NSFAS updates on 2021 applications. What you need to know
By August 31, the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) had received more than 160 536 applications since the opening date, on August 03, 2020. During the first month, on average, NSFAS has been receiving more than 5000 applications a day, with the number going as high as 6000 during the last days of August. To date over 188 733 applications have been submitted.
NSFAS anticipates a high volume in applications leading up to the closing date due to the recent economic suffocation due to Covid-19. Applications are opened for Grade 9 to12 learners and out of school youth who wish to further their studies at any public Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) college or Universities across the country.