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NSFAS receives over 160,000 student applications
NSFAS receives over 160,000 student applicationsArticle

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has received more than 160,536 applications from students seeking funding for 2021, since the opening date for funding applications on 3 August 2020...

7 Sep 2020

NSFAS officially opens applications for 2021
NSFAS officially opens applications for 2021Article

Higher Education, Science and Innovation Minister, Dr Blade Nzimande, on Monday officially opened the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) 2021 application cycle...

4 Aug 2020

NSFAS improving payment system for student allowances
NSFAS improving payment system for student allowancesArticle

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) says it has been working on innovations to improve the disbursement of students' allowances to eliminate all third parties from the disbursement chain...

2 Jul 2020

NSFAS N+2 rule still stands
NSFAS N+2 rule still standsArticle

Higher Education, Science and Innovation Minister Blade Nzimande has reiterated that the department is not going to change the stipulated number of years within which National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) beneficiaries are expected to finish their studies...

10 Jun 2020

NSFAS students urged to use allowances to buy devices
NSFAS students urged to use allowances to buy devicesArticle

Students receiving aid from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) have been urged to use their learning material allowances to purchase learning devices so they can learn remotely during lockdown...

26 May 2020

NSFAS students urged to open bank accounts
NSFAS students urged to open bank accountsArticle

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has urged qualifying students to open bank accounts to ensure a more efficient disbursement of funds from institutions...

23 Apr 2020

No registration fees for NSFAS qualifying students
No registration fees for NSFAS qualifying studentsArticle

Higher Education, Science and Technology Minister, Blade Nzimande, says all National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) qualifying students do not have to pay upfront registration fees at universities or colleges...

17 Jan 2020

NSFAS prioritises the poor in 2020 funding allocation
NSFAS prioritises the poor in 2020 funding allocationArticle

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) will prioritise poor and vulnerable students in its 2020 funding allocation...

6 Jan 2020

Deadline looms for 2020 NSFAS applications
Deadline looms for 2020 NSFAS applicationsArticle

Students have just over three weeks left to apply for assistance from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) for the 2020 academic year...

8 Nov 2019

NSFAS employees arrested for fraud
NSFAS employees arrested for fraudArticle

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has confirmed and welcomed the arrest of three employees following allegations of fraud relating to student allowances...

10 Oct 2019

NSFAS opens online applications for 2020 funding
NSFAS opens online applications for 2020 fundingArticle

Higher Education, Science and Technology Minister Dr Blade Nzimande has urged students who qualify to be funded by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) to submit their applications for 2020 on time...

3 Sep 2019

NSFAS students' historical debt scrapped
NSFAS students' historical debt scrappedArticle

The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) has welcomed the announcement by Higher Education and Training Minister Naledi Pandor to allocate nearly a billion rands for scrapping historical debts for National Students Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) funded students...

25 Mar 2019

NSFAS approves over 11,000 social grant applicants
NSFAS approves over 11,000 social grant applicantsArticle

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has approved an additional 11,613 social grant beneficiaries for funding, the scheme announced on Thursday...

28 Jan 2019

NSFAS approves 300,000 funding applications
NSFAS approves 300,000 funding applicationsArticle

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has announced the completion of all assessments of the 2019 applications of first time students...

24 Jan 2019

Last call to NSFAS applicants to submit missing docs
Last call to NSFAS applicants to submit missing docsArticle

Applicants who applied for NSFAS 2019 funding without submitting all supporting documents have until Friday, 14 December 2018 to submit all required documents...

12 Dec 2018

Deadline looms for 2019 NSFAS applications
Deadline looms for 2019 NSFAS applicationsArticle

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has called on all learners, who have not yet applied for 2019 financial aid, to submit their online applications before the closing date...

6 Nov 2018

NSFAS calls on grant beneficiaries to apply
NSFAS calls on grant beneficiaries to applyArticle

Social grant beneficiaries intending to study at public higher education institutions next year have until 30 November to apply for funding from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme...

25 Sep 2018

Higher Education clarifies NSFAS funding reconfiguration
Higher Education clarifies NSFAS funding reconfigurationArticle

The Department of Higher Education and Training says while the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is reconfiguring its funding processing for 2019, planning for the year hasn't stopped...

31 Jul 2018

New bursary agreements for NSFAS recipients
New bursary agreements for NSFAS recipientsArticle

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has reminded first year students, who have qualified to get a bursary from the NSFAS, to ensure that they have signed their agreements by 31 July 2018...

22 May 2018

Academic performance still a precondition for new bursary scheme
Academic performance still a precondition for new bursary schemeArticle

Higher Education and Training Minister Naledi Pandor has emphasised that meeting academic and progression requirements is still key in getting a bursary under the new scheme administered by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS).

18 Apr 2018

Applications for 2018 financial aid open
Applications for 2018 financial aid openArticle

Applications for financial aid for all learners, who wish to enter the post-school system and students, who do not have financial assistance to continue their studies in 2018 academic year, has officially opened...

3 Aug 2017

Students must sign loan deals or lose out on funding
Students must sign loan deals or lose out on fundingArticle

More than 200,000 students on the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) have not received their funding and are in danger of losing it entirely if they fail to sign loan agreements...

Michelle Gumede 20 Jul 2017

UJ raises millions for missing middle
UJ raises millions for missing middleArticle

The University of Johannesburg has raised R147m to fund students in the missing middle...

Michelle Gumede 29 May 2017

No plans to privatise NSFAS
No plans to privatise NSFASArticle

Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande has disputed rumours that he is planning to privatise or hand over the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) to the bank...

17 May 2017

Students left in lurch by new funding model
Students left in lurch by new funding modelArticle

Two university campuses have been shut and thousands of students left in limbo after the National Student Financial Aid Scheme failed to release living allowances...

3 Apr 2017

Business raises R140m for education
Business raises R140m for educationArticle

As SA's universities begin the new academic year, the private sector has already raised about R140m of a targeted R200m to finance the pilot scheme for the new funding model for poor and "missing middle" students...

Hilary Joffe 6 Feb 2017

NSFAS pays R1.3bn for student registrations
NSFAS pays R1.3bn for student registrationsArticle

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has paid R1.3 billion to 26 public universities for registration fees for qualifying students...

25 Jan 2017

College vocational training plan may fail because of lack of money: Nzimande
College vocational training plan may fail because of lack of money: NzimandeArticle

The government's plan to boost enrolments in technical and vocational education and training (TVET) colleges is likely to fail because of lack of funding...

Bekezela Phakathi 6 Dec 2016

Most South Africans need serious financial support to make it through university. GCIS/Flickr
South Africa must open student funding to public scrutinyArticle

South Africa's government is planning a major overhaul of its student funding system...

Temwa Moyo, Nimi Hoffman, Sioux McKennan 4 May 2016

R1.4bn set aside for qualifying students
R1.4bn set aside for qualifying studentsArticle

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has set aside a total of R1.4bn to pay institutions upfront at the beginning of 2016 academic year...

21 Dec 2015

Universities: give us R2bn more or else
Universities: give us R2bn more or elseArticle

Thousands of students will be barred from studying at university next year if the government fails to find an extra R2bn for those who qualify for funding from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme...

Prega Govender 21 Dec 2015

Underfunded students take frustration out on universities
Underfunded students take frustration out on universitiesArticle

South African universities have their backs to the wall as the demand for financial assistance outstrips the available state funding and universities have to dig deep into their own pockets to accommodate as many students as possible...

4 Mar 2015

TUT partners with TVET colleges
TUT partners with TVET collegesArticle

Higher Education and Training Minister Dr Blade Nzimande has commended the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) for heeding government's call for higher learning institutions to partner with Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges...

23 Jan 2015

Sasco: Wits is anti-poor
Sasco: Wits is anti-poorArticle

Wits University has quashed allegations by the SA Students Congress that it was not registering students whose fees were paid by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme...

21 Jan 2015

Private sector to alleviate student housing shortage
Private sector to alleviate student housing shortageArticle

Liezl Hesketh calls for the NSFAS to provide separate rating for private student accommodation.

2 Apr 2014

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