How Do I Notify NSFAS If I Change Institution? (2022) Get Easy Answer

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how do I notify nsfas if I change institution

How do I notify NSFAS if I change Institution? This is one of the frequently asked questions by students who are funded by NSFAS.

Are you planning on changing your institution, have you changed your institution already and you’re wondering if NSFAS will be notified, how you should let NSFAS know you’re now in a new college or university?

Well, if you’re seeking answers to these questions, then you’re at the right place. Keep reading because we’re providing answers to all these questions and more.

So, let’s jump right to the topics to know how can you notify nsfas should you change institutions.

How Do I Notify NSFAS If I change Institution?

When you change or transfer from a new institution to another, both your old and new institutions should work together to send your academic and NSFAS registration data to NSFAS so that your funding gets re-evaluated according to NSFAS. However, getting funding at your news institution is not guaranteed.

This is because you still have to qualify for NSFAS to get funded even when you change your institution.

You don’t get funded right away simply because you changed your institution.

You should know that NSFAS will re-evaluate your funding to check if you meet the requirements for funding according to your new institution.

Again, it is not guaranteed that you’ll get funding at your new institution simply because you transferred or changed your college or university.

This is the simple answer to the question of how do I notify NSFAS if I change my institution.

Will NSFAS Still Fund Me If I Change Institution

Yes, NSFAS will continue to fund you if you change your institution. However, NSFAS will re-evaluate your funding to check if you still qualify for funding at your new institution.

However, until your new institution sends your registration date to NSFAS, you’ll not get your monthly allowances.

You should know that not all institutions are in partnership with the NSFAS program, especially if you changed to a private institution.

Do I Have To Reapply For NSFAS If I Change institution?

No, you don’t need to reapply for NSFAS if you change your university or tvet college. Changing your institution does not mean your funding is canceled or you don’t qualify for NSFAS anymore.

If you want to know when you’ll need to reapply, read When Do You Need To Reapply For NSFAS Funding? for in-depth answers and guidance to the question.

Nonetheless, you must be a funded student in your previous institution to continue to receive funding from NSFAS at your new institution.

Also, if you were not funded by NSFAS, then you’ll have to apply.

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Will NSFAS Fund Me At My New Institution If I Failed In My Old Institution?

If you were funded by NSFAS in your previous institution but failed your modules and were able to change to a new one, NSFAS will not fund you. This is because your funding is already canceled when you failed.

If you still want to get financial support at your new college or university, you’ll have to Write NSFAS Appeal Motivational Letter so that you get funded again.

It is very important to know how many modules can you fail and still get NSFAS funding.

We do recommend you read Will NSFAS Fund Me If I Fail My Modules? for the answers.

Will NSFAS Fund Me If I Change Institution And Course?

Yes, NSFAS will continue to fund you if you change the course you were reading in your former institution from what you are reading in your new university. But you’ll still need to meet the requirements for NSFAs funding in your new institution.

Will NSFAS Know If I Change Institution?

NSFAS will not know if you change your institution unless your new tvet college or university sends NSFAS your registration data.

This is one of the questions related to how do I notify NSFAS if I change the institution.

Remember, for inquiries, you may want to go to www.nsfas.org.za

We do hope this article on do I notify NSFAS if I change Institution was helpful.

You can ask your question in the comment.

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36 comments

Mohlouwane August 4, 2022 - 6:58 pm

What should I do if I’m a dual registered student,will nsfas still fund me for this year if I deregister to another university and left with recent institution?

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Universityonlineapplication August 4, 2022 - 7:05 pm

Changing your institution does not disqualify you from NSFAS funding unless you move to a private institution. Again, when you change institutions, you have to contact the Finance Office of your new institution to help you submit your new academic records to NSFAS so that, they update your data in their system.

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Nokubonga August 4, 2022 - 4:26 am

I am currently doing my second year and the duration of my current course is 3 years. I want to change my course and the institution next year to another 3 year course, will nsfas continue to fund me ?

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Universityonlineapplication August 4, 2022 - 11:07 am

In your case, you would expect NSFAS to find you for 6 years. However, the maximum years of funding are 5 including N+ rule. Probably you may be lucky and it could be that NSFAS will strike you with the eligible years of funding rule.

Again, if you are in your second year, it means you have 3 years of funding to reach the maximum years of NSFAS funding. This means you’ll probably fund yourself in your last year at the institution you will be moving to.

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Sphelele Sobhuza July 12, 2022 - 3:34 am

How would de-registering at this time will affect my NSFAS funding as I am willing to re-register next year because I have multiple wrong modules registered?

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Universityonlineapplication July 12, 2022 - 7:35 pm

If you take a gap year, NSFAS will automatically cancel your funding since you’ll not be able to meet the academic eligibility requirements of passing at least 50% of your modules which helps you to keep your funding.

In that case, you’ll need to apply again for NSFAS if you intend to go back to school the next year.

However, in case you’ll not take a gap year but will change your course next year, then you should make sure you pass 50% of your current modules and also make sure the course you register for next year are under the NSFAS-funded courses.

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Cherity July 11, 2022 - 2:52 pm

Will Nsfas fund me if I failed one module at my previous college and changed to another institution?

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Universityonlineapplication July 11, 2022 - 6:48 pm

You will still be funded unless you fail to meet the academic eligibility requirement which is to pass at least 50% of your modules. So, if you failed one module and still got at least 50%, then NSFAS will continue to fund you at your new institution.

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Pontso July 10, 2022 - 12:00 pm

I’m currently studying at UNISA as a first year. So now I want to take a transfer to wits and I applied for first year and a new course.And the time I applied for NSFAS it was supposed to fund me for 3 years and now since I applied to a new institution for first year with will be 3 years, will nsfas still continue funding me until I finish?

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Universityonlineapplication July 11, 2022 - 11:02 am

Yes, NSFAS will continue to fund you unless you fail to meet the academic eligibility requirements which is passing at least 50% of your modules.

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chantell July 8, 2022 - 3:07 am

will nsfas drop you in the second semester, if a module is blocked because you failed and left with only one for the second semester

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Universityonlineapplication July 8, 2022 - 9:54 am

NSFAS will only stop funding you if you fail 50% of your modules. Or better put, if you do not pass at least 50% of your modules.

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Naledi June 20, 2022 - 10:55 am

Good afternoon
when I applied for funding last I applied to study at uj for teaching but got rejected due to space constraints. So now I applied at unisa for consumer science and temporarily registered. will nsfas be able to pay my registration fee at unisa ?

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Universityonlineapplication June 20, 2022 - 7:21 pm

Yes, they will pay if you’re approved for the funding. Again, you’ll have to update your academic records in their system so that they get to know you’re now at UNISA and not UJ.

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Thembelihle Nomthandazo May 21, 2022 - 11:11 am

So im studying at unisa and next year i want to study at college how will nsfas continue fund me? Must i re apply

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Universityonlineapplication May 21, 2022 - 1:40 pm

Your college will have to send your academic records to NSFAS and NSFAS will check if you still qualify for the funding before they continue to fund you.

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Malatji kelebogile May 20, 2022 - 2:29 pm

I’m currently doing BA, registered 10 modules for this year and I want to change my qualification to B Ed with the same registered modules for BA for second semester so will NFSAS continue to fund me or what will happen to my already registered modules? I’m only changing qualification but not registered modules.

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Universityonlineapplication May 20, 2022 - 6:20 pm

Yes, NSFAS will continue to fund you so far as the course you change to, is NSFAS funded. Fortunately, B Ed is funded by NSFAS. Again, you must still qualify for the funding by passing at least 50% of the modules of your previous course.

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Pearl May 17, 2022 - 8:34 pm

I want to deregister at Unisa and register at
the college. What should I do?

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Universityonlineapplication May 18, 2022 - 8:06 pm

If you decide to no longer study at UniSA, you will need to fill in a Leave of Absence or Withdrawal from Program form, located under Student Forms, and submit it to Campus Central. You do not need anyone’s permission to withdraw from the University.

After you have submitted your forms, you can go to register at the college you prefer to continue your studies.

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Ronaldo MIKI May 6, 2022 - 6:56 am

I was studying in westcol college from 2020 until 2021 and in 2022 I went to another college south west Gauteng college to finish my final year, which I did apply for nsfas but when I check mynsfas portal it still shows my previous institution not the new college. what must I do to resolve this issue

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Universityonlineapplication May 6, 2022 - 8:17 am

You have to prompt your new institution in this case (Gauteng College) to provide your new academic records to NSFAS and NSFAS will update your information in their database. You should make inquiries from the Financial Aid Office of Gauteng College to assist you in the update.

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Jessica mavuso April 28, 2022 - 2:54 pm

What can I do if my NSFAS funding payed to the wrong institution that I was deregistered in and register to another university that I’m currently studying at .

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Universityonlineapplication April 29, 2022 - 10:36 am

Whenever you register at a new institution other than the one you initially applied for NSFAS with, you’ll have to update your academic records through your new institution. We suggest that you go to the Financial Aid Office of your institution for direct access to send the new academic records of your current institution to NSFAS.

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Ann April 15, 2022 - 12:50 pm

Will nsfas fund me if i change institution and course?

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Universityonlineapplication April 15, 2022 - 6:06 pm

Yes, you’ll be funded. You should read Will NSFAS Fund Me If I Change Course? for further explanation.

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Charlotte Zandile Ndlovu April 22, 2022 - 1:53 pm

I applied in 2021 both for nsafs and university then when I registered but again deregistetrd after a month. This year my application status is saying I’m funded at the university l was funded in but I’m now at another university. What should I do in order for my funding to change from my previous institution to the current one.

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Universityonlineapplication April 23, 2022 - 7:41 am

You have to go to the Financial Aid Office of your new institution for them to help you submit your new institution and academic records to NSFAS

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Innocentia MOETI April 9, 2022 - 6:50 pm

What happens if I transfer to another university,will nsfas continue to fund me and what procedures should I follow

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Universityonlineapplication April 9, 2022 - 8:05 pm

Yes, NSFAS will continue to fund you when you change universities. However, if you failed to meet the academic requirements at your former institution, you’ll not be funded.

You should contact the Financial Aid Office in your current institution to help update your academic records to NSFAS and you’re good to go.

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Gena khumalo April 8, 2022 - 7:13 pm

Will NSFAS still fund me ? Because I have asked someone to help me register for NSFAS last year December so the person used my previous college name where I was studying when he helped me so I am worried if NSFAS will fund me because it said I didn’t meet the institution requirements please I need help

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Universityonlineapplication April 8, 2022 - 8:30 pm

Whenever you change institutions, you should update your institution information for NSFAS to also update your records. Failing to do so means, NSFAS cannot verify your academic records and that will unfortunately cost you the funding.

You should contact the Financial Aid Office of your current institution to lead you to make all the necessary updates to your academic records to NSFAS.

We also recommend that you read What Happens To NSFAS When You Change University? for detailed information on what to do.

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Sinazo Sizani April 3, 2022 - 3:06 pm

What happens if nsfas pays my fees to the wrong institution that I deregistered over the phone only to find out that they never deregistered me? And now I’m owing the current institution

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Universityonlineapplication April 3, 2022 - 3:55 pm

With such an issue, we suggest you make an inquiry from the Finance Office of your current institution to communicate with your former institution to resolve the situation.

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Sandiswa June 22, 2022 - 7:03 pm

How do I notify NSFAS if I’m changing a university? Is there a form that I need to fill

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Skhulile Mkhatshwa March 17, 2022 - 7:08 am

Wonderful ?

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