Will NSFAS Fund Me If I Fail My Modules? (2022)

by Universityonlineapplication

Will NSFAS fund me if I fail my modules? This is one of the frequently asked questions by students who are funded by NSFAS.

Well, if you’re looking for the answers to this question, then you’re on the right page.

In this article, we’re answering the question of whether NSFAS will fund you if you fail your modules.

So, let’s go straight to the question and give you the right answer.

Will NSFAS Fund Me If I Fail My Modules?

No, NSFAS will stop funding you if you fail your modules. According to the NSFAS policy agreement, students must pass at least 50% of their modules and pass the academic performance of their institution in order to continue to receive funding.

So, NSFAS will keep funding you as long as you meet the academic performance requirement.

Will NSFAS Fund Me If I Fail One Module?

Yes, NSFAS will continue to fund you if you fail one module as long as you meet the academic performance of passing 50% of your modules.

Moreover, failing one module is not enough for you to not get a 50% pass of your modules.

Will NSFAS Fund Me If I Fail Two Modules?

Yes, NSFAS will continue to fund you if you fail two modules but only when you still fit in the 50% academic performance pass.

If your two modules prevent you from getting a 50% pass of your modules, then NSFAS will stop funding you.

Will NSFAS Fund Me If I Fail Three Modules?

NSFAS will keep funding you if you fail three modules as long as you still pass the 50% academic performance of your modules.

However, if your three failed modules prevent you from getting a 50% pass of your modules, then NSFAS will automatically stop funding your qualification.

Will NSFAS Fund Me If I Fail All My Modules?

Yes, NSFAS will stop funding you if you fail all your modules which will automatically prevent you from meeting the academic performance requirement of passing at least 50% of your modules.

You will have to Reapply For NSFAS if you fail all your modules and your funding is revoked.

REMEMBER: www.nsfas.org.za is the official webpage of NSFAS.

We do hope this article on will nsfas fund me if I fail my modules were helpful.

SEE ALSO:

Can NSFAS Fund You Twice? (2022)

Can I Apply For NSFAS Twice? (2022)

Requirements For NSFAS Online Application (2022)

How To Register For NSFAS Funding Online (2022)

How To Write NSFAS Appeal Motivational Letter (2022)

98 comments

Sinethemba September 4, 2022 - 8:07 am

Last year (2021)I got excluded by a University and I couldn’t Appeal because it was too late when I saw my email address Messages. I was studying online (and I didn’t have a phone then) due to the Covid19 restrictions and I faced a lot of challenges. This year I want to go back to Varsity. I would like to know if NSFAS will Fund me should I get an institution?

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Universityonlineapplication September 5, 2022 - 5:29 pm

Yes, all that you need is to meet the NSFAS funding requirements. You should see Requirements For NSFAS Online Application for details.

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Lisa July 25, 2022 - 3:54 pm

Can Nsfas stop funding you even though you didn’t get excluded by university?

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Universityonlineapplication July 25, 2022 - 9:05 pm

The only means NSFAS will stop funding you is when you no longer qualify for the funding. We do recommend that you check Requirements For NSFAS for detailed information.

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Lihle July 20, 2022 - 2:40 pm

Hi, If you did not pass 50% of your modules first semester will nsfas still fund you second semester?

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Universityonlineapplication July 20, 2022 - 8:41 pm

No, NSFAS will not fund you for the second semester if you do not meet the academic eligibility requirement of passing at least 50% of your modules in your previous semester.

You will have to appeal for reconsideration if you still want to be funded. You should read How To Write NSFAS Appeal Motivational Letter for the guide.

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Ratile June 30, 2022 - 4:21 pm

Will NSFAS stop funding me if I have failed 4/5 semester modules?

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Universityonlineapplication June 30, 2022 - 5:37 pm

That means you have failed to pass 50% of your modules. If so, NSFAS will stop funding you.

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Kay July 1, 2022 - 7:52 am

Hi! I am a final year student funded by Nsfas. I did the last 4 modules this year in semester 1. If I fail 1 will they continue to fund me for this 1 module in semester 2 although I was supposed to finish in semester 1?
Thank you!

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Universityonlineapplication July 1, 2022 - 9:12 am

SASSA will continue to fund you as long as you pass at least 50% of your modules. Again, with the funding related to semesters, it depends on how you’re affected by the N+ rule.

We do recommend that you read What Is NSFAS N+ Rule for further explanation.

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Kay July 1, 2022 - 11:37 am

Thank you so much! I am currently doing a BA and was only funded by Nsfas from last Year Jan (second year). I was wondering if they see the semester as final, does the funding stop. But it seems it carries on based on passing 50% of modules taken. I do not think I am affected by the N+ Rule as I have not been funded for the full duration of my studies. First year – I paid myself. Second Year – Nsfas funded, Third Year – Nsfas. But thank you so much again!

Universityonlineapplication July 1, 2022 - 11:44 am

When NSFAS is applying the N+Rule, they count your eligible funding years from the first year you registered in an institution. So, the N+Rule is not based on when NSFAS started funding you, but on when you first registered in an institution whether you got funded in your first year or not.

For example, if you registered in 2020 but got funded in 2022, NSFAS will count your funding years from 2020 when applying the N+Rule. This is unfair but that is how the system works now.

Mandy June 6, 2022 - 9:32 am

If you failed more than 50% of your modules and nsfas canceled your funding can you pay for the failed modules and re apply for funding again when completed?

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Universityonlineapplication June 6, 2022 - 10:15 am

Yes, you’ll pay for the failed modules if NSFAS is not funding you. Then you will appeal to NSFAS for reconsideration by writing NSFAS motivational appeal letter.

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Lisa June 4, 2022 - 3:16 am

Will Nsfas fund you if in first semester you fail 4 modules out of 7 ?

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Universityonlineapplication June 4, 2022 - 10:09 am

When it comes to NSFAS academic performance eligibility, the only way NSFAS will stop funding you is when you fail to pass at least 50% of your modules. So, if failing 4 modules out of 7 makes you pass 50% of your aggregated modules, then you’ll be funding.

However, if failing 4 modules out of 7 makes you fail to meet the 50% modules pass requirement, then NSFAS will stop funding you.

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Lisa June 6, 2022 - 1:10 am

Nsfas excludes people on their first year or at the end of the year after second semester?

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Universityonlineapplication June 6, 2022 - 10:02 am

No, as long as you meet the academic eligibility requirements by passing at least 50% of your modules. However, you’ll be excluded from the funding if you fail to pass the 50% modules requirement.

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Phumlile May 17, 2022 - 11:16 am

Hi so my appeal has been approved but my status hasn’t changed to funded. What does appeal approved mean?

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Universityonlineapplication May 17, 2022 - 5:49 pm

It means your appeal has been provisionally approved and waiting for final approval for funding. You Should read What Does NSFAS Appeal Approved Means? for a detailed explanation.

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Seluleko Mbatha May 6, 2022 - 9:00 pm

Hi, I was doing 2 modules on my final year and failed 1. Will NSFAS fund 1 module?

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Universityonlineapplication May 8, 2022 - 8:34 am

NSFAS will continue to fund you if after failing the 1 module you still passed 50% of your modules combined.

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Noluthando March 22, 2022 - 8:20 am

Hello the Nsfas portal states that I am funded for the current year however, my institution says I am not funded. So I am confused wether I am funded or not.

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Universityonlineapplication March 22, 2022 - 9:47 pm

If your current status shows that you’re funded for 2022, then the NSFAS status is correct. You only have to work with the Financial Aid Office of your institution to make them understand that you’re funded.

Also, you should check if NSFAS has created a bursary for you especially when you change institutions.

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Thabiso March 7, 2022 - 1:35 pm

I have failed three modules and I want to change college will nsfas fund me

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Universityonlineapplication March 7, 2022 - 1:43 pm

First, changing institutions does not affect your NSFAS funding as long as the institution is a public institution.
Second, NSFAS will fund you if you pass 50% of your modules. So if you still met the academic performance requirement after failing the 3 modules, NSFAS will fund you.

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Thabiso March 7, 2022 - 1:51 pm

I failed three modules, I am changing college meaning from level to nated.
Will nsfas fund me?

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Universityonlineapplication March 7, 2022 - 3:28 pm

It doesn’t matter, as long as the college is a public institution, and you qualify for NSFAS, you’ll be funded.

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Kamva March 4, 2022 - 11:45 pm

Help , last year I applied at a TVET College for the second semester and suddenly after one week of studying my mother lost her job so I was forced to deregister at a TVET College due to financial difficulties without writing any exams/tests after a month at home I received R580 allowances from NSFAs for one month. This year I applied and got admitted at a University but my NSFAs status for 2022 is still stuck on Awaiting academic results although I did not write any tests what can I do for NSFAs to fund me this year?

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Universityonlineapplication March 5, 2022 - 7:35 am

The best option is to appeal to NSFAS.

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Maqhawe February 27, 2022 - 2:17 pm

I am funded by NSFAS as from 2018 and in the 2020 academic year, the second semester I was required to go out of the university to search for a Company to do experiential training before I proceed to my final year(3rd year) in 2021 and unfortunately I did not get it. Experiential training is the six months to a one-year essential module for everyone doing a Diploma in Building at Mangosuthu. At the beginning of 2021, I obtained it and I had to do it the whole year. In December 2021 I submitted and pass all required assessments, now this year I plan to do the final year of my Diploma. Now my Question is can NSFAS fund me for 2022?

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Universityonlineapplication February 27, 2022 - 3:32 pm

Yes, you still qualify for funding for 2022

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Stephen February 26, 2022 - 1:52 pm

Will NSFAS Fund Me If I’m Only Left With 3 Modules And I Have Not Exceeded The N+ Rule?

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Universityonlineapplication February 26, 2022 - 6:01 pm

As long as you meet the requirements, NSFAS will fund you.

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Nothando February 22, 2022 - 8:04 pm

I failed 2 modules and I passed 4 modules and I have 4 supplementary exams. already I have passed 1 supplementary and still waiting for 3 results to come.will Nsfas still fund me?

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Universityonlineapplication February 22, 2022 - 11:33 pm

NSFAS will fund you as long as you pass at least 50% of your modules. So do the calculation is see if you reached 50% or more of your module pass.

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Zamile March 10, 2022 - 12:46 am

Greetings. I was wondering since nsfas funds you even if u failed one module as long u passed with an overall of at 50%. But do you also get book allowance even with 1 module failed?

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Universityonlineapplication March 10, 2022 - 9:20 am

As long as you qualify for NSFAS and you’re being funded, you benefit from all the allowances there are in NSFAS. In case you’re facing any issue with your allowances, we suggest you make an inquiry from the Financial Aid office of your institution.

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Sisi February 16, 2022 - 8:56 pm

I failed one module. However I want to redo 2 extra modules. Will NSFAS fund the 2 extra modules?

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Universityonlineapplication February 16, 2022 - 11:01 pm

Yes but only if you qualify for the funding.

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Phumlile February 11, 2022 - 4:19 pm

Does nsfas consider supps as a failure? I wrote and passed them. Will nsfas fund me?

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Universityonlineapplication February 11, 2022 - 4:58 pm

NSFAS will fund you if you meet all the requirements. And as a returning student, if you pass 50% of your modules.

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Mpho February 11, 2022 - 6:08 am

Good morning, I was doing my last year and I failed one module second semester. So my question is if I change the module I failed to another will nsfas fund me?

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Universityonlineapplication February 11, 2022 - 6:40 am

First of all, changing a module does not disqualify you from NSFAS funding. However, the module you change to should be one funded by NSFAS.

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Thando April 8, 2022 - 11:13 pm

Last year couldn’t meet nsfas requirements ND then it stopped paying my fees so what I should do to get nsfas pay for me again

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Universityonlineapplication April 9, 2022 - 9:59 am

You will have to appeal to NSFAS. You should read How To Appeal To NSFAS for the guide

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Gina February 4, 2022 - 3:42 pm

Good day, I was doing my final year last year and I failed one module, will Nsfas continue to fund me for this module only?

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Universityonlineapplication February 4, 2022 - 5:22 pm

If you failed your modules, you’ll have to appeal to NSFAS for funding.

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Jennifer February 4, 2022 - 9:15 am

I was doing 11 modules during my first year and failed two the other Im still waiting for supplementary results so will Nsfas continue funding me

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Universityonlineapplication February 4, 2022 - 11:39 am

The only time NSFAS will cancel your funding is when you fail to pass 50% of your modules. This means NSFAS will continue to fund you if after failing the 2 modules out of 11 you still met the academic performance requirements of passing at least 50% of your modules.

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Khuselwa February 3, 2022 - 7:41 am

I was registered and couldn’t go to school due to personal reasons and during the year I got Nsfas money, now I want to go back to school and I am admitted will Nsfas fund me.

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Universityonlineapplication February 3, 2022 - 9:08 am

If you took a gap year, you’ll need to apply again because, once you registered, NSFAS will demand your academic records and make sure you passed at least 50% of your modules. Unfortunately, your school will not get any to give NSFAS and so, your funding will be canceled.

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Thabang Antony February 2, 2022 - 2:43 pm

I was doing 10 modules then passed 4 the other 6 are suppime net so I want to know if Nsfas will wait for me to write those supp exam or they will just stop funding

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Universityonlineapplication February 2, 2022 - 5:22 pm

NSFAS will automatically cancel your funding once you fail to pass at least 50% of your modules.

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lehlohonolo February 2, 2022 - 3:21 am

My final year was the previous year and i was admitted at the hospital mid April till August and failed to pass 50% of my modules, based on the n+1 rule will Nsfas continue to fund me fpr 2022 or i need to appeal>

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Universityonlineapplication February 2, 2022 - 5:26 am

Once you fail to pass 50% of your modules, you lose your funding. You can only appeal to NSFAS to fund you back. I suggest you attach probably the doctor’s report to back your claim in your letter. That will help you to convince NSFAS more.

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Kekeletso February 1, 2022 - 6:50 am

Hi. Last year I couldn’t register a module (3rd year) that is a prerequisite for this year’s module. Now that I’m in 4th year, I’ll be doing that module I should’ve done last year. That deters me from registering for this year’s module.
That means next year I’ll only be doing that one module for the whole next year.
Will I still be eligible for funding if I’m doing only 1 module?

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Universityonlineapplication February 1, 2022 - 9:08 am

Yes, you only need to pass at least 50% of your modules to keep your funding.

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nhlalala June 10, 2022 - 12:53 pm

if you fail a module twice will nsfas still fund you????

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Universityonlineapplication June 13, 2022 - 9:03 am

Yes, NSFAS will continue to fund you if you fail a module twice. However, NSFAS will stop funding you if you fail to pass at least 50% of your modules.

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Beauty January 27, 2022 - 10:57 am

I’m repeating my third year Because I failed 2modules
Do I need to appeal to nsfas and will I loose my funding

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Universityonlineapplication January 27, 2022 - 1:09 pm

If you failed 50% of your modules, then you need to appeal.

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Pfhulufhelo January 27, 2022 - 4:09 am

Hello I did 12 modules and failed five of them will nsfas fund me.

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Universityonlineapplication January 27, 2022 - 6:42 am

NSFAS will continue to find you if you pass at least 50% of your modules. So, if after failing 5 modules out of 12 and you still passed the 50% academic performance mark, then NSFAS will fund you.

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Universityonlineapplication January 27, 2022 - 6:49 am

NSFAS will continue to fund you if you pass at least 50% of your modules. So after failing 5 modules out of 12 and you still passed the 50% academic performance mark, then NSFAS will keep funding you.

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Ayanda Silangwe January 25, 2022 - 9:04 pm

I have a G17 on qualification which states that I failed two modules on my first year and still failed the same two modules on MY second year AND that means I need to appeal at my university , so will nsfas still fund me for my third year ?

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Universityonlineapplication January 25, 2022 - 9:13 pm

Yes, you just have to appeal.

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Ayanda Silangwe January 25, 2022 - 9:28 pm

So I do not have to appeal for nsfas?

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Universityonlineapplication January 25, 2022 - 10:28 pm

You have to appeal before you can be funded.

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Eunice Mantwa Matosela January 21, 2022 - 1:34 am

I was doing six modules and I passed two and have supplementary exams for four. Will nsfas still fund me?

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Universityonlineapplication January 21, 2022 - 6:15 am

Makew sure you were able to pass 50% of your original 6 modules in order to qualify for nsfas

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Tshego January 25, 2022 - 9:59 pm

I have registered for 4 module and pass two and 2 is supplementary, will nsfas fund me?

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Universityonlineapplication January 25, 2022 - 10:23 pm

NSFAS will fund you as long as you pass at least 50% of your modules.

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Morongwa Dinah January 20, 2022 - 8:05 pm

Will nsfas fund me I failed 4 year modules out nine

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Universityonlineapplication January 20, 2022 - 8:57 pm

Nsfas will fund you if you pass at least 50% of your modules.

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Nomsa abigail January 19, 2022 - 4:07 pm

I have registered 10 modules..i have failed 4 i passed 4 and i recently have 2 supplementary exams will nsfas continue to fund me?

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Universityonlineapplication January 19, 2022 - 5:41 pm

NSFAS will continue to fund you as long as you pass at least 50% of your modules.

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Phiwokuhle Bobelo. January 15, 2022 - 5:23 am

I failed 5 out of 11 modules. Will nsfas still fund me? One module was extra from previous year.

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Universityonlineapplication January 15, 2022 - 6:01 am

If after failing the 5 out of 11 modules and you still passed 50% of your modules, NSFAS will keep funding you. But if you didn’t pass, then you’ll need to appeal to NSFAS so that they can restore your funding.

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Adams January 14, 2022 - 2:44 pm

I fail one module from second year and passed my other 8 modules, but this is preventing me from registering to any of my final year modules. I can only register for the one module failed. Will NSFAS fund me for the one module?

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Universityonlineapplication January 14, 2022 - 2:49 pm

Yes, as long as you qualify for the funding by paasing at least 50% of your modules.

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Khoza P January 14, 2022 - 10:02 am

Hi I’m a returning student I failed 6 of the 12 modules I was doing , will I still be funded?

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Universityonlineapplication January 14, 2022 - 10:12 am

If you passed 50% of your modules even after failing the 6, NSFAS will still fund you.

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Noxolo Nyameni January 13, 2022 - 7:42 am

I couldn’t go for my final registration and I ended up not going to school due to personal reasons and Nsfas kept funding so will Nsfas fund me for the first semester?

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Universityonlineapplication January 13, 2022 - 7:50 am

If you still have your funding and are not canceled, then NSFAS will continue to fund you. But NSFAS does not keep funding of students who took a gap year. So, you can make inquiries from the Financial Office of the institution you intended to study. If you still have your funding active, enroll for your first semester. Otherwise, reapply for NSFAS.

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Katlego January 5, 2022 - 1:30 pm

I failed three modules in my first year (2019), and two modules in my last year (2021), basically I need to redo all these 5 modules. So will NSFAS cover me for these 5 modules?

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Universityonlineapplication January 5, 2022 - 1:55 pm

It all depend on the year you’re expected to complete your qualification. In your case nsfas will fund you base on the n+1 rule. However, if you still fail your modules in 2021, you’ll lose your funding.

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Katlego January 5, 2022 - 1:24 pm

For my first year, I failed 3 modules (2019) and in my last year(2021) I failed 2 modules, So basically I have failed 5 modules in total that I need to redo this year 2020 first semester. WIll NSFAS continue to fund me?

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Molebowe January 4, 2022 - 9:01 pm

Will nsfas fund me if i failed all my modules due to natural disaster and lossing all my school staff

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Universityonlineapplication January 4, 2022 - 9:49 pm

You lose your NSFAS funding when you fail all your modules. However, you can write a strong motivational appeal letter if you can support your claim with some sort of evidence of the natural disaster. You should read this How To Write A Good NSFAS Appeal Letter For Funding

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Ripfumelo January 4, 2022 - 11:34 am

I failed 3 modules and I’m going to supplement 2 of them will nsfas still fund me.

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Universityonlineapplication January 4, 2022 - 11:44 am

Yes, NSFAS will continue to fund you if you passed the academic requirements. If after failing three modules and you still passed at least 50% of the total modules, you’ll keep your funding.

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Palesa December 30, 2021 - 1:17 pm

I was doing higher certificate course and i failed one module will nsfas continue to fund me?

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Universityonlineapplication December 30, 2021 - 2:04 pm

Yes, NSFAS will continue to fund you if you still meet the academic performance requirements. You must pass 50% of your models in aggregate to keep your funding. So if you failed one module but still passed the academic requirement, then NSFAS will continue to fund you.

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Selloane September 13, 2022 - 11:11 am

First semester I was doing 4 modules I failed 3, second semester I’m doing 1….will nsfas fund me next year when I pass?

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Universityonlineapplication September 13, 2022 - 9:08 pm

NSFAS will find you if you pass at least 50% of your modules. So, you should consider that if you got 50% pass after failing 3 out of the 4 modules.

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Valencia Nosipho Nonhlanhla Vilakazi December 21, 2021 - 1:33 pm

will NSFAS fund me if I appeal and provide proof that i failed due to a medical condition?

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Universityonlineapplication December 21, 2021 - 1:50 pm

Yes, if you write your appeal letter and can prove it with a medical condition report, NSFAS will fund you. In fact, I think NSFAS takes health issues seriously, and hopefully, your appeal with a medical report will do much for you. However, you should write your appeal with strong wording that will call for empathy.

I recommend you read this article to write for the guide to write a good appeal letter.

How To Write NSFAS Appeal Motivational Letter (2022)

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