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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 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 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 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

Unisa's campuses in KZN shut down
Unisa's campuses in KZN shut downArticle

"Our campuses will not function until our demands are met," says Andile Ndaba, secretary of the Students' Representative Council at Unisa in KwaZulu-Natal...

Nompendulo Ngubane 7 Mar 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

NSFAS receives over 400,000 applications for 2019
NSFAS receives over 400,000 applications for 2019Article

Higher Education and Training Minister Naledi Pandor says the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has received more than 400,000 funding applications for the 2019 financial year.

4 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

New partnership to help SA's youth transition from 'learning to earning'
New partnership to help SA's youth transition from 'learning to earning'Article

Ikusasa Student Financial Aid Programme and Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator are tackling youth unemployment through a new collaborative partnership...

18 Oct 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

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

Student funding body fails to meet objectives
Student funding body fails to meet objectivesArticle

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) increased the number of students it funded by 9% in the 2016-17 financial year, but the technically complex roll-out of its student-centred model led to the organisation failing to meet nearly half of its strategic objectives and performance indicators...

Michelle Gumede 20 Oct 2017

Umbrella body fears student funding disaster
Umbrella body fears student funding disasterArticle

The Financial Aid Practitioners of SA (Fapsa) warns of further unrest and protest at tertiary campuses countrywide if the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) does not sort out its payment issues to institutions and students...

3 Oct 2017

Efficiency aim for new NSFAS chief
Efficiency aim for new NSFAS chiefArticle

Matriculants from poor backgrounds could know sooner in future - even before they write their final exams - if they will receive funding for their university studies...

Penwell Dlamini 29 Sep 2017

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

ANC plays it safe: free higher education soon
ANC plays it safe: free higher education soonArticle

The ANC wants the government to provide free higher education for poor would-be students as early as next year...

Sabelo Ndlangisa 2 Aug 2017

Alumni say 'no' to renaming Rhodes
Alumni say 'no' to renaming RhodesArticle

Discussions over transformation "including a name change" were in the spotlight at Rhodes University this weekend, as the Rhodes University Alumni Trust released the findings of a recent survey...

Devon Koen 31 Jul 2017

Wits to develop land in bid to boost revenue
Wits to develop land in bid to boost revenueArticle

The University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) is looking to generate R100m in revenue from a potential partnership with the private and public sectors to develop its 300ha estate in the north of Johannesburg...

Michelle Gumede 11 Jul 2017

Crowdfunding initiative to support student education
Crowdfunding initiative to support student educationArticle

Standard Bank is supporting a new crowdfunding initiative aimed at significantly enhancing access to education for students countrywide...

22 Jun 2017

Research indicates universities' reliance on high foreign donations
Research indicates universities' reliance on high foreign donationsArticle

Against the background of Youth Month and the national crisis in higher education, Inyathelo, the South African Institute for Advancement in Cape Town, has released its Annual Survey of Philanthropy in Higher Education in local universities...

19 Jun 2017

Nicki Minaj becomes college benefactor through Twitter
Nicki Minaj becomes college benefactor through TwitterArticle

Hip-hop star Nicki Minaj has promised to pay university tuition for dozens of fans after a promotional contest metamorphosed over Twitter.

9 May 2017

Max Price calls for tax on graduates
Max Price calls for tax on graduatesArticle

The state should consider a graduate tax to tackle the funding challenges faced by most students at tertiary institutions, UCT vice-chancellor Max Price has said...

Bekezela Phakathi 28 Feb 2017

#BudgetSpeech2017: Additional R5bn to fund higher education
#BudgetSpeech2017: Additional R5bn to fund higher educationArticle

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says a provision of R5bn has been set aside to fund the higher education and training sector in 2019/20...

22 Feb 2017

NSFAS starts appeals process for rejected students
NSFAS starts appeals process for rejected studentsArticle

Thousands of prospective university students' funding applications have been turned down by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) for the 2017 academic year...

Michelle Gumede 10 Feb 2017

New funding scheme for missing middle students
New funding scheme for missing middle studentsArticle

More than 1,000 students from the “missing middle” stand to benefit from a new student funding scheme...

27 Jan 2017

NSFAS expands access to higher education
NSFAS expands access to higher educationArticle

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande says tremendous progress has been made in making higher education more accessible to the poor through the National Student Financial Aid Scheme...

12 Jan 2017

Easy access to NSFAS applications in Dihlabeng
Easy access to NSFAS applications in DihlabengArticle

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has welcomed the move by Dihlabeng Local Municipality to centralise applications for NSFAS...

15 Nov 2016

Student funding report due for release
Student funding report due for releaseArticle

Blade Nzimande's department is due to table a report to Parliament that will reveal how the government will tackle the crises in higher education...

4 Nov 2016

Simplifying the search for student scholarships
Simplifying the search for student scholarshipsArticle

SA Bursaries has taken the hassle out of searching for student funding by compiling over 250 bursary listings across all fields of study on a single online platform...

22 Jul 2016

New book on student politics in Africa
New book on student politics in AfricaArticle

'Student Politics in Africa: Representation and Activism', edited by Thierry M Luescher, Manja Klemencic, and James Otieno Jowi, was launched recently...

24 Jun 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

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

Battle to recover millions in student loans
Battle to recover millions in student loansArticle

The state's flagship student funding scheme has been riddled with internal inefficiencies that have resulted in it being unable to recoup debt that runs into the millions...

Phakamisa Ndzamela and Bekezela Phakathi 21 Oct 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

Students flood private residences
Students flood private residencesArticle

Private residences are being inundated with applications for accommodation in 2014, amid shortages in the public sector.

21 Jan 2014

NSFAS earmarks R3.6bn to varsities
NSFAS earmarks R3.6bn to varsitiesArticle

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) projects it will allocate over R3.6bn to universities this year, up from R3.4bn in 2011.

Francis Hweshe 17 Feb 2012

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