Most likely, the same citizens who require a South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) grant will also require financial assistance for their studies. If you are an SASSA recipient who is concerned about how you will pay for your higher education studies, we have the solution. Recipients of the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) can be confident that they are eligible for bursaries.-SASSA Money
Receiving a Sassa grant indicates to bursars that the prospective bursary recipient comes from a low-income family. This is because Sassa’s means test for determining whether a person’s income is low enough to qualify for grants corresponds to the income requirements of bursaries.
As a result, those who receive funds from Sassa will be eligible to apply for and receive bursaries. Some bursaries do require Sassa grant recipients to provide proof of their Sassa status, such as a grant letter and other Sassa details.
Bursaries from external organizations and companies, as well as the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS), are available to Sassa recipients.
NSFAS provides financial assistance to students who are unable to pay for their education at public universities or Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges. They cover registration, tuition, and allowances.
If you are a Sassa recipient, you do not need to provide proof of income when applying for NSFAS.
If you’re still unsure about which institutions offer financial aid to students, you can contact the admissions office or visit their website for more information.
If you intend to rely solely on the bursary to fund your studies, it is best to conduct research and apply to multiple institutions to increase your chances of acceptance.