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How do you check if NSFAS has funded you ?

How do you check if NSFAS has funded you

How do you track your NSFAS online application after you submit your NSFAS application?You can check the status of your NSFAS application by logging into myNSFAS

  • Login on the myNSFAS student portal
  • Enter your username and password, then click SIGN IN!
  • Click on Track Funding Progress.

After following these three simple steps, you will be able to determine whether you have NSFAS funding. Please be patient as it may take some time for your application to be approved. 

It is imperative that you understand what you are reading when you check the status of your NSFAS application.The status messages you see when you apply for NSFAS funding and check your NSFAS status are as follows:

Application submitted

The NSFAS system has been loaded with your application


Returning students and students with previous qualifications are checked by the system


NSFAS conducts third-party checks with SASSA/the Department of Home Affairs


All documents you sent during the application process are verified

Funding Eligibility

Their purpose is to verify the financial status of your household as stated in your application

Successfully Funded

You have successfully completed the funding process and your application has been processed.You can register and attend Classes

Awaiting confirmation of academic admission to be eligible for funding

Having qualified for funding, but not yet receiving confirmation from an institution, means you are eligible for funding. Funding will not be approved until admission has been confirmed.You need to inform institution’s Financial Aid Office

Third-party verification of household income

In other words, NSFAS is still verifying that the student’s household income is below the R350 000 threshold with credit bureaus.

There is no need to take action. Upon approval of funding and confirmation of academic admission, a message will be sent.

Awaiting Evaluation

To ensure that all information on the application has been correctly captured, a case worker at NSFAS needs to review the application.

The best thing you can do is wait. There is no need to take action. When funding is approved and academic admission is confirmed, a message will be sent.

Application Unsuccessful

Applicants who receive this message have household incomes above R350 000 and are therefore rejected. Applicants with previous qualifications are not eligible for NSFAS. The applicant has not been accepted to a university or TVET college.

Unfortunately, you were not successful in obtaining funding from NSFAS. The appeal process is available to you. 

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