Our Mission

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) was established in terms of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (Act 56 of 1999).


A model public entity operating within the public post-school education ecosystem that provides equitable access to financial and other resources for eligible students in an efficient, transparent, and professional student-centric manner.


To be an agile, responsive, and student-centric resource provider within the public higher education ecosystem.


1. Social Justice - The fair distribution of resources to eligible students.

2. Integrity (Trust) - To demonstrate ethical conduct that must be beyond reproach and accepted as such by all stakeholders.

3. Excellence - To have a high-performance culture to meet the expectations of stakeholders with efficiency and impact.