MyNsfas Account: How to Log into your Nsfas Account 2020

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MyNsfas is the portal for Nsfas applicants to login and access and manages important info regarding the National Student Financial Aid Scheme.

Students or NSFAS applicants are strongly encouraged to create their MyNSFAS accounts. The process is as follows:

  • Go to www.nsfas.org.za and click on “myNsfas account“.
  • Enter your username and password.
  • Click on the “My personal details” tab.
  • Update your cellphone number and/or email address to your current one.
  • Click “Update your details” to proceed.
  • A One Time Pin (OTP) will be sent to the new number and email address that you have provided.
  • Enter the OTP and click submit.
  • Your details will immediately be updated.

If you’re an applicant with an existing account, you can sign in using your usernames and password or Facebook and Google accounts.

Remember,

Your cellphone number or email address must be uniquely yours and cannot be shared.

If you are one of the NSFAS 2020 applicants whose application was unsuccessful and you have submitted an appeal, you may check your application results (nsfas status ) by logging into your myNSFAS account.

How to reset your MyNsfas account password

Already have an account but forgot your MyNsfas account password?

Don’t panic, simply reset your Nsfas login password by:

  1. Clicking on the “Forgot your password” tab and enter your ID number
  2. Choose whether you have forgotten your username and password and click “Submit
  3. You will receive an OTP via email and SMS
  4. Type in the OTP you received and click “Submit
  5. You will then be required to create a new password.

Did you know that if your myNSFAS portal account is locked, you need to reset your myNSFAS login details by clicking on the ‘Forgot your password’ link and following the steps provided?

Note!!!

If you have forgotten your MyNSFAS login details and do not have access to the email address or cell phone number on Nsfas system, you’re required to submit a certified affidavit requesting that your email and cell phone number be updated with the old and new details reflecting to uds@nsfas.org.za.

NSFAS will release funding decisions for all applicants from January 06, 2020. Funding decisions will be communicated to applicants via the myNSFAS portal. Make sure you create or have access to your account.

You can also watch the video below to learn how to reset your password.

If you’re facing any challenges concerning your account, don’t hesitate to contact the bursary scheme via the following;

Call number: 0860 067 327

Toll free: 0800 203 900

Email: info@nsfas.org.za

Twitter: @myNFSAS

Kindly note that applications for NSFAS funding for the 2020 academic year are currently closed. The 2021 application will open soon.

You have until midnight on 30 November to submit your applications.

Applications have also been extended to Grade 9 to 12 learners, as well as out-of-school youths, who wish to further their studies at any technical and vocational education and training, TVET colleges in South Africa for the 2020 academic year.

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Image source: National Student Financial Aid Scheme

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    • NSFAS will only support you for a maximum of five years, based on the availability of funding in each year. If you change your course frequently and you take longer than five years to complete your qualification, you will have to pay for yourself until you graduate.

      Students who received a NSFAS bursary during 2019 do not have to apply for NSFAS for 2020. To qualify to receive the NSFAS bursary again you must pass 50% of all registered modules in the current year and meet the N+1 requirement (N=minimum prescribed period required to obtain your degree).

    • visit the NSFAS website. Click on MyNSFAS account and login with your ID and the password you created during your application. If the status of your application is “Provisionally Funded”, contact the scheme for all other outcomes, as NSFAS is responsible for the application process.

    • This is a common problem many face with their Nsfas account. You can either follow the processes in the post or email info@nsfas.org.za for them to resolve your issue. You can also call 0860 067 327 or 0800 203 900 (toll-free).

  1. when will i receive my allowance i have been waiting for too long now and i don’t have money to pay for rent my landlord is threatening to kick me out. what should i do???

    • Apply for nsfas funding if you meet the requirements. You can also sign up on feenix.org to raise funds for your education. There are other opportunities to raise funds as well.

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