NSFAS 2022: Who Qualifies?

In this article, we will take a look at who qualifies for NSFAS 2022. The National Student Financial Aid Scheme provides financial assistance to students who meet the requirements for funding.

We will discuss the different categories of students who are eligible for assistance, as well as the procedures that need to be followed in order to qualify. So, if you are wondering whether or not you qualify for NSFAS 2022, keep reading!

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There are three main categories of students who qualify for NSFAS funding:

  • First time entering students at a public university or TVET college
  • Continuing students at a public university or TVET college
  • Students enrolled at a private institution that has been approved by NSFAS

NSFAS Criteria for First Time Entering Students

First time entering students need to meet the following criteria in order to qualify for NSFAS funding:

  • Be a South African citizen
  • Must have obtained a National Senior Certificate (NSC) or equivalent qualification
  • Meet the minimum admission requirements for the chosen field of study
  • Not be in receipt of any other form of financial aid

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NSFAS Criteria for Continuing Students

Continuing students need to meet the following criteria in order to qualify for NSFAS funding:

  • Be a South African citizen
  • Must be enrolled at a public university or TVET college
  • Meet the minimum academic requirements for progression
  • Not be in receipt of any other form of financial aid

NSFAS Criteria for Students enrolled at a Private Institution

Students enrolled at a private institution need to meet the following criteria in order to qualify for NSFAS funding:

  • Be a South African citizen
  • Must be enrolled at an institution that has been approved by NSFAS
  • Meet the minimum academic requirements for progression
  • Not be in receipt of any other form of financial aid

Who cannot Qualify for NSFAS Funding

who is not eligible to qualify for NSFAS?

There are a few groups of people who will not be able to qualify for nsfas. This includes people:

  • Who are not South African citizens, or do not have a valid South African green barcoded ID
  • Who already have a degree or diploma
  • Who are older than 30 years old
  • Who are not currently studying at a tertiary institution
  • Whose household income is above the NSFAS means test threshold
  • Who have previously defaulted on an NSFAS loan.

If you do not fall into any of the categories listed above, you may be eligible to apply for NSFAS funding.

Also Read: How to Re-Register for NSFAS

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