Student Loans

Student loans are an integral part of most students' tertiary education. Very few students can afford to study further without some form of financial assistance, be it a bursary, grant or student loan. There are many ways to find a student loan - public institutions such as NSFAS and Eduloan offer student loans to those in need, as do all major banks. Student loans from public institutions are usually awarded based on financial need, while those offered by private financial institutions are more readily available and less strict in terms of qualifying criteria. Ultimately it is up to you to decide which route to take to finance your studies, but however you choose to do it student loans will certainly play a major role.

What is a Student Loan? A student loan is borrowed money that is repaid over the time once a student has completed their studies and starts a job. In addition to repaying the amount loaned, most loans also require an additional fee called interest. A student loan is used to pay for college or university costs.

If you're looking for financial aid for your tertiary education, you may be considering applying with NSFAS. Here's a guide on how to apply online at NSFAS.

If you’ve been looking for funding for your studies, you may have come across the the term NSFAS. You may be wondering: what is NSFAS? Let’s take a look at what NSFAS is and what it can do for you.

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has dismissed as fake news media reports that a student at the University of Fort Hare (UFH) is being overpaid their allowance.

Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande has encouraged learners and students needing financial aid to submit their applications early.

Applications for financial aid for all learners, who wish to enter the post-school system and students, who do not have financial assistance to continue their studies in 2018 academic year, has officially opened.

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has urged students, who received funding, to sign their Loan Agreement Forms (LAFs) within 30 days from the day they receive the forms.

Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande has disputed rumours that he is planning to privatize or hand over the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) to the bank.

You may have read recently that NSFAS would be changing the way applications worked. The organisation has adopted what they call a Student Centered Model, completely overhauling the applications system. So what does this mean for you?

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has received a total 161 938 applications from students seeking funding for 2017 in universities and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges across the country.

The Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training says it is satisfied with the student-centred model introduced by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) for funding applications.

Caught in the gap between the rich and poor, the missing middle faces a unique set of challenges when applying for university funding.

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has approved the funding applications of almost 120 000 university and Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) college students for the 2017 academic year.

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) will open a second and final application window for students who missed the previous deadline.

Mbali Shamu used to walk about 10 kilometres to and from school every day throughout her secondary school years.

With less than just a month before the application period closes, the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has called on Grade 12 learners to submit their applications for financial aid for 2017.

Do you have outstanding student fees? The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is inviting beneficiaries to apply for historic debt cover.

Are you a first time applicant or currently registered on the NSFAS system? Find out what you need to do to secure your funding for 2017.

First year students who need financial assistance in 2017 can apply directly to the National Student financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS).

The Department of Higher Education and Training says there has been no amnesty or suspension of loan repayments to the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS).

South Africa’s top matric achievers of 2015 were honoured at an awards ceremony held at Vodacom World in Midrand on 5 January 2016.

Eduloan has announced the appointment of Mr Amasi Mwela as the company’s Chief Executive Officer, taking over the reins from Ms Totsie Memela.

Fasset reduces student debt through its innovative NSFAS Loan Repayment Grant

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has opened online applications for 2016 financial aid for poor and deserving students.

Despite substantial increases in the funds allocated to the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) since 1999, the scheme continues to battle with the demand for student loans and bursaries.


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