NSFAS beneficiaries urged to sign SOPs
Higher Education and Training Minister Naledi Pandor has appealed to confirmed National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) beneficiaries to come forward and sign their Schedule of Particulars (SOP). Briefing Parliament on NSFAS developments in the National Assembly on Tuesday, Pandor said that in the first eight days of the... Read more
NSFAS receives 10 000 applications for free education bursaries on day one
Higher Education and Training Deputy Minister Buti Manamela says the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has received 10 000 applications for free higher education through its contact centre on Monday. Manamela said this when he visited the NSFAS office in Cape Town on Tuesday to assess the progress... Read more
NSFAS applications for 2019 to open on Monday – 03 September 2018
The Minister of Higher Education and Training, Naledi Pandor is pleased to announce that the 2019 National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) applications for new applicants will be opened on Monday, 03rd September 2018. The announcement follows a meeting the Minister had with the (NSFAS) administrator, Dr Randall Carolissen,... Read more
Students to receive outstanding NSFAS funds soon
Higher Education and Training Minister Naledi Pandor says the National Student Financial Aid Scheme will, over the next few days, start disbursing outstanding funds that are due to students. The Minister said this when she fielded questions from members of Parliament in the National Assembly on Wednesday. Pandor said... Read more
Pandor appoints NSFAS Administrator
Dr Randall Carollissen has been appointed as the administrator for the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) by Higher Education and Training Minister Naledi Pandor. Carollissen will take over the governance, management and administration of the entity. The appointment will be effective from the date of the publication of... Read more
NSFAS benefits go beyond just access
Students funded by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) do not need to make any repayment of student debt during the course of study. This major benefit is just one of the many benefits that the students who were funded to tune of R10.5m, receive, according to the... Read more
NSFAS achieves record debt recovery
The 2016/17 financial year, marks the 25th year since NSFAS’ inception. From humble beginnings in 1991 to 2016, student funding that is being managed by the entity has grown significantly and that has ensured that many deserving students are funded. The Organisation this year recorded an outstanding achievement in... Read more
One-time applications for currently-funded students
South Africa’s student funding agency, the National Student Finance Assistance Scheme, has called on currently funded student not to reapply should they be studying in 2018. The agency, which introduced its student-centred model last year, aims to made Nsfas application process easier for students, without having queue or submit... Read more
Two million students funded by government since 2013
More than two million students studying at South Africa’s public universities and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Colleges have been funded by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) since 2013, the minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr Blade Nzimande, has announced. The total number of... Read more
HE public sector: Spending rises significantly over 10 years
Government’s financial support for the higher education and training sector via the NSFAS student loan system has risen by more than 600% for universities and a massive 17 900% for technical and vocational education and training (TVET) colleges in the past ten years. Official spending figures from the Department... Read more