Can NSFAS Fund You Twice? – 2023

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Last updated on October 14th, 2022 at 08:35 am

Do you want to know if can NSFAS fund you twice? Well, this is one of the frequently asked questions asked by students who want NSFAS funding.

In this article, we’re answering the question of whether NSFAS can fund you twice or not and also How To Apply For NSFAS Online

So, let’s jump straight to the question and provide the right answer to it.

Can NSFAS Fund You Twice?

NSFAS funds students for one qualification at one public university or TVET college at a time.  This means, you only get funded by NSFAS once for your entire study of your qualification years until you complete.

This means you don’t need double funding from NSFAS for your qualification. Your application will be approved once and NSFAS will continue to fund you until you complete your years of study for your qualification.

Therefore, there’s no need to worry about getting funding twice once your application is approved and you keep meeting the academic performance of passing at least 50% of your modules.

Can NSFAS Fund You If You Drop Out?

NSFAS will stop funding you if you drop out of school. Your approval for funding will be canceled once you’re no more continuing your studies.

However, if your resume and decide to continue your module, you’ll need to reapply for NSFAS for another funding approval.

Can NSFAS Blacklist You?

Yes, NSFAS can remove you from the scheme once you fail to meet the academic performance requirement of passing at least 50% of your modules.

You’ll have to write an NSFAS Motivational Appeal Letter for review and reconsideration of your funding.

Again, NSFAS can remove you from the scheme if you take a gap year. You’ll need to Reapply For NSFAS  in order to get funding for your studies in case you return to continue.

REMEMBER: is the official webpage for the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS)

How Many Times Can NSFAS Fund You?

NSFAS fund a student for one qualification at one institution at one given time period. Students will be funded for the years he or she is studying for their qualification, usually 4 years for most university courses.

However, a student must always pass at least 50% of his or her modules for every semester year to keep receiving funding allowances from the NSFAS.

We recommend you read Will NSFAS Fund Me If I Fail My Modules? for extra knowledge about how NSFAS funding works.

Again, there’s this question that students frequently ask, Can I Apply For NSFAS Twice? You should look into the answer for in-depth knowledge on the subject to know how many times you can apply for funding.

We do hope this article on Can NSFAS Fund You Twice was helpful.


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GRAYDISHA January 22, 2023 - 5:21 pm

will nsfas fund me if i finish my diploma and want to continue a degree

Universityonlineapplication January 22, 2023 - 10:00 pm

NSFAS is obliged to fund only your first qualification. So, if you were funded for your diploma, it’s likely you’ll not be funded for your second qualification (degree).

Zanele Mmisapitso November 8, 2022 - 5:17 pm


Universityonlineapplication November 11, 2022 - 11:11 am

NSFAS will stop funding you if you fail 50% of your modules.

Nkosi October 3, 2022 - 5:56 pm

Will nsfas continue to fund me if I dropped out of university during the second semester, if I change my course and institution?

Universityonlineapplication October 14, 2022 - 1:48 pm

Firstly, changing university or course does not disqualify you from NSFAS funding as long as the university and or course is NSFAS-funded.

Secondly, you’ll lose your funding when you take a gap year. If you return to school and need the NSFAS funding, you’ll have to apply for approval again.

Betty September 15, 2022 - 9:56 am

Hi I am a second year student at TUT, I didn’t do good during the year so I just want to know can i appeal for funding after having to have missed a few exams?

Universityonlineapplication September 19, 2022 - 3:36 pm

Yes you can appeal for NSFAS funding. You should see How To Write NSFAS Appeal Letter for the guide

Thando September 14, 2022 - 8:40 am

Will Nsfas Fund me if I studied at a University and completed the course and want to enroll in a different one for another course due to job scarcity?

Universityonlineapplication September 14, 2022 - 6:50 pm

No, NSFAS will not fund you for your second qualification.

Lesego September 14, 2022 - 8:35 am

Hi. I completed an undergraduate course at Tut and I want to study another course next year at the same University or a different one. Will Nsfas still fund me? And do I need to reapply?

Lesego September 14, 2022 - 8:37 am

Additional information **
I completed at record time, 3years.

Universityonlineapplication September 14, 2022 - 6:49 pm

Still, NSFAS will not fund you for your second qualification if you have been funded for your first undergraduate qualification.

Universityonlineapplication September 14, 2022 - 6:48 pm

No, NSFAS does not fund second degrees qualifications. If you were funded for undergraduate at TUT, you’ll not be funded for another qualification.

Nothando September 12, 2022 - 12:36 pm

I was doing high certificate at unisa I completed it last semester and I was using nsfas , so I applied for bed for second semester but i could not not register for bed for second semester, il register next year, will nsfas continue to fund me or I will have to apply again?

Universityonlineapplication September 12, 2022 - 8:29 pm

You don’t need to apply again. BED courses are NSFAS-funded. So, NSFAS will not stop funding you.

Kwandokuhle September 8, 2022 - 4:02 pm

Hey. I’m doing my first year at Walter Sisulu University. I’ve passed all my modules for the first semester. However, I am not happy with the course that I am doing and the institution I am in. I no longer want to carry on with the second semester. I want to deregister and study at another institution next year.

Do I need to reapply for NSFAS for the year 2023, and what documents will be required, taking into consideration the fact that I have already studied at WSU.

Universityonlineapplication September 9, 2022 - 6:25 am

No, you do not have to reregister because you want to change your institution and course. Just make sure after changing to another institution and course, you submit your academic records to NSFAS for them to update your details in their system so that they pay your allowances through your new institution.

You should read How To Notify NSFAS When You Change Institution? for the guide.

Again, make sure the institution and the course you are switching to are NSFAS-funded and contact the bursary/finance office to quicken the process

REFILOE September 7, 2022 - 12:19 pm


Universityonlineapplication September 7, 2022 - 12:26 pm

Yes, you’re eligible for additional 2 years of funding at the university.

Claudia January 2, 2023 - 9:29 am

Hi.. I just completed my bridging course which is Higher certificate in Education of which it was 1 year so I would like to know if Nsfas will continue to fund me when I do my Degree in Education

Universityonlineapplication January 2, 2023 - 11:47 am

NSFAS will fund you only if it’s your first degree and you’ve not been funded for your previous qualifications.

Praise August 11, 2022 - 7:10 am

I am a 3rd year student at MUT, I want to change a course will NSFAS continue to fund my studies if I took a gap year in 2022?

Universityonlineapplication August 11, 2022 - 7:31 am

Changing your course or institution does not disqualify you from NSFAS as long as the course is funded by NSFAS and your institution is one of the public universities or even colleges.

However, NSFAS will stop funding you when you take a gap year. Also,

Sisipho May 11, 2022 - 6:11 pm

I was doing n4 and I dropped out will nsfas fund me if I go to unisa for second semester I have n+rule

Universityonlineapplication May 11, 2022 - 10:11 pm

Yes NSFAS will fund you but you should remember that you’re affected by the N+rule, then you should be able to complete within the NSFAS funding. Other than that, you’ll have to finance your fees when you exceed the NSFAS N+Rule

Lizanne May 6, 2022 - 5:59 am

Hi I’m a N4 college student and because of unfortunate circumstances I have to drop out and go to university next year will NSFAS fund me again?

Universityonlineapplication May 6, 2022 - 8:11 am

If you drop out of school, your NSFAS is canceled. If you decided to go back to continue your education, you’ll have to apply for NSFAS when applications are open for that academic year. So, if your application is approved, then you’ll get NSFAS funding.

Thembi April 10, 2022 - 8:58 am

I have completed N6 @ tvet college , & i noticed the course i did its rear to find a job so i need to do another course @ the same college so will nsfas fund me again.

Universityonlineapplication April 10, 2022 - 10:21 am

Changing your course does not make you lose your NSFAS funding. However, NSFAS will include your previous funding years in counting your eligible years for NSFAS. So, you should understand that you may not get funded for the full years of your new course if you are affected by the N+2 Rule.

You should read What Is NSFAS N+ Rule? for the full explanation.

Matome April 8, 2022 - 12:44 am

Hi, completed n6 qualification. Now enrolling in UL so I want to know if nsfas will fund me

Universityonlineapplication April 8, 2022 - 12:25 pm

Once you get your admission and register, NSFAS will fund you if you meet NSFAS requirements.

Gontse March 8, 2022 - 8:36 pm

It’s my second year this year at UNISA studying dip in policing,then again got accepted in Tshwane University of Technology for diploma in law for 2023,so i want to know If NSFAS will continue Funding me or not if i change Institution and Course?

Universityonlineapplication March 9, 2022 - 6:44 am

Changing an institution or course does not affect your funding as long it is a public institution and the course is one of the NSFAS funded coursed. You’ll be funded if you still qualify for the funding.

THATO February 23, 2022 - 11:34 am

I finished course at TUT, now I am going to UL for another qualification will NSFAS fund me again

Universityonlineapplication February 23, 2022 - 11:58 am

As long as you still qualify for the funding, NSFAS will fund you if you change your course or institution.

Lerato January 29, 2022 - 7:44 pm

Will Nsfas fund me If I Have Failed 4 modules in my first year

Universityonlineapplication January 29, 2022 - 8:38 pm

The time NSFAS will cancel your funding is when you fail to meet the academic performance requirements which is to pass at least 50% of your modules

Nokwanda January 27, 2022 - 6:37 am

I’m a senior student( 2rd year student) and I want to change the course. Will NsFas fund me the entire course or there will be a time where it eventually stops in substrating the 2 years I’ve learned

Universityonlineapplication January 27, 2022 - 6:57 am

NSFAS will continue to fund you as long as the course you switch to are all NSFAS funded courses. Also, you still must meet the requirements for NSFAS funding even when you change your course in order to keep your funding.

Nontando December 20, 2021 - 7:53 am

How do I notify nsfas should I move from a university to a college

Universityonlineapplication December 20, 2021 - 8:49 am

NSFAS will continue to fund you if you move to another college or TVET. To notify NSFAs, go to your institution’s financial office or nearest NSFAS office to let them know. Both institutions will work together to confirm your change of college and update your information (college) to NSFAS.


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