Minister responsible for Higher Education, Dr Blade Nzimande has announced the funding amounts and procedures for funded students at public colleges and universities in 2020.
As well as full payment of academic fees, students who received NSFAS funding will receive a learning materials allowance, allowance for accomodation and allowance for catering.
NSFAS students will also have the benefit of an 'Incidental Allowance' which they can spend as they wish for the ten months of the year when they will be studying.
The Minister had been under pressure from a lobby group of local SRCs to reopen applications for the student funding scheme, NSFAS. Most applications closed last November with only TVET College students being able to apply in January this year.