As part of the your application for the National Students Financial Scheme (NSFAS) bursary, there is the need to submit together with your application what is called the NSFAS Consent Form PDF which can be downloaded here using the download button below.
Since the NSFAS will request personal data from the applicants including their Date of birth, financial status of the applicants’ parents or guardians, thus why the nsfas requires them to sign the consent form to legally allow the nsfas to use such information for the intended purpose.
NSFAS is also obliged to protect the personal details collected and be committed to do so to protect its integrity. The information collected will help NSFAS establish the veracity and authenticity of the income level of the applicants household either being the guardian of the real parents.
- 1 NSFAS STATEMENT WHY THEY REQUIRE YOU TO SIGN CONSENT FORM
- 2 WHAT SASSA WANTS YOU TO ADMIT BY SIGNING THE CONSENT FORM
- 3 FILLING THE NSFAS CONSENT FORM
- 4 SECTIONS OF THE NSFAS CONSENT FORM
- 5 DOWNLOAD NSFAS CONSENT FORM PDF 2021
NSFAS STATEMENT WHY THEY REQUIRE YOU TO SIGN CONSENT FORM
NSFAS requires personal information from agencies relating to the employment status and level of income of the parents or guardians of the applicant. NSFAS is committed to ensuring that the personal information obtained from third parties is treated confidentially and to protecting the privacy of the persons whose personal information is made available to NSFAS. NSFAS is further committed to protecting the personal information and to use that personal information in a lawful manner. You and your parents/guardians are required to provide consent for NSFAS to use and verify the information you provide by signing this form.
WHAT SASSA WANTS YOU TO ADMIT BY SIGNING THE CONSENT FORM
I confirm that by voluntarily submitting any personal information to NSFAS, in any form, it constitutes an indefinite, unconditional and specific consent for NSFAS to share such personal information with third parties, and to obtain relevant information from third parties. Third parties include government departments and entities, credit bureaus, institutions of higher learning and other agencies for the purposes of information validation, reporting, statistical analysis, credit and income validations to assess my financial eligibility, criminal checks, legal proceedings, audit and record-keeping purposes, debt tracing and/ or debt recovery purposes, securing funding on my behalf and to verify academic and registration data as required. The personal information to be obtained from SARS shall relate only to the employment status and income.
As a matter of urgency, the NSFAS bursary scheme is intended to target a certain group of people who live below a certain threshold of income. As a result, NSFAS will have to make sure all applicants are thoroughly screened and all background checks are done before approving ones application.
FILLING THE NSFAS CONSENT FORM
Previously, one can download the form and submit it manually, but this year application has seen a shift of the global pandemic, it has to be done electronically
SECTIONS OF THE NSFAS CONSENT FORM
The NSFAS consent form can be subdivided into five sections namely the Heading, Father’s/Guardian’s details, Mother’s/Guardian’s details, Spouse (If applicable) details.
The heading contains the a region (top far right) for the applicant’s ID number to filled. The assurance by NSFAS to protect the data given and respect the applicant’ privacy and the undertaking by the applicant to freely allow NSFAS to use the provided for the intended purpose. As such, NSFAS has the legal authority to use the information without any subsequent recourse. After that, there is a section for for the signature of the student or the applicant and the date of signing in the order Year/Month/Day (ie. YYYY/MM/DD)
FATHER OR GUARDIANS DETAIL
As the name stipulates, the applicants father or guardian will have to sign, date of signature, Surname and Initials, ID number and Telephone number.
MOTHER OR GUARDIANS DETAIL
Just as that if the father, the applicants mother or guardian will provide her signature, date of signature, Surname, ID number and mobile number as well.
The spouse of the applicant will have to also provide his or her personal details including the signature, date of signature, Surname or Initials , ID number and Cell Phone number. Be reminded that, this is only for situations that are applicable. If you are legally married, then you are required to your partner’s information.
DISCLAIMER AND SIGNATURE OF THE APPLICANT
The applicant will have to understand and accept this disclaimer. He also needs to understand by submitting his or her details to NSFAS do not guarantee that his application will be approved for the funding. After reading through the disclaimer, the applicant will then sign and date to indicate acceptance .
DOWNLOAD NSFAS CONSENT FORM PDF 2021
Please use the button below to download a copy of the NSFAS consent form in pdf format and fill and scan and submit it together with application form.
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