The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has been under a lot of scrutiny this year, with many students claiming that the online applications were just too confusing, and the process itself was just not working. SABC News reported that this led to the temporary closure of applications and that more than 5,000 qualified applicants hadn’t had their documents verified.
The status of your application can be found by logging into myNSFAS, which you can do when you register as an applicant. “Please allow 10 working days after you have submitted your final documents for your application to be processed,” says NSFAS. “You should receive confirmation via email once your application has been processed.” Don’t miss out on any bursaries! Register on www.myconnection.co.za to get alerts that match your profile
Application In Progress NSFAS Meaning
If you’ve applied for NSFAS funding, your application status can be found on the myNSFAS portal. To view this information, log into your account and choose ‘My Awards’ from the menu bar.
Depending on whether or not your application has been verified yet, you will see one of three statuses: In Progress; Not Yet Verified (or Pending Verification); Approved.
- In Progress means that the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has received all of your documentation and is processing it in order to determine whether or not you qualify for funding. The time it takes for your application to be processed varies depending on how much documentation you submit with your form as well as which verification agency is handling your case (this may also affect how long it takes). If a student applies during their second year at university, they may have to wait until their third year before receiving NSFAS funding.
The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has been under a lot of scrutiny this year, with many students claiming that the online applications were just too confusing, and the process itself was just not working.
NSFAS is a scheme that helps students pay for their studies. The scheme has been in place since 1998, but it hasn’t always been as useful as it could be. For example, until a few years ago there was no way to apply online; instead you would have had to fill out an application form or send in an email attachment detailing your financial situation and how much money you needed from them.
This was incredibly inefficient because if you had any questions about filling out your application form then there were not many people who could help answer those questions quickly enough before the deadline passed!
You can log into myNSFAS to see the status of your application. The site will show you if your application has been approved or rejected, and what the next steps are to complete the application process. If your application is approved, it will be sent to SARS for final approval before being sent back to you for registration at a tertiary institution.
If your application is rejected, you’ll receive an email explaining why this was done. If you think that this decision was incorrect, contact NSFAS immediately so they can review it again and make changes as necessary.
The status of your application can be found by logging into myNSFAS, which you can do when you register as an applicant.
Applicants who have registered and not yet submitted the online NSFAS form must log in using their registration number and password to access their application status. If an applicant fails to log into myNSFAS, they should contact us on 0800 60 30 30 or WhatsApp on 079 567 9398 within seven days after trying to login via the ‘Log In’ link found on our website or social media platforms so that we can assist them with accessing their account.
Once logged in to myNSFAS, applicants will be able to see how much funding has been approved for them and whether any amount has been released (if applicable).
If you’re waiting for your application to be processed, it is important to note that the NSFAS website says: “Please allow 10 working days after you have submitted your final documents for your application to be processed.” In other words, if you submit all of the required documents on a Monday, then expect to receive an email that confirms that your application has been processed within 10 working days.
If after 10 working days have passed and you still haven’t received any communication from NSFAS about the status of your application, contact them directly by calling 0800 51 51 51 or sending them an email at [email protected]
If you see ‘Not Yet Verified’ next to your list of supporting documents or if your status is ‘In Progress’, it means that NSFAS is still waiting on some or all of them.
You can check the status of your application by logging into myNSFAS and clicking on the Application Status icon under My Applications. You’ll then be able to see which documents are outstanding, what the current processing time for each document type is and when those documents have been submitted after being requested by NSFAS (or even yourself).
The NSFAS application process is not easy, but it’s worth going through, as the bursaries and funding can make a huge difference to your finances. If you want to know more about applying for bursaries online, make sure to check out our website.