Study aid scheme open for applications

Johannesburg – The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) says it has been inundated with over 140 000 applications since the beginning of September.

  In a statement, NSFAS said it is receiving over 4 000 applications a day.

  “The number is going as high as 6000 a day on peak weeks. By 30 September, an additional 27 455 applications had been received, compared to the 101 545 received around the same time last year,” the statement said.

  NSFAS applications are open for Grade 9 – 12 learners and out-of-school youth who wish to further their studies at any TVET college in the 2020 academic year. Prospective applicants have until November 30 to apply for funding.

  The statement added that NSFAS has embarked on a nationwide 2020 applications road show to encourage qualifying persons to apply on time.

  “The purpose of the roadshow is to reach out to learners and out of school youth who need NSFAS funding but have challenges with accessing the application resources,” said NSFAS.

  Applications are submitted online after creating a myNSFAS account on the NSFAS website. Applicants with an existing account may sign in using their user-names and passwords; or Facebook/Google accounts.

  Students can also submit their applications using their smartphones. Applicants should have working cellphone numbers and valid email addresses before applying.

  The scheme added that it is important for applicants to attach all required supporting documents when submitting an application; to enable NSFAS to process the applications timeously.

  Those wishing to apply may visit www.nsfas.org.za.

Johannesburg – The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) says it has been inundated with over 140 000 applications since the beginning of September.

  In a statement, NSFAS said it is receiving over 4 000 applications a day.

  “The number is going as high as 6000 a day on peak weeks. By 30 September, an additional 27 455 applications had been received, compared to the 101 545 received around the same time last year,” the statement said.

  NSFAS applications are open for Grade 9 – 12 learners and out-of-school youth who wish to further their studies at any TVET college in the 2020 academic year. Prospective applicants have until November 30 to apply for funding.

  The statement added that NSFAS has embarked on a nationwide 2020 applications road show to encourage qualifying persons to apply on time.

  “The purpose of the roadshow is to reach out to learners and out of school youth who need NSFAS funding but have challenges with accessing the application resources,” said NSFAS.

  Applications are submitted online after creating a myNSFAS account on the NSFAS website. Applicants with an existing account may sign in using their user-names and passwords; or Facebook/Google accounts.

  Students can also submit their applications using their smartphones. Applicants should have working cellphone numbers and valid email addresses before applying.

  The scheme added that it is important for applicants to attach all required supporting documents when submitting an application; to enable NSFAS to process the applications timeously.

  Those wishing to apply may visit www.nsfas.org.za.

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