The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) aims to fund those interested in studying further but cannot afford to do so. If you have no matric, you will not be eligible for NSFAS university funding.There are two types of funding from NSFAS, which includes university funding and TVET College funding.
Students who are eligible for NSFAS university funding will receive accommodation fees, tuition fees, transport allowances, living allowances, book allowances and incidental or personal care allowances.
In order to qualify for NSFAS university funding, students will have to meet the following criteria:
- Must be a South African citizen.
- Academically deserving and can demonstrate the ability to succeed in your studies.
- Applied or are applying to study at a public university for a qualification.
- You need to have passed Grade 12 to receive NSFAS funding to study at a university.
- Applicants whose combined household income is not more than R350 000 per annum
- A person with a disability with a combined household income of no more than R600 000 per annum.
- Students who started studying before 2018 whose household income is not more than R122 000 per annum.