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Cabinet has approved more funding for NSFAS. This comes as many students wait to receive feedback about their NSFAS applications. 

Minister of Higher Education, Blade Nzimande has confirmed that all returning students will continue to be funded this year. 

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande hosted a media briefing on Monday to talk about funding decisions for 2021. 

Blade Nzimande

National Students Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) will be cutting funding from some programmes this year but there are other options for students who qualify for the national support scheme.

The NSFAS N+ Rule has been around for some time, making the lives of some students difficult. Students said this rule has been negatively affecting them, as some were not able to finish their degrees with funding from NSFAS. 

NSFAS laptops have been taking a bit longer than expected. Minister Blade Nzimande has finally given some good news to students who have been waiting for months for devices. 

Solidarity Youth has decided to file an urgent court application against NSFAS. Some students were reportedly kicked off the bursary scheme without much notice and this has caused outrage. 

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.

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