The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) says matriculants will be able to use the new online application system from Monday.
The newly tested system allows for candidates seeking financial aid, to receive instant notice once their applications have been received.
The process was suspended for a month after Higher Education Minister, Naledi Pandor ordered that NSFAS clear the 2017/18 applications and funding backlog before taking new applications.
NSFAS spokesperson Kagisho Mamabolo says, “The new system allows the student to have instant confirmation that their application has been received. The new application process takes only five minutes for students to complete provided they do have their supporting documents that are necessary. By twelve o’clock midnight, all learners will have the opportunity to apply for financial aid.”