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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.

 

 Bursary guidelines for the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) will be finalised by next week for university students. 

Students funded by NSFAS will have their tuition and accommodation fees covered. Higher Education Minister, Blade Nzimande assured students during a media briefing on Thursday morning. 

Minister Blade Nzimande

Following a request for more funding for NSFAS, the Cabinet has approved to give NSFAS more money. 

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. 

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) was established in terms of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (Act 56 of 1999). NSFAS supports access to, and success in, higher education and training for students from poor and working class families who would otherwise not be able to afford to study.

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.

NSFAS

Since 2018 NSFAS has been helping students further their education by providing them with bursaries to study at public tertiary institutions. To find out if you qualify for an NSFAS bursary even though you are currently employed, keep on reading.

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. 

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