As Winston Churchill once said, “Never take no for an answer”, it is important that you stay focused persistently until you get what you want. And where your studies and career are concerned, you should never leave any stone unturned. Keeping this philosophy in mind, the South African government introduced a fully funded aid scheme for financially unfortunate undergraduate students. Don’t worry if you don’t already know about that because I will be explaining all that in detail in the following article, as well as about the NSFAS login.
However, today’s article is more than just about giving you a brief introduction to what Nsfas is. In fact, I will be answering a more frequently asked query amongst young folks and that is how to access my Nsfas Account. It is possible that you applied for this aid and got rejected the first time but did you know that you can get access to this aid the year following your initial application? I bet you didn’t know that. So, I guess you can tell that is going to be a very helpful guide for you in the long run. Let’s begin then, shall we?
How To Access My Nsfas Account
What Is Nsfas?
Nsfas stands for National Student Financial Aid Scheme and is the first financial aid scheme introduced by the government of South Africa. The main objective of this scheme is to help economically unstable undergraduate students to help them get higher education and complete their studies. It is funded by DHET i.e., the Department Of Higher Education And Training in South Africa. It has helped many students to complete their tertiary studies to date. However, the large number of applications they receive each year is far more than what they can cater to.
Hence, a lot of these well-deserving applications go pending. However, if an application is not accepted or gets pending, the applicant may submit an appeal with the commission and check out the application status in the following year. So, this was a basic introduction to what Nsfas is and how an applicant must proceed if his or her application is not accepted right away.
NSFAS Login, How To Get Access?
Now, let’s continue our discussion from the point when your NSFAS application does not get accepted right away and the most painful part of your time begins. This is the part where you make an appeal with the commission, and wait and hope that your application’s status changes from pending to accepted. But all the while, you have to keep checking on your Nsfas account about your approval status. So, to access your Nsfas account you need to follow the following steps.
Create an NSFAS Account First: If you already have not an account
Step # 01: First of all, you need to create your Nsfas account. For that, simply
- Go to the Nsfas websitehttps://www.nsfas.org.za/content/.
- Click “mynsfas”.
- Select the “Createprofile” option.
Provide all your correct information as stated in your Identity Document. Then, click on the “I accept the terms and conditions” check box and hit proceed. This will take a few minutes to create your account depending on the speed of your internet connection. However, make sure that you provide all your valid information and credentials because otherwise, your account will not be created. and then you can log in into your nSFAS account by following above mention “Login steps”.
NSFAS LOGIN: If you already have an account:
Step # 02: If you already have an account, then you may skip Step # 02 and directly proceed to log in.
Click on “Log in”.
You just have to enter your username and password and hit log me in. You may also use your Facebook account or Google account if that is the information you used to create your Nsfas account. And that’s it, you will get access to your account instantly the moment you enter all your valid credentials to log in! However, a little word of caution, never share your account password or any other details with anyone for the safety of your personal data.
What To Do If You Forget Your Password?
In case you ever happen to forget your Nsfas account password, don’t just lose hope instantly because there is a way to recover your account. You just have to follow a few steps as mentioned below and enter other credentials that are not so easy to forget.
Step # 01: Open your “Forgot password” tab and enter your personal ID number.
Step # 02: Now, simply click on the “I forgot my password” option.
Step # 03: They will send you an OTP pin via SMS, which you will have to enter in the prescribed field and press enter.
Step # 04: Now, simply create the new password. Make sure that you think of something that will stick in your mind.
Why can I not log into my NSFAS account?
There may be a ton of reasons why you may be finding it hard to log into your Nsfas account. For example, it could be because you entered all or some of your credentials wrong and your account got blocked. It could also be because you forgot your old password and need to recover your account.
So, this was all from my side. I hope you found all this information very useful. I tried my best to address the most recurring issue that most of the students face. If you follow all the aforementioned steps, you will be able to access your portal in no time at all. However, I would like to remind you to create a very strong yet memorable password because if you forget yours you will have to follow additional procedures to recover your account.