myNSFAS Status 2020/2021

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Are you a prospective student at South African university or TVET College? Did you apply for NSFAS and anxiously waiting to find out if you have been accepted into the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) for the 2019/2020 academic year? Are you also parent/guardian looking to check/track the application status for NFSAS of your child?

You have come to the right place;We have documented all the steps to make it easy for you to find out your 2020 NFSAS application status online.

Step 1:

  • If you would like to check the status of your 2020 NSFAS application, please visit the NSFAS website. Click on MyNSFAS account and login with your ID and the password you created during your application.

Step 2:

  • Click on MyNSFAS account and login with your ID and the password you created during your application.

If the status of your application is “Provisionally Funded”, please contact NSFAS Office at your university or tvet college. Please contact NSFAS for all other outcomes, as NSFAS is responsible for the application process.

This is what the status messages mean when you are applying for NSFAS funding:

  • 1. Application submitted:
    Your application has been loaded in the NSFAS system
  • 2. Filtering:
    The System checks if you are a returning student and if you have previous qualifications
  • 3. Validation:
    Nsfas conduct 3rd party checks with Sassa/Department of Home Affairs
  • 4. Evaluation:
    They verify all documents u sent during your application
  • 5. Funding Eligibility:
    They verify household financial status declared in your application
  • They updated the status of applications on the applicant’s student portal accounts. These are the status messages you would have seen.

Successfully Funded

This means that your application was successfully processed and funding process has been completed.

You can register and attend Classes.

Eligible For Funding But, Awaiting Confirmation Of Academic Admission

This means you qualify for funding, but we have not yet received admission confirmation from an institution. Until it has confirmed admission, it will not approve of funding.

You need to inform institution’s Financial Aid Office.

Verifying The Household Income With Third-Party Sources

This means that NSFAS are still verifying the student’s household income with credit bureaus to confirm that the income declared is under the R350 000 threshold.

No action required. A message will be sent if funding is approved and academic admission is confirmed.

Awaiting Evaluation

This means that the application has been received and needs to be assessed by a caseworker at NSFAS to ensure that all information on the application has been correctly captured.

What you need to do: Wait. No action required. A message will be sent if funding is approved and academic admission is confirmed.

Application Unsuccessful

This message means that the applicant’s household income is above the R350 000 threshold and therefore rejected. Or an applicant has previous qualifications and does not qualify for NSFAS. Or an applicant has not been admitted to a university or TVET College.

Unfortunately, you have been unsuccessful in getting funding from NSFAS. You can appeal. 

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