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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.

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).

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