- NSFAS administrator Dr Randall Carolissen is urging prospective students to apply for funding
- Only 3% of the R240 000 has been applied for in the Western Cape
- NSFAS is open to all South African citizens who live in a household with an income lower than R350 000 per year
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NSFAS (National Student Financial Aid Scheme) administrator Dr Randall Carolissen has warned that a mere 3% of the total of 240 000 applications have been received have come from the Western Cape.
Carolissen reminded citizens that in order to qualify one must be a South African citizen and have a household income of less than R350 000.
Currently, NSFAS is focussing efforts in the Western Cape in the hopes of improving the number of applications for 2020 according to sabcnews.com.
Applications can also be made at TVET colleges and are not restricted to public universities.
Earlier this year, Briefly.co.za, produced a guide for applying for NSFAS for 2019. The details might change for next year but it is a starting point if you or someone else is considering applying.
Here is an updated list:
- You will need to be a South African citizen.
- You need to have plans to enrol at any of the 26 public universities; or 50 TVET colleges in the 2020 academic year.
- You will need to come from a home with a combined household income of up to R350 000 per annum (or up to R600 000 per annum if the applicant has a disability).
- You should not have received NSFAS funding in 2019, because those who were successfully funded in this year, are automatically funded for 2020, all they need to do is meet academic requirements.
- Applicants need to attach all required supporting documents when applying, as submitting all the required documents will enable NSFAS to process the application timeously.
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