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Online Book Allowance Activation

Online Book Allowance Activation


Please sign your Loan Agreement Form (LAF) online to activate your sBux book allowance


Sign your Loan Agreement Form (LAF) or Schedule of Particulars (SOP) Online

STEP 1: Click here to sign your LAF or SOP online

STEP 2: Enter your ID Number and click on the search button

STEP 3: Once you have clicked on the search button you will receive your One Time Pin (OTP) either as an email or SMS

Please note that if you are a minor under the age of 18 at the time your LAF or SOP is ready to be signed online then your legal guardian or parent will receive the OTP and will need to follow steps 4 – 9

STEP 4: Enter the OTP* sent to you from NSFAS

* If you have not received a OTP click the resend OTP button

STEP 5: Click on the login button

STEP 6: Read the LAF or SOP by clicking on the folder icon

STEP 7: Enter your cellphone number and email address

STEP 8: Agree to the funder terms and conditions by clicking on the checkbox

STEP 9: Click on the submit button

A One Time Pin (OTP) is a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that NSFAS will send only once to your cellphone number to confirm that you are the person logging in to accept the LAF or SOP

How to apply

Who may apply for financial aid?

South African citizens who have the academic potential to succeed at university or FET college, and require financial assistance to pay for their studies.

General instructions
?Please read these notes carefully before completing the Online Application Form. Make sure that you read every section and that the information you provide is accurate.
?If you need career guidance before you fill in the Application Form, please go to the South African Qualifications Authority website. Click here for SAQA website.
?You must write your identity (ID) number in the top right-hand corner on every page of all your supporting documents.
?You will need to attach documents to support your application. Click here to see a list of documents you will need before you can fill in the NSFAS Online Application Form.
?NSFAS will only process the first application that we receive. Please do not submit more than one application unless NSFAS requests you to do so.
?NSFAS requires a cell phone number or email address in order to communicate with you during the application process. If you do not already have an email address, you can create a free email account on at or at or any other free email service.
?If your application is successful, NSFAS will use the cell phone number which you write on the application form to pay some of your student allowances by cell phone voucher.
?If you do not already have a bank account, please open a bank account at any bank such as Postbank, ABSA, Capitec, FNB, Standard Bank, Nedbank or others. Some student allowances will be paid into your bank account.

Closing dates

?The closing date for application submission and all completed required documents for existing university or FET college non-NSFAS students for the following academic year is 15 December.
?The closing date for application submissions and all completed required documents, for learners, is 10 January for that academic year.

?The closing date for application submission and all completed required documents for new applicants wanting to apply for financial aid prior to the second semester registration is 15 June.

?The closing dates for application submissions and required documents, for new applicants wanting to apply for financial aid, are 31 March and 31 July respectively, for second and third trimester registrations.

How do I send my required documents for my Online Application to NSFAS?

Your required documents can be sent to NSFAS using one of the following channels within the prescribed closing dates:
1. Scan or email your required documents to NSFAS using the following email address:
2. Fax your required documents to NSFAS using the following fax number: 086 644 2822.
3. Post your required documents to NSFAS: Private Bag X4, Plumstead, 7801.

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