False Bay TVET College Accommodation Allowance Application 2024/2025

False Bay TVET College Change in Accommodation Allowance Application and NSFAS information.


1. The address of a student’s Allowance application must MATCH with the student’s Academia application address.

2. Should it be found that the address differs, the student will be referred to the SRC to investigate the reason for the difference in address. By order of Executive Management.

Please NOTE:

Any Accommodation Allowance application with such an address difference will be put on hold.

Allowance queries not resolved within 10 working days will be awarded travel allowance by default.

Click link to view: How to create a myNSFAS online account  

1. What does the NSFAS funding shot cover?

• Applicants who are approved for NSFAS funding are covered for:
Registration fees
Tuition fees
After your funding is confirmed, you may also receive allowances for the following:
-Learning Material
– Personal Care
– Accommodation or Transport

You are encouraged to contact the Financial Aid Office of the institutions they are registered or admitted at to verify if their choice of qualification is funded by NSFAS

2. Who qualifies to take a shot at the NSFAS funding?

You qualify to a get shot of the NSFAS funding if you are a South African citizen or permanent resident who plans on registering or already studying at a public university or TVET college in Mzansi and you fall within one or more of the below categories:

• SASSA grant recipients (the SASSA Covid-19 grant does not count)
• Persons whose combined gross household income is not more than R350 000 per year
• Persons living with disabilities with a combined gross household income not more than R600 000 per annum
• Students who started studying before 2018 with a combined gross household income of not more than R122 000 per annum.

3. What supporting documents are needed to apply?

The correct supporting documents are important in ensuring that NSFAS process your funding application in time for your registration at an institution of higher learning. The required supporting documents are:

• All applicants must provide a copy of ID. A temporary ID issued by the Department of Home Affairs will be accepted
• Non-SASSA applicants must provide ID copies of parent/s, legal guardian/guardian or spouse must
• Smart ID cards: a copy with both sides of the smart ID must be provided
• Proof of income: applicant and/or parents/legal guardian/spouse (where applicable (non-SASSA) should provide latest payslip not older 3 months, UIF letter, appointment letter, retrenchment letter (applicant and/or parent(s), legal guardian/spouse)
• Passports / Driver’s license will be accepted as proof of ID

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NB: No affidavits will be accepted as proof for any funding requirement

1. How and where to apply for the NSFAS Funding Shot?


Step 1: Go to www.nsfas.org.za and click on the ‘myNSFAS’ tab
Step 2: Create a myNSFAS account
Step 3: Click on the ‘APPLY’ tab and complete the sections on the screen
Step 4: Upload required supporting documents where applicable
Step 5: Click on ‘Submit’

If you do not have a digital devise or access to the internet, do not stress, simply pop into your nearest National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) or Thusong Centre to apply following the same steps.

4I have loaded my ID number, name and surname, but I cannot continue with my application
The system validates all information as received from the Department of Home Affairs. Ensure that you type in your ID number, name/s and surname exactly as they appear on your ID document or birth certificate.

 5Do my documents need to be certified?
No. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, NSFAS has removed the requirement for documents to be certified.

 6. I applied last year, and I was not approved for funding. Can I apply for 2024?
Yes, if you applied for NSFAS in 2022 or prior years and your application was not approved but you still need funding for 2024, you may apply again if you meet the funding criteria.

 7My application for NSFAS funding was approved, but I did not register during the time I was approved for NSFAS. Do I have to reapply for 2024? Yes. After your NSFAS application is approved, you have a year to register at a TVET college or university. If your NSFAS funding application for the 2024 academic year was approved and you failed to register for a full year, you need to apply again.

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8. I studied at a TVET college this year but want to proceed and study for a university qualification in 2024, do I need to apply?
Yes. To be funded for an approved university qualification in 2024, you need to have passed and completed your TVET qualification. You also need to ensure that you apply at the university for an NSFAS-funded course.

 9. How can I apply for funding if I don’t have a cellphone?
To apply for NSFAS funding, you will need a functioning cellphone, a valid cellphone number and your own email address. You may also use a tablet or computer. If you don’t have a cellphone, you may use the cellphone of a trusted guardian or relative, but it is best to have your own cellphone number. No two applicants may use the same cellphone number or email address. This information is needed to create a myNSFAS account which you will use to apply for funding.

10. I am not receiving the One Time Pin (OTP). How do I access it?
You can click on the option to resend an OTP for another one to be sent to you.

11How long does it take for NSFAS to verify my information with the Department of Home Affairs (DHA)?
The verification of your ID number, name and surname is done immediately when creating your myNSFAS account. NSFAS uses verified details received from DHA. Should your information be incorrect, you will need to contact DHA to rectify it.

12If my parent, guardian or spouse is a taxi driver/domestic worker/informal trader, what proof of income should I upload?
Applicant/students must submit parental details correctly, especially their ID numbers, names and surnames, copies of IDs of parent(s)/ legal guardian. NSFAS will verify their income against third party data sources (Letter from employer/taxi association/ 3 months bank statement)

13. What if I have an existing myNSFAS account but I have forgotten my old username, password and cellphone number. How do I reset my profile?

Follow the steps below to reset your myNSFAS login details:

STEP 1 – Go to: www.nsfas.org.za , click on ‘myNSFAS’ and then click on ‘forgot password.
STEP 2 – Type in your ID number and choose what you require help with: password or username or both and then click on ‘submit’.
STEP 3 – The username and the link to change your password will be sent via SMS and email.
STEP 4 – Open the link and you’ll be redirected to the reset password page.
STEP 5 – Reset your password by following the prompts on your screen

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14When will 2024 applications close?
The closing date for 2024 applications is likely to be January.

15. Can students re-apply after withdrawing their application?
Yes, applicants may resubmit after withdrawing their application if they resubmit before the closing date

 16. For students that have not received any funding decision for 2022 funding applications, does this mean it has not been approved since NSFAS is now open for 2024 and do I need to apply again?
 Yes, these students need to apply again. There is no need to cancel the previous application

 17. What happens if you are declined for the NSFAS Bursary?
The option to appeal will be available on the myNSFAS portal. There will be more details on when applicants can appeal and when appeals will not be considered.  It will also clarify what will be considered when an appeal is evaluated. More information to follow

Follow us on social media for the latest NSFAS information:

Facebook: National Student Financial Aid Scheme
Twitter: myNSFAS
Instagram: myNSFAS

Please contact your campus bursary office should you need any assistance.

Muizenberg Campus
Ms. Ayesha Shaik
Tel: 021 788 8616
Fish Hoek Campus
Ms. Zonke Mhambi
Tel: 021-784 4315
Westlake Campus
Ms. Wendy Vergotine
021-701 1340 / 021-701 1154
Mitchell’s Plain Campus
Ms. Chanel Pietersen
Tel: 021-391 0717
Email: chanel.pietersen@falsebay.org.za
Khayelitsha Campus
Ms. Busisiwe Mvinjelwa
Tel: 021-360 5022
Email: busisiwe.mvinjelwa@falsebay.org.za
Distance Learning
Ms. Wendy Vergotine
021-701 1340 / 021-701 1154

Our Toll-Free number is: 08000 67327



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