Ehlanzeni TVET College provides students with the opportunity to apply for NSFAS bursary to ease the challenges faced by many South African students. The statistics have shown that the unemployment rate in South Africa has risen, therefore, people may not afford to study.
What is the NSFAS Bursary?
National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is a South African government student financial aid scheme. The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) has introduced a bursary for students who want to enrol at TVET colleges called the NSFAS bursary. DHET set aside a budget to the NSFAS to assist students who come from poor families and some who are deserving academically.
The bursary is to assist students to undertake studies at universities and TVET Colleges. As a result, Ehlanzeni has partaken in by offering students are deserving and enrol for certain courses. Furthermore, the department made provision for a bursary fund per TVET college to ease access to the college programme.
When a student wants to enrol for Report 191 course and NC(V) programmes at Ehlanzeni TVET College, he/she has a chance to apply for the bursary. Although, there are guidelines to assist the process of getting the right candidates.
The financial aid scheme, therefore, allocates and administer the funds and not the college. In addition, there are numerous methods of how you can submit your NSFAS application.
Who is responsible for allocating the bursary?
As much as the college offers the bursary to their deserving students but are not responsible for the fund’s administrations. Ehlanzeni TVET College is only responsible for assisting students with the application process. The financial aid scheme is the only one handling the allocation of students funds.
What does the bursary cover?
With the NSFAS bursary, the funds cover aspects such as;
- Tuition fees
- Accommodation fees
- Books fees
- Food budget
- Personal care allowance
Who is eligible for the NSFAS Bursary?
These are the requirements when applying for NSFAS bursary;
- All South African citizens
- SASSA grant recipient
- Person with disability
- Combined household income not more than R350 000 per annum
Steps on how to apply for the bursary
NSFAS bursary can be sent through on the NSFAS online application or by through their offices. On the other hand, if you are applying online, you can follow the steps below;
- Step1 – Go to www.nsfas.org.za and look for a tab “MyNSFAS” and click it
- Step2 – You, therefore, have to create an account called myNSFAS
- Step3 – Click apply tab and answer question
- Step4 – You will have to upload documents
As a result, as soon as you submit your application, you will get the reference number on the screen.
Which documents go with your application?
When you are submitting your NSAFAS online application, there are documents you need to attach to your application. These documents, therefore, include;
- Certified copy of ID or birth certificate
- ID certified copies of parents, guardian, or spouse
- Proof of residential address
- Your proof of income
- Proof of your parents, guardian, or spouse income
Briefly, you will have NSFAS login details to check your NSFAS status to see whether they have accepted you or not. If you have not received feedback, you will have to try your luck by calling in. In conclusion, you can go to the NSFAS website and check the closing dates. You can try to check their closing dates on their social media platforms.
If your application isn’t through, check their website from time to time. Make the right choice and contact them for any help.