National Students Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS)

 
Here’s #HowToPayTheFees
Here’s #HowToPayTheFees
The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) funded 466 000 students this year. But 46 000 others who met the qualifying criteria have...
NSFAS assistance is a debt trap, students claim
NSFAS assistance is a debt trap, students claim
As the government scrambles to provide funding for a burgeoning student population, relying heavily on the National Student Financial Aid Scheme...
​Increasing student aid includes rethinking curriculums
​Increasing student aid includes rethinking curriculums
COMMENTWhile most of us were enjoying a break from a challenging year, a significant Government Gazette was issued calling...
Letters to the editor: January 6 to 12 2017
Letters to the editor: January 6 to 12 2017
Each year those of us in the private sector who deal with the intricacies of policy development and delivery look forward to reading the Mail &...
​Student aid funding scheme may have a new future
​Student aid funding scheme may have a new future
The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) could soon be forced to take a backseat if Cabinet endorses plans for a new entity aimed at...
Blade Nzimande's R1bn varsity debt
Blade Nzimande's R1bn varsity debt
Five of the country’s 26 higher education institutions alone are owed a staggering R549.5‑million for registering almost 10 600 students...
Can Sizwe Nxasana change the fortunes of NSFAS?
Can Sizwe Nxasana change the fortunes of NSFAS?
Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande has appointed outgoing FirstRand group chief executive Sizwe Nxasana as the new chair of the...
Blade's office tells student protestors to march on the JSE
Blade's office tells student protestors to march on the JSE
A group of students attempting to occupy the minister for higher education and training's office in Pretoria to hand over a memorandum of...
NSFAS protests: 'The only solution is free education'
NSFAS protests: 'The only solution is free education'
The government's struggling National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has "reached its sell by date", and the only solution for poor students...
When learning’s door gets bolted for students
When learning’s door gets bolted for students
Katlego Mmoloke, a second-year bachelor of arts student at the University of Johannesburg (UJ), catches the Metrorail train each day from Randfontein...
Students outraged at drying-up NSFAS funds
Students outraged at drying-up NSFAS funds
Pinky Phosa, the chairperson of the parliamentary portfolio committee on higher education and training, has appealed to thousands of unfunded...
Nzimande lambasted over lack of funds for poor students
Nzimande lambasted over lack of funds for poor students
Mcebo Freedom Dlamini, the president of the students’ representative council (SRC) of the University of the Witwatersrand, has lambasted Higher...

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