed to perfect the process meant that applications could not open in September as usual. It was critical that we waited until the system was ready for implementation.

"I am assured by NSFAS that the new faster application process will make up for any perceived lost time, and will see many students receive their funding results much faster than previously."

The minister has warned students not to share their personal information in order to avoid being scammed.

"Students are urged to keep their personal details such as your ID number, myNSFAS account login details and income information safe by not sharing them with anyone.

"These are the tips to avoid being scammed: Don't leave your personal information exposed and unattended. Log out of your myNSFAS after using it."


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