How Do I Check My NSFAS Status?

“Are you a student in South Africa who has applied for financial aid through the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS)? If so, you may be curious about how to check the status of your application. In this article, we will walk you through the process of checking your NSFAS status, ensuring that you stay informed about your financial aid application. We’ll provide step-by-step instructions and answer some frequently asked questions to assist you along the way.”

Registering on the NSFAS Website

“To verify your NSFAS status online, you must register an account on the official NSFAS website. Follow these steps to create your account:

  1. Visit the NSFAS website at
  2. Click on the “MyNSFAS” tab in the menu.
  3. Choose “Register” to initiate the registration process.
  4. Provide the necessary personal information, including your ID number and contact details.
  5. Generate a username and password for your account.
  6. Review and agree to the terms and conditions.”
  7. Submit your registration.

Logging into Your NSFAS Account

“After completing the registration successfully, you can log in to your NSFAS account using the following steps:

  1. Visit the NSFAS website.
  2. Click on the “MyNSFAS” tab.
  3. Choose “Login” and input your username and password.
  4. Solve the captcha, if prompted.
  5. Click the “Login” button to access your account.”

Checking Your Application Status

“Once logged into your NSFAS account, you can check your application status by following these instructions:

  1. On your account dashboard, find the “Check Application Status” section.
  2. Click on the provided link to view the details of your application.
  3. The status of your application will be shown, indicating whether it is still in process, approved, or rejected.
  4. Pay attention to any additional instructions or requirements mentioned in the status update.

Alternatively, you can perform an NSFAS status check using your ID number.”

Contacting NSFAS for Assistance

“If you encounter any challenges during the online NSFAS status check or have additional questions, it is recommended to contact NSFAS directly for assistance. You can reach them through the following channels:

  1. NSFAS Contact Center: Dial the toll-free number, 08000 NSFAS (08000 67327), to speak with a representative who can assist you with the process.
  2. Email: Send a detailed email to [email protected], outlining your query or concern. Ensure that you include your full name and ID number for reference.”


Ensuring you stay informed about your financial aid application, checking your NSFAS status is crucial. Follow the steps provided in this article to easily check your application status online. Keep a regular check on your NSFAS account for updates and don’t hesitate to reach out to NSFAS if you have any concerns or questions. Best of luck with your studies and financial aid application!”