Funding

It costs money to study at college or varsity - and you need to cover your living expenses if you are studying full-time.  We have lots of information that will help you find the bursaries, loans and other funding options available to help you finish studying.

Finance - Bursaries - Bursary Q & A - Student Loans

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NSFAS

NSFAS has opened its application season for learners and out-of-school youth who will be studying at public universities and TVET colleges in 2022. However, some applicants have had trouble finding their courses listed on the NSFAS website. 

With many university and TVET college students submitting their NSFAS online applications for the 2022 academic year, you might be among those looking to cancel their NSFAS online applications. Here is how you can do it.

Have you been experiencing difficulties with submitting your online NSFAS application lately? Here's what you can do about it.

If you are a UNISA student who is eligible for receiving funding from NSFAS for the 2022 academic year, then you might want to familiarize yourself with how their study material and living allowances work. Here is what you need to know.

If you are a NSFAS funded Unisa student looking to apply for a refund, then you must meet the following requirements.

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Funding Articles

Do scholarships count as financial aid? A question that many students wonder about. The best thing about scholarships is that you don't have to pay the money back. 

Scholarships are one of the best forms of financial aid because they don't have to be paid back. The scholarship money goes to pay for your education. 

University funding often causes a lot of stress and anxiety for students. The costs can be daunting especially if you need to cover accommodation fees too. University funding is often an integral part of the college application process. Students are often required to come up with an upfront registration fee before they are accepted into a course or program, which can be difficult if they do not have the necessary finances available at that time.

How exciting it is to start planning for your future or your children’s future. However, this excitement may be overshadowed by not knowing how to afford the long list of things you or your child need to pursue an education. Here's what you need to know about whether or not Fundi offers bursaries.

Unisa is an open distance e-learning university which reaches into places where other institutions do not, making a difference to everyone. Here are some ways to be funded if you choose to study at Unisa.

Scholarships

Do scholarships count as financial aid? A question that many students wonder about. The best thing about scholarships is that you don't have to pay the money back. 

Scholarships are one of the best forms of financial aid because they don't have to be paid back. The scholarship money goes to pay for your education. 

Are you an ambitious, motivated and academically talented grade 7 scholar? If you have the potential, but you don’t see a path to participate in high-quality online schooling, this opportunity could be for you. 

The programme aims at fostering strong, internationally oriented higher education systems in Sub-Saharan Africa with the capacity to contribute to sustainable development.

To this end, scholarships are granted for development-related Master or doctoral studies for individuals who plan to pursue a career in teaching and / or research at a higher education institution in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Apply now to benefit from the GirlCode developer scholarship. 300 unemployed graduates have an opportunity to learn coding skills.

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Student Loans

Absa is one of four major banks in South Africa that offer student loans to students who are considering a bank loan as an option to fund their tertiary studies. Here are the requirements students have to meet in order to qualify for a student loan from Absa.  

 

 

FNB is one of four major banks in South Africa that offer student loans for those who need alternative ways to fund their tertiary education. The following provides a guide regarding the requirements needed to apply for an FNB student loan.

 

A student loan provides an alternative method to cover tertiary costs for students in need of university funding. The following reveals what a student who is looking to apply for tertiary loan funding can expect to have covered by their student loan.

 

Tertiary learning costs can be extremely expensive, but thankfully, there are a number of government funds for disadvantaged students to look into, and a number of bursary options available that apply to different sets of qualifications. However, when neither government nor bursary funding is made available, the student can also pursue a student loan. The following provides a guide for what a student may need when applying for a student loan.

 

Requesting a student loan is a serious commitment that needs careful consideration. Yes, you are investing in your future or your child’s future, but you should do it wisely. Here’s how you can pay back a Fundi loan.

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Finance Articles

University funding often causes a lot of stress and anxiety for students. The costs can be daunting especially if you need to cover accommodation fees too. University funding is often an integral part of the college application process. Students are often required to come up with an upfront registration fee before they are accepted into a course or program, which can be difficult if they do not have the necessary finances available at that time.

Unisa is an open distance e-learning university which reaches into places where other institutions do not, making a difference to everyone. Here are some ways to be funded if you choose to study at Unisa.

The Ikusasa Student Financial Aid Programme (ISFAP) Foundation NPC attracts investment into the future of our communities and the economy: its focus and practical approach is to support the ‘missing middle’ segment of students at public universities throughout South Africa.

Student Hero partners with educational institutions and funding providers to help you to learn about, apply and qualify for study funding from a single platform and at zero cost to you.

NSFAS students might have heard of Intellimali and might want to know even more. Here's some answers to the simple question of, 'what is intellimali'.

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