According to NSFAS, Young people who were unable to apply for NSFAS funding during the 2021 application cycle but have been admitted to public institutions of higher learning through the Department of Higher Education’s Central Application Clearing House (CACH) will be considered for funding for the 2021 academic year.
You should note that applications for 2021 remain closed as of December 02 2018 and the use of the CACH process to offer funding does not constitute re-opening of applications.
“The due date for applications was 02 December 2018, and NSFAS will not be opening for further applications. However, students admitted to study through the Central Application Clearing House (CACH), will be considered for funding and their institutions will record and facilitate their application
NSFAS will also consider students who were recently admitted as First Time Walk-Ins at TVET colleges. The Scheme has unlocked a window that will be open to all TVET Colleges exclusively, through an assistive capture mechanism. TVET College students are encouraged to visit their Student Support Office for assistance and should create an account on myNSFAS Self Service portal for updates and communication of funding outcomes.
Also, those who already applied and were rejected can use the Appeal Form