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REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

In order for your application to be processed, please ensure that you complete all sections of the application form and attach all supporting documents.
 

PLEASE NOTE:
You must write your identity number in the top right-hand corner of every page of the application form and on every page of all of your supporting documents in order for your application to be processed. NSFAS will not be able to process applications without an ID number.

 

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS LIST

Please attach certified copies of the following documents: (All the certified copies of income must not be older than 3 months) 

Your documents can be certified at the South African Police Service or the South African Post Office.

* If you are under the age of 18 or if you are 18 and older and are still dependent on the household income of your parent or legal guardian, then this also applies to you.

COMPULSORY
Certified proof of bank account. This can be a bank statement or a letter from the bank where you have your account. YES
Certified copy of your Identity Document. YES
*Certified copy of Identity Document of each household member including parents or legal guardian. YES
If you are younger than 16 years of age and do not have a green bar-coded ID, you must submit a certified copy of your birth certificate. YES
If you have been exempted from paying school fees, please provide a letter from the school informing NSFAS that you have been exempted. YES
*Certified or official copy of recent payslip, letter of employment , not older than three months, of each of your parents, or the person who supports you, or your guardian or yourself if you are employed. This is for all types of employment. Proof of income of all members of the household.  This includes any income received from SASSA grants, Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF), or any retirement, life, disability or other benefits paid as a lump sum or in monthly payments. YES
Proof of residence - such as water and electricity accounts or other accounts. NO
*If your parents or the person who supports you or your legal guardian are retired, please provide a copy of an official pension slip or bank statement showing pension payment. YES
*If your parents or the person who supports you or your legal guardian works as an informal trader, please provide an affidavit signed by them to confirm this employment. YES
If either of your parents is deceased, please provide a certified copy of the death certificate. NO
If your parents are divorced or separated, please provide a statement detailing the maintenance order. YES
If your parents are divorced, please provide a certified copy of the divorce decree. NO
If either of your parents does not live at home, please provide an affidavit explaining the reasons. NO
If you are supported by someone who is not your parent or legal guardian, please provide an affidavit explaining the reasons. YES
*Certified copy of a SASSA letter if any of your family members are receiving a social grant and are also contributing to your household income.  This also applies to your legal guardian. YES
*If you have indicated that a dependant in your household is a student, please provide proof of registration or acceptance at the university or FET college for each dependant. YES
If you have a disability, please complete the supporting documents Annexure A and Annexure B and submit them with your application form. YES
Certified copy of your latest academic transcript or exam results. If you are currently in Grade 12 you are exclude from this requirement. YES

 

 

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