How Much Does NSFAS Pay Per Month

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How Much Does NSFAS Pay Per Month

How much does NSFAS fund for, How Much Does NSFAS Pay Per Month

If you are a student who receives assistance from NSFAS Secretariat, you might be wondering How Many Months NSFAS Give Allowance or much NSFAS disburse. NSFAS encourages students from low-income and working-class households who would not otherwise be able to afford to enrol in a Technical Vocational Education and Training institution or university to complete their higher education and training. For qualifying students enrolling in public universities and TVET institutions, bursaries are made available. For additional details, continue reading below

What The NSFAS Pay For

The most recent DHET requirements must be followed for the housing, living allowance, transportation, and educational material awards.

  1. Accommodation allowance
  2. Transport allowance
  3. Living allowance
  4. Learning material allowance
  5. Incidental/personal care allowance

Monthly NSFAS Allowance 2024/2025

Expect the following monthly payments:

  • Educational Resources (Books): R433
  • Living Expenses: R1250
  • Incidental Provisions: R241
  • Travel Costs: R625
  • Accommodation: Value is dependent on each student

READ ALSO; NSFAS Application Online 2024-2025

How To Apply For The NSFAS

If you are a citizen of South Africa, intend to enrol in or are currently enrolled in a public university or TVET college, and meet the qualifications given below, you may be eligible for an NSFAS bursary.

NSFAS Online Application Requirements

The following criteria must be met by students:

Students who began their university studies before 2024 and whose family income is under R122 000 annually, as well as individuals with disabilities, those whose household income is under R600 000, and those whose household income is under R350 000, are eligible for SASSA scholarships.

How to Access My NSFAS Website for 2024 and 2025

You can contact NSFAS online at if you’d rather do so than by phone or in person.

  • is the address for the NSFAS website.
  • Choose myNSFAS OR, if you will.
  • Direct access to the self-service website is possible at
  • To sign in, enter your password and email address.
  • Please click to access NSFAS Chat.

READ HERE; Mynsfas Account

NSFAS Allowances Dates 

Cycle 1 – All Campuses


28 February 2024

Cycle 2 – All Campuses


07 March 2024

Cycle 3 – All Campuses


04 April 2024

Cycle 4 – All Campuses


03 May 2022

Cycle 5 – All Campuses


06 June 2024

Second Semester:

Cycle 6 – All Campuses


18 July 2024

Cycle 7 – All Campuses


01 August 2024

Cycle 8 – All Campuses.


05 September 2024

Cycle 9 – All Campuses


03 October 2024

Cycle 10 – All Campuses

(Final payment for 2024)


07 November 2024

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