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Tracking Your NSFAS Application



Tracking Your NSFAS Application

Tracking Your NSFAS Application. Currently, applications for the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) are open. It is important to keep track of your application status if you have already applied. The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) assists South African universities and Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges with funding for higher education.

Applying for NSFAS Funding:

Applicants must apply online through the NSFAS online application system for the scheme, which recently opened funding applications for qualifying new and returning tertiary students.

Checking Your NSFAS Application Status:

How To Check The Status:

  • Login to your NSFAS account on the myNSFAS student portal.
  • Enter your username and password and sign in.
  • Click on ‘Track Funding Progress.’

Application Statuses and Their Meanings:

  • Application Sent: Successfully loaded onto the NSFAS system.
  • Filtering: Checking if you are a returning student with prior credentials.
  • Validation: Third-party verification with SASSA and the Department of Home Affairs.
  • Evaluation: Confirming the accuracy of submitted paperwork.
  • Funding Eligibility: Confirming the financial situation of your household.

NSFAS Funding Status Codes:

  • Awaiting Academic Results/Acceptance: Evaluating academic performance and institution admission status.
  • Awaiting to Register: Waiting for information from your chosen institution.
  • Signing Of Agreement: Signing the bursary agreement for NSFAS to process allowances.
  • Payments: Choosing between institution payments or the NSFAS mobile wallet system.


Frequent checks on the myNSFAS portal are recommended for updates. If there are disputes or queries regarding changes in application status, it’s advisable to contact NSFAS directly.

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