How to check the status of the NSFAS application. You need your myNSFAS email address and password to check your status online.
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In just a few steps, I’ll explain how you can access your application status when logging into the NSFAS Portal.
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How to check the status of the NSFAS application
You need your myNSFAS email address and password to check your online status.
Now, with a smartphone or a computer with an internet connection, open your web browser. Preferably Google Chrome.
NSFAS Student Portal
Step 1: Visit the myNSFAS Student Portal at: https://my.nsfas.org.za/Application/selfservice.jsp
Step 2: Then enter your email and password in the field provided,
Step 3: Finally, click on the Login button to access the status of your application for free.
Here’s what the status of your application means:
Your application has been successfully uploaded to the NSFAS system.
The system checks if you are a returning student and if you have previous qualifications.
NSFAS conducts third party audits with SASSA and the Department of Internal Affairs.
NSFAS verifies all the documents you submitted during your application.
NSFAS verifies the financial status of your home which has been declared on your application.
Awaiting academic results / admission
NSFAS checks your academic results and your institution’s admission status to ensure it meets the requirements to be funded by NSFAS.
Many stay in this stage for a while. Indeed, NSFAS must wait for information from the chosen institution.
NSFAS receives data from your institution to enable them to create a scholarship agreement.
This is another stage that students find themselves in for a while. Indeed, NSFAS must wait for information from the chosen institution.
Signature of the agreement
At this point, you need to sign your scholarship agreement so that NSFAS can disburse your scholarships.
Your allowances are now paid through the NSFAS mobile wallet system or through your institution.
NSFAS has stated that students will receive the results of their application within the first week or two of January 2020, and after that, they will be notified of further action to be taken if their application is approved.
Students are encouraged to continue to monitor the myNSFAS portal for updates.
If the status of your application is ‘provisionally funded’, please contact the NSFAS office at your TVET college or university. Please contact NSFAS for all other results, as NSFAS is responsible for the application process.
How to contact NSFAS during lockdown
NSFAS offices are currently closed during closure. This would make you wonder what to do to get your questions answered. Well, they have opened other channels for you to contact them. Read on to find out how to contact NSFAS during the shutdown.
NSFAS has opened a contact center that is available to you Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. M. At 5:00 p. M. This can be achieved by:
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For help with NSFAS, you can also visit the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) centers in South Africa. NSFAS has partnered with NYDA to use its centers to assist applicants who have not yet applied, especially those without internet access and those in rural areas.
The centers will be open Monday through Friday during office hours.
Students who receive their NSFAS stipends through the NSFAS Wallet can access the NSFAS chat in a safe, fast and proactive way to reset their NSFAS Wallet accounts by logging into their MyNSFAS accounts. Click here to learn more about NSFAS Chat.