DO YOU know how to apply for study funds using the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) online portal?
After a few hours of opening their applications for 2019, NSFAS had 400 new applications and more than 8 000 visitors browsing their website.
New and returning students, who are already registered with NSFAS, should apply at the website as soon as possible as applications close on 30 November.
The new application process takes only five minutes to complete, but you need copies of the applicant and parents’ identification documents, pay slips of both parents (if employed) and a consent form to give the Scheme permission to verify income.
Unemployed parents only need to submit a signed consent form.
NSFAS will contact students already funded this year to sign their agreements online, if they have not already done so.
Ongoing students need not re-apply as funding will automatically continue in 2019 if they have a 50% or higher pass rate.
People can also submit paper-based applications at their nearest National Youth Development Agency office, across the country, where NSFAS officials will be available to help them.
For more information visit the NSFAS website on www.nsfas.org.za