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NSFAS Reopen Applications 2017 : National Student Financial Aid Scheme
Organisation : National Student Financial Aid Scheme
Facilities : NSFAS Reopen Applications 2017
Applicable Deadline : 20 January 2017
Download Supporting Documents :
Applications Reopen 9 January 2017 :
** NSFAS will reopen 2017 applications as from 9 January 2017.
** Learners and students are encouraged to make use of this application period if you have not applied during the 1 August 2016 to 30 November 2016 application period.
Related : NSFAS Student Loan Repayments Procedure : www.sanotify.com/546.html
** This reopened application period will close on 20 January 2017 for learners and students who will be studying at a public university, and on 14 February 2017 at a TVET College.
** Application results for applicants who applied during the 1 August 2016 to 30 November 2016 period will receive communication via SMS as from 5 January 2017, thus it is important that we have your correct cellphone number.
** Update your contact details by calling the NSFAS Contact Centre on 086 006 7327.
To all 2017 first year students :
** All students who will register at public universities/ TVET Colleges for the first time in 2017 and need financial support can apply directly to NSFAS for financial assistance as from 9 January 2017.
** Applications will remain open between 9 January 2017 to 20 January 2017 for those who will be studying at a university and 9 January 2017 to 14 February 2017 for those who will be studying at a TVET College .
To all current university/ TVET college students already funded by NSFAS :
** NSFAS is in a process to receive all your information and details from the university/college where you are currently enrolled.
** You will be automatically migrated to the student-centred model, and will be notified by SMS/post once NSFAS has received and registered your details.
** To all current university/TVET college students, who are not funded by NSFAS, but intend to apply for NSFAS assistance for the 2017 academic year
** All the above mentioned students – including those who were previously on a government funded bursary programme not offered by NSFAS – can apply for NSFAS financial assistance for the 2017 academic year as from 9 January 2017 to 20 January 2017 for those who will be studying at a university and 9 January 2017 to 14 February 2017 for those who will be studying at a TVET College .
To apply on the NSFAS website, you will be required to register first to create your personal online account, and then proceed to fill and submit the application form online. You may need about 30 minutes to complete this online process, and must also have scanned copies of the following required attachments :
** Matric Certificate
** Identity Document/Birth Certificate
** Last Academic Results
** Proof of parents income (If parent/s employed)
** Death Certificate/s (If parent/s deceased)
** Doctor’s Certificate (If permanently disabled)
Supporting Documents :
** When applying for a NSFAS loan, please attach certified copies of the following documents.
Please Note :
** In order for your application to be processed, please ensure that you complete all sections of the application form and attach all supporting documents.
** You must write your identity number on every page of all of your supporting documents in order for your application to be processed.
** NSFAS will not be able to process applications without an ID number.
Please attach certified copies of the following documents :
** All the certified copies must not be older than 3 months Your documents can be certified at the South African Police Service or the South African Post Office.
** If you are under the age of 18 or if you are 18 and older and are Still Dependent on the household income of your parent or legal guardian, then this also applies to you.
** Certified copy of your Identity Document. If you are younger than 16 years of age, and do not have a green bar-coded ID or smart ID card, you must submit a certified copy of your unabridged birth certificate.
** Certified copy of Identity Document of each household member including parents or legal guardian.
** Certified copy of your latest academic transcript or exam results. If you are currently in Grade 12, you do not need to submit this.
** If you have been exempted from paying school fees, please provide a letter from the school informing NSFAS that you have been exempted.
** Certified or official copy of recent payslip, letter of employment, not older than three months, for each parent, or the person who supports you, or your guardian or yourself if you are employed.
** This is for all types of employment or all forms of income for all members of the household. This includes any income received from SASSA grants, Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF), or any retirement, life, disability or other benefits paid as a lump sum or in monthly payments.
** If your parents or the person who supports you or your legal guardian are retired, please provide a copy of an official pension slip or bank statement showing pension payment.
** If your parents or the person who supports you or your legal guardian works as an informal trader, please provide an affidavit signed by them to confirm this employment.
** If either of your parents is deceased, please provide a certified copy of the death certificate.
** If your parents are divorced, please provide a certified copy of the divorce decree.
** If either of your parents does not live at home, please provide an affidavit explaining the reasons.
** If you are supported by someone who is not your parent or legal guardian, please provide an affidavit explaining the reasons.
** Certified copy of a SASSA letter if any of your family members are receiving a social grant and are also contributing to your household income.
** This also applies to your legal guardian.
** If you have indicated that a dependent in your household is a student, please provide proof of registration or acceptance at the TVET college or university for each dependent.
** If you have a disability, please complete the relevant supporting documents (please see website for details) and submit them with your application form.