The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (Nsfas) has made an announcement concerning the funding of students attending public universities and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges in 2022.
Nsfas has announced that the funding list for 2022 has officially been released. The announcement means that Nsfas bursary applicants' funding status will now be visible. The funding lists have been forwarded to public institutions of higher learning.
The fund said, 'The list contains names of students who qualify for the NSFAS funding, according to the NSFAS funding criteria'.
Unsuccessful applicants will be able to appeal their rejected funding application from Thursday 3 February 2022.
Applicants whose bursary application was approved may proceed if they have received an academic offer. They will now be able to register for an approved qualification.
Nsfas added, 'Registration fee for Nsfas student has been waived, in line with the subsidised higher education policy. This means that no Nsfas funded student whose name appears on the funded list should be asked to pay registration'.
On Tuesday, Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovationg Blade Nzimande praised the improvements made to the Nsfas application system. This is as Sassa grant beneficiaries immediately received confirmation of funding.
“With this initiative, all first-time entering students that were successfully verified as SASSA beneficiaries received immediate confirmation of funding upon submitting a complete application to NSFAS,” said Nzimande.
The minister also announced that all students who have been admitted for funded programmes at public TVET colleges and universities will be funded by Nsfas.