NSFAS Allowance Payment Dates (2022) – Easy Guide

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Do you want to know the NSFAS allowance payment dates 2022? Have you been approved for NSFAS funding for the 2022 academic year?

Congratulations on your win for getting funded by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme for the 2022 academic year.

Now that you’ve been approved to receive funding, the next important thing to know is the dates of allowance payments.

And we assume that is why you’re on this page.

In this article, we’re discussing NSFAS allowance payment dates for 2022 academic year, types of NSFAS allowances that you’ll receive in 2022, etc.

We’ll also look at other frequently asked questions (FAQs) related to NSFAS allowances payment dates.

So let’s get started.

NSFAS Allowance Payment Dates 2022

NSFAS allowance payment dates for 2022 are scheduled. Your allowance money is paid to you in a disbursement process where you receive the allowances on a monthly basis.

This means your NSFAS allowances will not be paid in a combined amount for the whole year in which you’ll be getting the funding.

Below is the 2022 NSFAS payments allowances disbursement.

NSFAS Allowances CategoriesNSFAS Monthly Allowances for 2022
Learning Materials (Books)R433
Living AllowancesR1250
Incidental AllowancesR241
Travel AllowancesR625
AccommodationAmount based on what your institution charges
NSFAS allowances

This is how your NSFAS allowances for 2022 will be disbursed.

Note that from 2022, NSFAS will pay accommodation allowances to only accredited accommodation. Therefore, you should make sure that your landlord is an accredited NSFAS partner to offer private accommodation to NSFAS under students.

On the other hand, you don’t need to do anything if you’re using your institution’s public accommodation.

Now that we know the monthly amounts of money that you’ll receive as NSFAS allowances for the 2022 academic year, let’s look at some of the frequently asked questions bout NSFAS allowances 2022.

When Can I Expect My NSFAS Money 2022?

NSFAS pays allowances to students in the first week of every month. NFAS begins to disburse students’ allowances to their NSFAS Wallets in the first week of the month.

The disbursement of the allowances is not simultaneous to all students. This means your friend may receive his or her allowances earlier than you.

However, you’ll receive yours in the same first week of the month and you shouldn’t be worried thinking that you’ll not be paid when your colleagues get theirs earlier.

How Does NSFAS Pay Allowances?

NSFAS funding money is divided into two payment modules. The fundings which go to the appropriate offices and the funding which goes straight to your NSFAS Wallet.

Payments for your registration fees, tuition fees, and accommodation are paid directly to the appropriate offices.

Also, NSFAS pays your personal allowances like travel allowance, living allowance, incidental allowance, etc directly into your NSFAS wallet.

You can then spend your NSFAS allowances once they are sent into your wallet.

We recommend that you read How Do I Withdraw Money From NSFAS Wallet for the easy guide to cash out your money from your NSFAS wallet.

Is NSFAS Allowances Increasing In 2022?

No, the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has not officially made a statement of a possible increase in NSFAS allowances for 2022.

You should disregard any pubication that speculates information about NSFAS allowance increament in 2022. It’s not true.


How Do I Get My NSFAS Allowance?

In order to get your NSFAS allowance, you’ll have to activate your NSFAS wallet.

You should go here How To Activate NSFAS Wallet for the easy step-by-step guide to help you to activate your wallet in order to receive your NSFAS allowances.

Can NSFAS Pay Some Students More Allowances?

There are many factors that come to play in the payments of NSFAS allowances, especially the payable amounts.

For example, payment of NSFAS transport allowances may differ depending on the distance a student takes to go to school.

A student who takes up to 40 KM from school to his or her resident accommodation will get R625 as a monthly travel allowance.

Also, NSFAS payment of registration fees for students differs since the payable amount of the registration fee is defined by each institution.

The same applies to accommodation fees and tuition fees.

NSFAS allowance may differ from institions


How Much Can I Withdraw From My NSFAS Wallet?

Even though, you have absolute control over your NSFAS allowances once they are deposited into your wallet. However, NSFAS does not allow you to spend the money anyhow.

That is why you need to know How Much Can You Withdraw From NSFAS Wallet? so that you keep your wallet safe.

www.nfas.org.za is NSFAS webpage.

We do hope this article on NSFAS allowance payment dates was helpful?

You can ask your questions in the comment.

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Sbonelo April 22, 2022 - 10:24 am

I have applied for nsfas last year l am now a student but still I not been accepted I have tried to call for several times and my call is always drop when am about to be answered please help me I am sturvng now

Universityonlineapplication April 23, 2022 - 7:17 am

Try to contact NSFAS via their social media handles too. NSFAS Twitter and NSFAS Facebook

Andile April 6, 2022 - 9:57 pm

How nsfas increased for 2022

Universityonlineapplication April 7, 2022 - 7:15 am

There hasn’t been any increase for 2022 NSFAS.

lindy March 29, 2022 - 8:18 am

hy when will nsfas start paying university student?

Nikita March 4, 2022 - 7:23 am

Good Morning,

I trust all is well

I have been approved for NSFAS funding, the status of my application is “Funding Eligible without Admission”

The university in which I am required to study at is closed for registration, and registration for second semester opens in June.

I just want to find out what is the process for this?

Will I still be eligible for the funding once I register in June?

Thank you

Universityonlineapplication March 4, 2022 - 8:39 am

Yes, you’ll still be eligible for the funding.

Precious March 7, 2022 - 7:23 pm

When will nsfas start paying unisa students

Universityonlineapplication March 7, 2022 - 9:06 pm

The official date for the 2022 UNISA NSFAS payment is not yet out. However, we can say it should not be different from that of 2021.

Michelle February 22, 2022 - 8:41 pm

Good day

I cannot get in my nsfas profile? It keep saying something about high traffic

Universityonlineapplication February 22, 2022 - 11:30 pm

That is because a lot of people are trying to access the website more than the number the website can accommodate at a time. Keep trying.


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