Applicants to NSFAS are not restricted by age.
When you decide to go back to school for the first time, you may be in your late 20s or early 30s. You do, however, have a problem: you do not have the financial resources to cover the cost.
It’s a good thing! NSFAS will fund you regardless of your age if you match the criteria.
When you decide to go back to school for the first time, you may be in your late 20s or early 30s. It’s just that you can’t afford it on your own.
It’s a good thing! NSFAS will fund you regardless of your age if you match the criteria:
- The following are the NSFAS requirements:
- You were born and raised in South Africa.
- Funding is available to those who have received SASSA grants.
- You make less than R350 000 a year as a household.
- A person who is unable to perform certain tasks: A household’s combined annual income cannot exceed R600,000.
In a statement, NSFAS noted, “we don’t discriminate against any race or any age,” and that all an applicant needs to do is complete the conditions indicated above.
NSFAS, on the other hand, does not find any postgraduate degrees and advises anyone looking for funding to go to the National Research Fund (NRF). Neither are Advanced National Diplomas supported.
NSFAS provides financial assistance to low-income and working-class students who plan to attend college or a vocational school. NSFAS has provided financial assistance to more than 3 million students since 1991, and you could be one of them.
After the Fees Must Fall campaign, NSFAS was transformed from a loan program to a bursary program. Those who filed for financial aid in 2018 and the following years will not have to pay back any money.
Students must pass their modules in order to maintain their financial support. NSFAS, on the other hand, provides students with a one-year grace period in the event of unforeseen circumstances.