The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has issued a statement reminding prospective students who wish to study at a public university or TVET college in 2020, that they have 8 days left before the closing of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) application cycle on November 30, 2019.
The statement added that over the next few days, NSFAS officers will continue to be positioned across all nine provinces with focus on Eastern Cape, Free State, North West, Northern Cape, and Western Cape due to the low number of applications received in these provinces.
To date, the scheme has received 365 922 applications nationwide, with KwaZulu Natal, Gauteng, and Limpopo provinces continuing to lead with the highest number of applications.
“Although the number of applicants living with disability increased significantly over the prior year to over a 1000, it remains disappointingly low. NSFAS has prioritized engagements with relevant government departments and agencies to improve applications in this regard,” said NSFAS Administrator, Dr Randall Carolissen.
Carolissen urged applicants who do not have access to computer facilities and smart phones to visit their nearest National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) offices, local libraries, Government Communication and Information System (GCIS), Thusong Centres, and Department of Basic Education (DBE) District Teacher Development Centres nationwide, to apply for funding.
Outreach events for 2020 Applications in the Free State will take place as follows:
- 23 November 2019 – Thabo Mofutsanyana District, Qwaqwa
- 23 November 2019 – Fezile Dabi District
- 24 – 30 November – Lejweleputswa District, Welkom
For any inquiries contact 08000 67327.