Last updated on February 15th, 2023 at 12:51 pm
Are NSFAS Laptops For Free? This is one of the most frequently asked questions about NSFAS laptops, an offshoot of the NSFAS Digital Learning Device Project.
Are you trying to order NSFAS laptop? Do you want to know if NSFAS laptops are free? Well then, you are at the right post.
In this article, we’re answering the question of whether NSFAS laptops are free or if you’ll have to pay to get one.
We’ll also provide answers to other frequently asked questions (FAQs) about NSFAS laptops.
So, let’s walk you through the topics.
Are NSFAS Laptops For Free?
No, NSFAS laptops are not free. NSFAS-funded students who subscribe to the NSFAS Digital Learning Device Project and order NSFAS laptops don’t get them for free.
Although, you’ll not buy the laptop outright, or you will not get the NSFAS laptop by a debit payment method but you don’t definitely get it for free.
So, you’ll have to understand that once you subscribe to get the NSFAS laptop, it is not for free and you’ll pay for it.
Again, NSFAS laptops are not free to students who subscribe to them.
Now that you have understood that NSFAS laptops are not free, let’s look into how the NSFAS laptops work and how you can get one.
Will NSFAS Students Get Laptops?
Yes, students who are approved to receive NSFAS funding will get NSFAS laptops. However, you will have to order the laptop before it will be delivered to you.
The National Student Financial Scheme as part of its aim to improve education in South Africa in the best possible way, introduced the NSFAS Digital Learning Project to assist students with laptops for their studies.
Ever since NSFAS launched the issuance of the NSFAS laptops, they continue to give students laptops each year, and this academic year is not excluded.
Again, in order to get an NSFAS laptop, you have to be a student who is approved for NSFAS funding.
How Can I Get A Free Laptop From NSFAS?
Although NSFAS laptops are not “free”, as an NSFAS-funded student, you will have to order the laptop before you can get one.
You will complete an NSFAS laptop form either online or pick the form from the Financial Aid Office in your institution.
You should read How To Order NSFAS Laptop Online for a detailed guide on how you can order to get your NSFAS laptop for your studies.
Where Can I Collect My NSFAS Laptop?
After you have ordered the NSFAS laptop, you’ll have to pick up your laptop from the Financial Aid Office (FAO) in your institution.
Moreover, NSFAS will inform you through email and SMS that your laptop order has been delivered to the Financial Aid Office of your institution and you can pick it up from there.
The FAO will then make arrangements with you to bring your documents (ID) to collect your laptop.
Again, you’ll have to sign a form to confirm that you have received the NSFAS laptop you ordered.
We recommend that you read How Do I Get My NSFAS Laptop? for all the documents you’ll need to collect your laptop and the arrangements you’ll make with the Financial Aid Office before you go for your NSFAS laptop.
Will I Pay For NSFAS Laptop?
Yes, you will pay for the NSFAS laptop if you subscribe to get one. This is because NSFAS laptops are not free and all students who order the laptop will need to pay for the device.
How Do I Pay For NSFAS Laptop?
If you order to get an NSFAS laptop, you will pay for it from your learning material allowance.
NSFAS will start to deduct the cost of the NSFAS laptop from your next NSFAS learning material allowance starting from the next month after you get your laptop.
I recommend that you see How To Cancel NSFAS Laptop Order to know how the cancelation process that you’ll follow in order to cancel your laptop order.
Should You Order NSFAS Laptop?
Although the NSFAS laptops are not free it’s very useful as long as you need them for studying.
Most South African universities are subscribing to online learning. Some even conduct examinations online. If you’re in one of such institutions, you cannot succeed in your studies without a laptop.
You should get NSFAS laptop only if you need it for studies and not for luxury because NSFAS laptops are not free and you’ll pay for it.
You can make queries through NSFAS Contacts for insight into the question are NSFAS laptops free?
I do hope this article answered the question of are NSFAS laptops for free.
You can ask your question in the comment.