nsfas

NSFAS is short for the National Student Financial Aid Scheme. NSFAS is run by the government and assists qualifying students by paying for full fees, accomodation, books, allowances etc for college and university study. NSFAS applications are now made online so there is no need for NSFAS applications forms these days. All SA citizens are eligible to apply for NSFAS funding and can apply by opening an account on the MyNsfas student portal.

 

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As the highly contagious Covid-19 virus continues to spread, the South African government has decided to gather a task team for stakeholders in the post-school and education training sector. The department has requested all universities and colleges to complete an updated survey on their information technology capabilities for offering online learning.

NSFAS

NSFAS has warned young people to be wary of scams as the last minute rush to complete applications for NSFAS funding kicks in.  

Top 5 questions asked by NSFAS students

Do you need funding for your studies? The government has made financial aid available to students through the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) but there are conditions for funding.

Many students find the NSFAS application process to be complicated and slow. To simplify the process we've shared the answers to some of the most Frequently Asked Questions from current and prospective NSFAS students.

DHET meeting with students at SAUS

Calls for a national shutdown of university campuses have been removed but the national union of student SRCs stlll has demands for the registation of students at universities across the country.

NSFAS  received a record number of 543 268 first-time funding applications by the end of its application period on 30 November 2019.

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.

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.

NSFAS management have denied weekend media reports that they have put the funding of 100 000 young people at jeopardy by losing the supporting documents for their bursary applications.

NSFAS 2020

NSFAS applications for 2020 will be closing on the 30th November 2019 so there is only a very short time left to make sure all documents have been uploaded and approved.  

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There are only a few days left for students in 2020 who want to apply for NSFAS funding to pay for their tuition fees and other expenses next year.

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) says it has been inundated with 141 933 applications since the beginning of September.

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Higher Education, Science and Technology Minister Dr Blade Nzimande has urged students who qualify to be funded by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) to submit their applications for 2020 on time.

Do I qualify for a NSFAS bursary?

The cost of higher education has sky-rocketed over the years and more students are finding it impossible to fund their studies without some help.

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme(NSFAS) administers funding on behalf of the national government to students in need of financial support.

Each year government allocates a substantial amount of money toward the higher education and training sector in order to promote equal access to education and developed a diversified and skilled workforce.

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has announced the completion of all assessments of the 2019 applications of first time students.

It has been announced that NSFAS will open for applications for funding of students in the 2019 academic year.

Earlier this week we published an opinion piece titled "Crisis Point: Tertiary Education is Broken", about some of the problems facing universities in South Africa.

Yesterday (25 April 2017), I received an email from Sinenhlanhla Manana, who shared their story. See it below:

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?

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

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