NSFAS nomvalu
Minister of Higher Education Blade Nzimande says administrator Sithembiso Nomvalo will manage the day-to-day work at NSFAS, steer the fund and address its operational challenges. Image: Twitter/@myNSFAS

Home » NSFAS 2024 applications: Portal closing soon

NSFAS 2024 applications: Portal closing soon

Hurry! NSFAS 2024 applications closing soon. Don’t miss the deadline. Secure your financial aid through the portal now.

30-01-24 14:16
NSFAS nomvalu
Minister of Higher Education Blade Nzimande says administrator Sithembiso Nomvalo will manage the day-to-day work at NSFAS, steer the fund and address its operational challenges. Image: Twitter/@myNSFAS

The impending deadline for NSFAS 2024 applications on 31 January heightens the urgency for applicants to complete the process before the portal closes.

As of last week, the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) reported an impressive 1 545 822 applications for the upcoming 2024 academic year, with expectations of more submissions before the application cycle concludes on 31 January.

ALSO READ: NSFAS receives over 1.5 million applications for 2024 academic year

Blade Nzimande, Minister of Higher Education, Science, and Innovation, addressed the media, reassuring about the Department’s readiness for the 2024 PSET academic year opening. He announced that the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has provisionally funded 657 703 applicants through NSFAS.

Minister Nzimande emphasised the crucial need for all NSFAS applicants to submit a consent form. This form plays a vital role in verifying information from third parties and ensuring compliance with legislative requirements.

ALSO READ: NSFAS 2024 applications: When do they close?

“The information is required to verify the employment status and income level of the parents, guardians, or spouses of the applicant. It is mandatory for applicants to download and upload a completed Consent form on the NSFAS website, portal, or mobile app.

“The SARS (South African Revenue Service) Consent Form requirements affect students in the application data category. These students should await communication from NSFAS through SMS and email, providing instructions on how to upload the form.”

ALSO READ: Inner city hijacked building reclaimed in Johannesburg

OVER 1.5 MILLION APPLICATIONS SURGE

Last week’s report highlighted the substantial number of applications received, standing at an impressive 1 545 822. It underscores the significance of timely submissions as the deadline approaches.

The South African Social Security Agency’s provisional funding supports 657 703 NSFAS applicants. It enhances the 2024 academic year application process.

ALSO READ: NSFAS 2024 applications: When are they opening?

Students in the application data category should anticipate further communication from NSFAS. This will provide guidance on uploading the required SARS Consent Form.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ARTICLES BY NOZIBUSISO MAZIBUKO