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 As matriculants prepare to write their final examinations, many of them will be planning for the next step. For many this means studying further at a tertiary institution, which can be expensive.


The findings of an investigation into corruption at the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has revealed shocking findings. The investigation relates to the awarding of contracts to pay NSFAS allowances directly to students. 


Students are often required to move far away from their homes in the pursuit of a tertiary education qualification. Staying in appropriate accommodation that is conducive to learning it critical to a students success at a tertiary education institution. 


More than a million students rely on funding from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) so they can pay the fees needed to obtain a tertiary education qualification. Challenges with the disbursement of funds suggest that their is a crises at NSFAS, an assertation that Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande denies. 


Despite the academic year approaching its climax, thousands of students are still uncertain whether or not the government will pay their university fees. This is because the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) works to ensure that only deserving students receive bursaries. 
 


More than a million students rely on allowances from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) to purchase food, study materials and pay for rent. The ability to access these allowances has been a challenge for some students as NSFAS introduced a new direct payment system for allowances. 


The National Student Financial Aid Scheme is under fire once again, this time facing intense criticism from the Parliamentary Committee for Higher Education. NSFAS has been the centre of student frustration for majority of the 2023 academic year, and things only seem to be getting worse.


The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) provides comprehensive bursaries to more than a million students currently enrolled in programmes at public universities and colleges. However, their ability to ensure students receive the funding were approved for has been questioned. 


More than one million students are currently being funded by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS). However, the sustainability of the scheme has been questioned with alternatives being presented by several stakeholders. 


The National Student Financial Aid Scheme is remaining adamant that the new direct payment system is here to stay, despite ongoing complaints and dissatisfaction amongst students. The bursary has begun disbursing funds via the new system since July. 


Funding from the governments bursary scheme is given to thousands of deserving students each year but not every candidate will be eligible for funding, and their application may be rejected. The scheme has provided an update on appeal applications.


NSFAS distributes millions of rands in allowance payments to students every month. This money is used by students to pay rent and purchase foods among other things. Delays in the payment of these allowances is a major concern for all stakeholders. 
 


More than a million students are currently receiving comprehensive bursaries provided by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme. Individuals can now apply to be funded by NSFAS as the scheme opened Trimester 3 applications. 


The National Student Financial Aid Scheme provides funding to qualifying students that are registered to study at TVET colleges and public universities in South Africa. The bursary scheme has now released a statement with an update on student allowances.


The disbursement of NSFAS allowances using the new payment system began in June and TVET colleges are the latest group of students to receive their funds. However, the dissatisfaction with the payment system remains.


Despite calls from students, NSFAS will continue with the implementation of the direct allowances payment system. The higher education minister has given a deadline to NSFAS to resolve challenges related to the payment system.


Concerns that the current CEO of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme may be involved in fraudulent and corrupt practices will be investigated by the financial aid scheme. These concerns stem from the CEO’s time overseeing a Sector Education and Training Authority. 


The National Student Financial Aid Scheme provides comprehensive bursaries to deserving students at public tertiary educational institutions in South Africa, which includes TVET colleges.


Students from a number of universities marched to Parliament on Wednesday calling for the end to the new direct banking system implemented by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS).


The NSFAS bursary scheme supports thousands of deserving students on their tertiary education journey. These students receive several allowances that aim to cover costs associated with their studies.


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