By Fiona Mangena
The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is officially accepting applications for 2021.This follows the minister of upper Education, Science and Innovation Dr Blande Nzimande’s officially opening of the NSFAS 2021 application cycle.
In the current school year, NSFAS has funded over 700 000 students; 248 242 at TVET colleges and 481 339 at universities [students with registrations data], this can be a 20% increase from the previous year after we compared registration data received within the same period 2019 versus 2020,” education Minister Blade Nzimande said in an exceedingly statement.
This year the appliance NSFAS application process will last a period of 4 months which started from the 3rd of August 2020 and therefore the time limit are the 30th November 2020.’’ NSFAS is expecting lot of applications for next year. Due to Covid-19, students won’t must submit an uploaded consent form but can accept and submit an electronic one.
In order to qualify for NSFAS house Income should be but R350 000 per an um or must be a Sassa recipient or living in a very Sassa household, people who live with a disability their household income must be R600 000 per household. The application system would force a prospective students to submit their supporting documents, including: A copy of their ID A parent or guardian’s proof of income A copy of the parent or guardian’s ID.
Dr Nzimande said National Youth Development Agency centres would be fully operational and accessible to applicants from September 1 to assist applicants. Applications for 2021 funding would be done online via the my NSFAS portal.