NSFAS APPLICATION DEADLINE
PROSPECTIVE students have until the end of November to submit their applications for the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) for 2019 student funding.
People who have not applied for 2019 financial aid are urged to submit their online applications or visit their nearest National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) centres before November 30. Applications opened on September 1. “Since the application cycle opened, we have received 191 887 applications. This number is more than double the equivalent number in October 2017.
“On average, NSFAS has been receiving 3 500 applications a day.
“The numbers can be attributed to the easy-to-complete online application system that allows applicants to complete the application within 5 minutes,” said Randall Carolissen, NSFAS Administrator.
NSFAS partnered with the NYDA to utilise their branches in all provinces to support online applications and to capture manual applications onto the online system. More than 30 000 students have been assisted through the NYDA branches since the opening of applications.
No late applications will be accepted. ◆ Do not change your cellphone number or email address used for the application. These will be used by NSFAS to communicate the result of your application to you.
◆ Applicants who wish to inquire about their application status, or contest funding decisions can contact NSFAS via a toll free number 086 000 7327.
◆ NSFAS will only fund applicants who have been accepted on an approved course at a university or a TVET college.