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Concessions for 2022 are now open. The criteria are as follows:

  • Family/Household income less than R600 000 per year
  • SA Citizen
  • Admitted as full-time student for either a first undergraduate qualification or a first post-graduate qualification
  • Be defined as academically deserving
  • Students doing a second post-graduate qualification, which is a vertical movement e.g. honours to master’s, is allowed
  • Not previously NSFAS funded at another institution
  • Ex-FTE students of 2021 must provide proof that they have applied for NSFAS funding.

If you comply with the above, the outstanding balance criteria are as follows:

  • Outstanding debt for 31 Oct 2021 – registration clearance - no AOD required
  • Outstanding debt for 31 July 2021 and 31 October 2021 only - AOD to be issued
  • Outstanding debt for 31 May 2021 + previous year’s debt – to be settled upfront - AOD only available after 31 May 2021 and when previous years’ debt has been settled.

NB* Students are advised to apply through Financial Aid

  • Student Accounts will communicate the outcome of the application to students within five working days. 

Should you be rejected for concessions, you may apply for concession appeals using the process below.

  • Student must have applied for concession
  • Be academically deserving
  • Have roll-over debt and 2021 debt (31st May 2021)
  • Not a horizontal move, i.e. movement from undergrad qual to another undergrad (same NQF level)
  • Not admitted for part-time or Occasional studies
  • Not be handed over to Debt Collectors

All appeals must be sent to studentaccounts@mandela.ac.za

Lastly, an AOD cannot be issued if a student has not applied for concession.

Contact information
Mr Sihlangule Boniwe
Assistant Accountant
Tel: 27 41 504 4812
sgo.boniwe@mandela.ac.za