How To Check Nsfas

Welcome to today's blog post! If you're a student in South Africa, chances are you're familiar with the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) - this program has helped many students to access tertiary education they might not have been able to afford otherwise. In this post, we'll be discussing how to check NSFAS status online.

  1. The Different NSFAS Statuses
  2. How To Check Your NSFAS Status
  3. Things To Keep In Mind
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The Different NSFAS Statuses

Before we jump into the how-to, it's important to know that there are different statuses that your application for NSFAS funding can be in:

  • Approved: This means your application has been approved and you should receive the funds
  • Pending: This means your application is being considered but a decision has not yet been made
  • Rejected: Your application was not approved for funding

How To Check Your NSFAS Status

To check your NSFAS status online, you'll need to follow these steps:

  1. Head over to the NSFAS website
  2. Click on the "myNSFAS" tab at the top of the page
  3. If you've already registered on the site, enter your login details and click "Sign In." If not, you'll need to click on the "Register" button and fill in the necessary details to create an account.
  4. Once you're logged in, click on the "My Application" tab. Here, you should be able to see your current NSFAS application status.
  5. If your application has been approved, you'll be able to see the amount awarded to you and any relevant payment information. If your application is still pending or has been rejected, the site should provide you with some indication of what's going on.
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Things To Keep In Mind

If you find that your status is not what you were hoping for - say, if your application has been rejected - it's important to stay calm and look for alternative options. Some universities and colleges offer bursaries or scholarships that you may be eligible for.


  1. NSFAS applications generally open in September of each year, and close in early December. Make sure to apply on time!
  2. If your application is rejected, there is usually an appeals process you can go through. Check the NSFAS website for details.

That's it for today's guide on how to check your NSFAS status online. We hope this has been helpful - if you found this post useful, let us know in the comments!

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