Does Nsfas Fund College of Cape Town?

Application forms and information for NSFAS can be obtained from the College of Cape Town Financial Aid office.

On submission of NSFAS application form, the student will receive a receipt, which should be kept as a proof of application, without it, is your word against ours. Please present your slip at all times to the Financial Aid/Bursary Office.

All students can apply for a loan from the National Students Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS), a government loan scheme with the added incentive of a bursary conversion (max 40%) depending on academic performance. The parent’s/family’s contribution to the student’s study cost is called the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and is calculated using the Government’s National Means Test.

  • Prospective Students who wish to study at the College through NSFAS Bursary must APPLY ONLINE at http://www.nsfas.org.za
  • Manual NSFAS applications will be facilitated but students must apply directly to NSFAS online!
  • To enquire more about bursaries, contact/visit Student Support Offices at the Campuses

Important information

  • Applicants applying online may not subsequently apply using a paper-based application
  • Please note that receiving a student number (reference number) does not imply you are a registered student until you have officially registered.
  • Please note that you will be required to come on campus to write the CAP Test. The test informs and educates students on a variety of career options. At the same time, it gauges the student’s personal interest in the different careers on offer.
  • Incomplete applications may result in the delay of finalization of your application
  • Continuation with a programme depends on sufficient numbers being enrolled
  • Applicants must have a valid email address and mobile number in order to apply to the college. All Communication with regard to your application will be sent via email/ SMS.
  • Meeting the minimum admission requirements for a specific programme does not necessarily guarantee admission to that particular programme

READ ALSO: College of Cape Town Prospectus 2021 PDF

HOW TO APPLY FOR COLLEGE OF CAPE TOWN NSFAS

Apply online @ www.nsfas.org.za

Government has set up the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) to provide students with financial assistance to cover the cost for registration, tuition and provide allowances them with allowances for books, food, transport and accommodation.

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

Make sure that you have certified and valid copies of the following documents before attempting to apply for funding:

  • Your South African identity document/card (or an unabridged birth certificate (if you are younger than 16 years old)
  • ID of parents and/or guardian (or death certificate where applicable)
  • Pay advice/letter of employment/pension advice stating income (SASSA slips are not required and SASSA should not be included as household income)
  • A completed and signed consent form, which you may download here and must be filled in with your parent/guardian’s signatures. Applications without a consent form signed by all people whose incomes have been declared in the application will not be accepted and will be considered incomplete.
  • If you have a disability, please download the Disability Annexure A from nsfas.org.za fill it in and submit it with your application

NB: The stamp on all certified documents should not be older than three months

YOU MAY APPLY IF:

  • You are a South African citizen with a household income of R350k or less, you are registered at this Institution and have not been approved for NSFAS funding
  • You are a South African citizen with a household income of R350k or less, you are registered at this Institution but have not applied for NSFAS funding before
  • You are a South African citizen with a household income of R350k or less and you plan to study at a public university or TVET College in 2019 and require funding