The National Student Financial Aid Scheme says it will be receiving its first batch of laptops on April 18. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
The National Student Financial Aid Scheme says it will be receiving its first batch of laptops on April 18. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

NSFAS beneficiaries can order their laptops online

By IOL Reporter Time of article published Apr 14, 2021

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The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) will soon be distributing its first batch of laptops for NSFAS funded students who are registered at public universities and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges.

The first laptops are expected to arrive on April 18. Students have been encouraged to order their laptops online.

“As communicated previously, NSFAS has developed a student Digital Learning Device Online Order portal for qualifying NSFAS students to order their devices on the NSFAS website. All NSFAS funded students who require a device can visit www.nsfas.org.za, click myNSFAS, and click the Online Order portal to place an order. To complete the order, students need to agree to the terms and conditions,” the NSFAS statement said.

To order online students are required to provide the following:

  • South African ID number
  • Student number and contact details
  • Name of the institution they are registered at
  • Campus name and home address.

According to the NSFAS, students not funded by the NSFAS who require a device should consult their institutions as they will be responsible for the payment of the device and must agree to the payment terms defined by the institution.

Since the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Blade Nzimande, issued his directive, NSFAS has had several consultations with stakeholders to ensure the successful roll-out of this process.

NSFAS said consultations with the university sector were almost complete and NSFAS funded university students could start ordering their devices through its portal. Consultations with TVET colleges were still under way.

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