Latest articles on NSFAS

Students to receive NSFAS laptops by March

Nearly a year after Nzimande announced that NSFAS beneficiaries would receive laptops as part of the interventions for Covid-19 at higher education institutions, the devices are yet to be delivered

Nehawu leaders are ‘betraying us’

The accusation by a branch of the union comes after it withdrew from a parliamentary process

Student funding scheme gets new chief executive and board

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme has been under administration for two years after its board was dissolved and its boss resigned not even halfway through his term

NSFAS is a nepotist fiefdom – staff

Employees at the student financial aid scheme have told the education parliamentary portfolio committee that the administrator did not follow procedures when people were appointed

NSFAS’s woes do not help its mandate

Nehawu wants the scheme’s administrator, Randall Carolissen, to be removed

The case for alumni funding

Alumni can play a pivotal role in their alma mater’s long-term success and sustainability

A net to catch the NEETs

A decade of reconstruction looms post-Covid. This is our chance to restructure the economy to build a more inclusive one

Students, we will need your critical thinking after the Covid-19 hard reset

Economically disadvantaged students suffer most from disrupted education, but they also have the most to contribute to lessening inequality when we build the new normal

Walter Sisulu University is playing catch-up with online learning

Some affluent institutions have already finished the first semester online, but historically disadvantaged universities like Walter Sisulu University are having to start from scratch

Students ‘dreams are crumbling’

Those at historically disadvantaged universities feel abandoned while their peers at richer institutions continue with their studies

The student funding scheme changes lives – it’s too important to fail

We need a NSFAS that is run effectively and efficiently to serve poor and working class young people who want to change their lives through education.

Universities can decide which students return to campus, even if they are not in their final year

Higher education minister expands the allowance for who can be on campus, but numbers cannot be more than a third of the student population

Thousands of students still fail to take up Nsfas funding

The financial scheme assisting those in higher learning institutions says it is ready for the year ahead, but many don’t know that they qualify

Nsfas employees defraud students of their funds

One staff member was arrested last month for fraud amounting to just over R30 0000

US students find new way to pay for education – their future earnings

With student debt currently weighing down the US economy students have had to find new ways to finance their studies

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