How to Re-Register for NSFAS: Everything You Need to Know

If you are a student who is currently receiving funding from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS), then you will need to re-register for NSFAS next academic year.

NSFAS has announced that all students who received funding in 2016 must re-register, even if they have not yet graduated. In this blog post, we will provide everything you need to know about re-registering for NSFAS.

We will cover topics such as eligibility requirements, how to apply, and what happens if your application is unsuccessful. Stay tuned for more information!

Steps to Re-register For NSFAS

If you’re a returning student who needs to re-register for NSFAS, don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. Follow these simple steps and you’ll be back on track in no time.

First, log in to your myNSFAS account. If you don’t have one, you can create one here.

Once you’re logged in, click on the “Application Status” tab. If you see that your application is “in progress”, that means you need to complete it. Click on the “Edit Application” button and finish up any outstanding sections.

If your application is “closed”, don’t worry – this just means that we need some additional information from you. Click on the “Requests” tab and follow the instructions there.

Once you’ve completed all of the necessary steps, your application will be sent back to NSFAS for review. We’ll let you know as soon as we’ve made a decision – usually within two weeks.

That’s it! You’re now ready to start the new academic year. We wish you all the best of luck with your studies.

Eligibility Criteria For Re-registration

To be eligible for NSFAS funding, you must:

  • Be a South African citizen or permanent resident; and
  • Intend to study at a public university or TVET college in 2021. You must also meet the minimum admission requirements for your chosen field of study; and
  • Be from a family with a combined annual household income of R350 000 or less; and
  • Not be in receipt of any other form of financial aid.

If Registration is Unsuccessful with NSFAS

If registration is unsuccessful then you have to follow the appeal procedure.

To begin the appeals process, you will need to log in to your myNSFAS account and click on the ‘Appeals’ tab. From there, you will need to select the reason for your appeal and provide supporting documentation. Once you have submitted your appeal, a decision will be made within 30 days.

If you are approved for funding after appealing the decision, you will need to re-register for NSFAS. The process is the same as it was the first time you applied – you will need to log in to your myNSFAS account and complete the registration form.

Once you have been approved, you will be able to access your funding from the ‘My Funding’ tab on your NSFAS account.


We hope this guide has been helpful in explaining the process of how to re-register for NSFAS. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us and we’ll be happy to help. Thank you for taking the time to read this and good luck with your studies!

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