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The Minister in charge of Higher Education, Blade Nzimande, has the task of finding resolutions to all the issues students have been protesting about for years. He has now made it clear that there is no free higher education for all as government has previously said that they can't afford it.


ISFAP is the Ikusasa Student Financial Aid Programme, a bursary scheme that is targeted towards the missing middle. A question you might be asking is if they will fund you if you are a SASSA beneficiary, here's the answer.


ISFAP provides bursaries to missing middle students. However, will they fund students who are studying online? Here's the answer.


Minister in charge of Higher Education, Blade Nzimande, has said that the national shutdown needs to end. However, his comments during a parliamentary meeting has lead students to criticise him further and call for him to be fired.


The Minister of Higher Education, Blade Nzimande, continues to emphasise that government has met it's side of the deal when it comes to free education. Students all over South Africa were protesting for free education and for historic debt to be wiped. 


ISFAP refers to the Ikusasa Student Financial Aid Programme which is a bursary scheme that is targeted towards the missing middle. You might be wondering whether they'll pay your registration fee if you're approved. Keep reading to find out.


Missing middle students continue to struggle with financial aid and being financially excluded. The state requires a national system to be implemented for this problem to be solved. 


The Ikusasa Student Financial Aid Programme, you can call it ISFAP, is a bursary awarded to students who struggle to find funding due to falling under the missing middle. Now, do they fund TVET students? Keep reading to find out.


The start of the academic years signals a lot of conversations about to begin. With historical debt, NSFAS and registration issues and now with a pandemic at play, the start of the 2021 academic year has already been bumpy.


ISFAP is a bursary scheme which targets the missing middle in universities. Keep reading to find out which courses and universities this bursary funds. 


Ikusasa Student Financial Aid Programme (ISFAP) is a bursary for students who require financial support to study at a tertiary institution. Which you may think sounds similar to NSFAS, well keep on reading to find out if ISFAP replaces NSFAS.


If you're wanting to study further but fall under the missing middle category, direct your attention to ISFAP. ISFAP could be your next funding solution.


The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) provides fully subsidised free higher education and training for poor and working class South Africans. So does NSFAS still provide book vouchers now that students are making use of online learning? Keep reading to find out. 


As we approach the beginning of the 2021 academic year, the National Student Financial Aid Scheme is of course a hot topic. The NSFAS CEO has made it clear that NSFAS will be disbursing allowances for 2021 and also explained what NSFAS is doing to help the missing middle.


The effects of the Covid-19 pandemic has put universities and their students under immense financial strain and the SRC at the University of Witwatersrand would like to raise funds in order to tackle student debt. 


The Student Representative Council at the University of the Witwatersrand, better known as Wits, has said there are more students than ever before at risk of financial exclusions. The University has responded and said that it supports the SRC in helping financially vulnerable students.


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Wits has secured a donation of R150 million so that deserving students who are part of the missing middle can get support. The missing middle are those students who can't afford to pay their fees out of pocket but don't qualify for government funding.


Students have started a petition urging NSFAS and the Higher Education Minister to meet in the middle and provide support to those who are seen as "too rich to qualify for NSFAs but too poor to pay their fees", the missing middle. This comes after a mostly negative response to NSFAS' decision to unfund thousands of students.


NSFAS making the decision to pull the funding from thousands of students has not  been going down well. The EFF Students Command are now giving their response to this position taken by NSFAS, which speaks on the possibility of financial exclusions, by also pointing the finger at NSFAS Administrator, Randall Carolissen, who supports the financial aid scheme's decision.

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