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What You Need To Know About The Nsfas 75% Pass Mark

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The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is instituting a pass rate of 75% in order to continue receiving funding from the Scheme; this is an increase from the previous pass rate of 50%.

The government study funding is proposing to raise the pass standard from 50 percent to 75 percent if one wishes to continue benefiting from the funding. Since the beginning of this, it has been an obligation for students to maintain and average mark in order for NSFAS to regard them as fit to qualify for funding.

All of that might change if this 75 percent becomes difficult to obtain. Failure to pass a module does not look good to financial aid. The new possible increase in the pass rate will necessitate beneficiaries passing at least three out of four registered modules, which will provide difficulties to those who strive for an average pass grade.

Initially, it was with the R350 Social Relief Distress grant issue, with the government advising NSFAS ben-eficiaries who had SRD grant approvals to cancel them as it may affect their chances of benefiting from NSFAS when reaplying. Also, potential 2022 tertiary applicants are asked to cancel their SRD as soon as they are approved for NSFAS, although the research funding has assured that it would only have a little impact on new NSFAS applicants.

The tertiary SRC Presidents and Secretaries oppose the increase in percentage requirement. As a result, the government funding plan has yet to confirm to the public the possibility of having to obtain a 75 percent pass grade from having to struggle for a 50 percent.

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In the meanwhile, applications for 2022 student intake are still available; students who satisfy the requirements to apply are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to have access to free education provided by the South African government through NSFAS.

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NSFAS millionaire student fails to have case discharged

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Millionaire NSFAS student Sibongile Mani fails to have case discharged

The Walter Sisulu University student (Sibongile Mani) mistakenly received R14 million NSFAS money instead of R1400 in her bank account.

Sibongile Mani is accused of theft after she allegedly spent more than R800,000 of the R14m. Between June 1 and August 14 when the error was noticed, Mani had spent R818469 at 48 merchants in the Eastern Cape and Gauteng. Mani spent R174631 over a period of a “few days” at Checkers Hyper in Centurion. R178923 was spent at Discount World in Fleet Street, East London.

“Prohibited” items [those that NSFAS does not allow students to buy] to the value of R286108 were purchased. This included alcohol, cigarettes, electrical appliances, bedding, airtime, gift cards, toys and microwaves.

Sentencing is set for 10 Dec 2021 after her exams.

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NSFAS Online Application 2021-2022: How To Apply For NSFAS?

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If you’re looking for funding for your studies, you probably know you need to go through NSFAS. You may be a little confused as to how to apply though, so here’s a quick guide on how to apply for NSFAS online.

Get your certified supporting documents ready.

You will need:

• South African ID document/card (or an unabridged birth certificate if you do not have a green bar-coded ID or Smart ID card)
• ID of parents and/or guardian (Or death certificate where applicable)
• Pay advice/ letter of employment/pension advice stating income. Should not be older than 3 months (SASSA slips are not required and SASSA should not be included as household income).

Apply for NSFAS Online

First, you’ll need to visit the NSFAS website and register to make an account.

Once you’ve done that, you’ll be able to fill out the online application form.

  • This process can take about 30 minutes
  • You’ll need to have certified scanned copies of the following documents:
    • Identity Document/Birth Certificate
    • Matric Certificate
    • Latest Academic Results
    • Proof of parents’ income (if they are employed)
    • Death Certificate/s (if parents are dead)
    • Doctor’s Certificate (if permanently disabled)

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ON THE NSFAS WEBSITE.

 

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