Unisa Nsfas Application 2021-2022

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Unisa Nsfas Application 2021-2022

Unisa Nsfas Application 2021-2022

To qualify for government funding for university and TVET college studies, you must

  • be a South African citizen.
  • register at any of the 26 public universities or 50 TVET colleges.
  • come from a family with an income of below R350 000 per annum (combined).

Students with disabilities and students who are beneficiaries of social grants automatically qualify for NSFAS funding. Students wanting to study towards postgraduate qualifications do not qualify for NSFAS funding – you are encouraged to seek funding from the National Skill Fund and the National Research Foundation.

NSFAS has employed 200 NFAS unemployed graduates to support high learners throughout the country with the application process. These graduates will visit high schools and rural communities with no computer or internet access to assist students.

Important changes in rules and allowances

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has made changes to the rules and allowances applicable to different categories of students approved by NSFAS funding. The changes were approved by the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology (DHET) on 6 December 2020 and communicated to all universities on 16 January 2021.

The main changes to the allowances for 2021 include the change in the allocated amounts; this also affects the type of allowances to students living off-campus in family homes or non-accredited accommodation. For example if your are living at home you will receive a travel allowance of R7 500 per year and a living allowance of R15 000 for the year.