If you are among the Unisa students who have had their NSFAS application approved but are yet to receive any confirmation relating to your funding allocation from the university, the wait will soon be over.
As a student who knows that funding support forms a crucial part of your studies, waiting for that NSFAS funding confirmation from your institution can be quite frustrating.
With that in mind, the University of South Africa (Unisa) has recently reassured its students that they will start dispersing NSFAS allowances as soon as they receive the funds in the beginning of April 2022.
“The 2022 NSFAS allowances disbursements will commence in April 2022 once NSFAS payments have been received at beginning of April 2022.”
The university has also stated that they apologize for the inconvenience and will do their best to release the allowances as soon funds are made available by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme.
For Unisa students, the Learning Material Allowance (LMA) is determined based on the number of modules registered.
According to the DHET Grant Funding Guidelines for 2021: R600 per module for the first four modules and a R5 200 once-off fee for five to 10 modules.
Additionally, students who have registered for 10 modules will receive the LMA. However, this allowance will be forfeited if a student registers for ten modules and later reduces the number of modules registered.