Student Achiever Standard Bank

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How to apply for a student loan

Here is a checklist of what you need to apply for a student loan.

CHECK! Proof you have been accepted into a South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) accredited institution.

CHECK!  A valid ID.

CHECK! Proof of registration at the institution.

CHECK! A set of your previous results from where you last studied (matric or varsity/college).

CHECK! Proof of residence not more than three months old.

CHECK! Someone to stand surety for your loan. This person needs to have a full-time job and not be blacklisted. They’ll be responsible for paying the monthly interest on the loan during the period of study and will also stand guarantor for the loan.

Keep in mind:

- You can stand surety for yourself if you have a full-time job.

- Once you start paying off your loan, speak to the bank about an extension in case you can’t make the full payment in the allocated time.

NomzamoQwalane Feb 5, 2013 4:10:58 PM
I am in my 2nd year of studies at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in accounting. I am not staying with my mom as my mom is in Eastern Cape and currently not working. I want to buy books but can't afford all of them. Can I get a loan?
sthanelo Jan 30, 2013 9:39:09 AM
dear sir /madam My mother is not working but i need loan to finish my studies , i can bring it when m graduating next 2 years #siriously need help.
twistedboy Dec 27, 2012 3:13:52 PM
Do i qualify for a study loan when my mother is a hawker?
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