Does NSFAS Pay For Registration Fees?

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Does NSFAS Pay For Registration Fees?

Does NSFAS Pay For Registration Fees?

Yes. Registration fees are often the first payment towards your tuition costs, and if you have been approved for financing by NSFAS, you will not be required to pay for the registration fee ahead. The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is a government initiative that assists eligible students in paying for their education at a South African public institution or college.

NSFAS will only pay for registration fees if the student meets the financial and academic requirements. The amount that NSFAS covers for registration fees depends on the institution and course of study. It is crucial for students to maintain good academic performance and attendance to continue receiving NSFAS support.

To be considered for NSFAS funding, students must apply before the registration period, and late applications will not be accepted. While NSFAS does cover registration fees, there are eligibility criteria to meet, and the amount of funding available is limited.

READ:TUT Online Application Fees

How To Apply For NSFAS Funding

To apply for NSFAS, student must cross check their eligibilty criteria.Therefore,applicants must be a South African, applicant must having a combined household income of less than R350,000 per year, and planning to register for a full-time undergraduate qualification at a public university or college in South Africa. To apply;

  • Visit the official website of NSFAS at
  • Register an account with a valid email and a valid cellphone number
  • Log into your account with you students number
  • Complete the online application form
  • Upload certified copies of required documents sucgh as ID Documents, Proof of address, proof of monthly income, Transcripts.

READ:How Do I Pay My TUT Registration Fee?

NSFAS Application Required Documents

  • A certified copy of your ID document or birth certificate
  • Certified copies of your parents’ or guardians’ ID documents
  • Proof of income for your household, such as salary slips, bank statements, or affidavits
  • Proof of residence, such as a utility bill or rental agreement
  • Academic transcripts or reports, including your latest results
  • A signed consent form from your parents or guardians if you are under 18 years of age
  • A completed and signed declaration form

READ:Create Mynsfas Account


NSFAS Virtual Contact Centre

We are available to assist through the following channels:

  • Email:
  • Facebook:National Student Financial Aid Scheme
  • Twitter: @myNSFAS
  • Instagram: @myNSFAS
  • WhatsApp: +27 78 519 8006
  • USSD:*120*67327#

Account, Payment and Balance Enquiries

For queries regarding payments and balances:

  • Tel No.: 08000 67327
  • Email:


Visit the official website of NSFAS for more information.