university fees

 
Universities to be made more affordable
Universities to be made more affordable
The department of higher education, science and technology is working on a regulatory framework for setting fees at universities to ensure they are...
US students find new way to pay for education – their future earnings
US students find new way to pay for education – their future earnings
The cost of tertiary education is now such a burden to students in the United States that some have taken to selling a portion of their potential...
Old debts cost universities dearly
Old debts cost universities dearly
While university students on some campuses have been calling for historical fees debt to be scrapped, Parliament heard this week that the amount...
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...
Varsity 2033: Save now or pay later
Varsity 2033: Save now or pay later
If you want to disabuse a person of romantic notions about parenthood, just tell them that to get their kid through university, they will probably...
Prioritise sustainability, and higher education thrives
Prioritise sustainability, and higher education thrives
COMMENTIn his 2017 budget speech, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan allocated an additional R5-billion to higher education over the next three...
Big dreams, high fees
Big dreams, high fees
In this, the third of a series, we speak to six students who are struggling to find the funds to pay their fees and so change their lives.
The human cost of varsity debt
The human cost of varsity debt
In this, the second of a series, we speak to five young people who are struggling to pay their university fees while the education authorities and...
​Universities have plans to register indebted students – but not all of them
​Universities have plans to register indebted students – but not all of them
Allowing indebted missing middle students to register this year “places the financial health of many universities in serious jeopardy”, a body...
​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’s puzzle: How to identify ‘missing middle’ students
​Blade’s puzzle: How to identify ‘missing middle’ students
The government is planning to scrutinise the income tax and financial records of families earning up to R600 000 in a bid to determine the number...

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