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False Bay TVET College will assist you with your NSFAS Bursary Application!

APPLICATION FOR NSFAS FUNDING:

Government has set up the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) to provide students with financial assistance to cover the cost for registration, tuition and provide allowances them with allowances for books, food, transport and accommodation. 


WHO QUALIFIES FOR NSFAS
Funding will be available to:
• Students from families with a combined household income of not more than R350 000 (three hundred and fifty thousand Rand) per annum, registering at TVET colleges and universities for the first time,
• Students returning to TVET colleges and universities to complete or continue their first undergraduate qualification. Only select post-graduate qualifications are funded, please refer to the website for the full list.
• Students from families with a combined household income of up to R122 000 (one hundred and twenty-two thousand Rand) returning to TVET colleges and universities after a gap year or two to complete their first undergraduate qualification.
• Students from families who are recipients of child support grants or disability grants administered through South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) will automatically qualify for NSFAS funding.
• Orphans will automatically qualify for NSFAS funding, provided there is confirmation of their status.


WHAT THE BURSARY COVERS

NSFAS funding covers the actual cost of tuition plus prescribed learning materials -this means the tuition fee for the specific programme that the student it registered for; these fees differ depending on the field of study (e.g. engineering; medicine; art; history etc.) and the institution that the student is admitted to. The bursary funding is for the duration of study and does not require any repayment.

Upon qualifying for the NSFAS bursary, a beneficiary is required to sign a NSFAS Bursary Agreement with terms and conditions. Beneficiaries will then be expected to;

  • comply with all academic requirements as set by institutions
  •  Attend and participate in lectures, tutorials and academic support programmes as required by the institution;
  • Complete all set assignments and/or tasks as required in terms of the due performance requirements of the Institution; 
  •  Undergo all tests and examinations (written and oral) as required in terms of the due performance requirements of the institution; 


SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

Once you complete your study application with us, you can speak to one of our Financial Aid Officers who will assist you with your NSFAS Bursary Application.

Please ensure you bring the necessary CERTIFIED documentation with you which includes:

  • Your South African identity document/card (or an unabridged birth certificate (if you are younger than 16 years old)
  • ID of parents and/or guardian (or death certificate where applicable) or affidavit if both parents whereabouts unknown. 
  • Employment documents (Salary advise slips not older than 3 months of both parents or guardians OR SASSA letter OR Pension slip if the parents/guardians are pensioners.  If the parents/guardians are unemployed, an affidavit is required. 

Once you have completed and returned the documents requested, the False Bay TVET College Financial Aid office will submit your application to NSFAS.

YOU MAY APPLY IF:
• You are a South African citizen with a household income of R350k or less, you are registered at this Institution and have not been approved for NSFAS funding in 2018
• You are a South African citizen with a household income of R350k or less, you are registered at this Institution but have not applied for NSFAS funding before
• You are a South African citizen with a household income of R350k or less and you plan to study at a public university or TVET College in 2019 and require funding


PLEASE NOTE YOUR APPLICATION WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED IF:
You have already applied for 2019 on www.nsfas.org.za and have an application reference number
You already have NSFAS funding for 2018

Applicants may make use of the computer lab on campus to apply and may also contact the financial aid office on campus for assistance with their 2020 applications.

You may Call the NSFAS Contact Centre on 08 000 67327
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Click here to download the False Bay TVET College Financial Aid Brochure