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NSFAS laptop allowance

NSFAS has launched a Digital Learning Device Project which allows students who are funded by NSFAS. The laptops will be paid for from their learning material allowance.


NSFAS launched their Digital Learning Device Programme to help students access online learning and has since delivered thousands of these devices to students across the higher education sector. Now, deliveries of laptops are still underway with further negotiations happening.


If you ordered your laptop from your tertiary institution but have not received it yet and wondering if you need to resubmit an online request to NSFAS. Then scroll down to find out what you need to do.


Answering questions about the NSFAS laptop, NSFAS has said that it does not come with training and what would happen instead. They also gave insight into what you should do after you receive one.


A few months ago, we finally saw moves being made for students to order NSFAS laptops which were promised to them last year. Now, NSFAS is said to have more than 90 000 laptops ready for delivery.


NSFAS has only received 15 000 orders for NSFAS laptops. They do however expect for this number to increase as more students receive laptops. NSFAS was initially supposed to start delivering laptops in April.


Across higher education institutions, we've seen laptops being distributed to students to make online learning more accessible and NSFAS has also promised to deliver laptops to beneficiaries. However, will Unisa students get laptops from NSFAS as well? Here's what we know.


If you have not yet ordered your online learning device (laptop) from NSFAS yet we have the information documents you need to confirm your order. The rollout has begun, so if you need a laptop, order online now. 


NSFAS is now urging beneficiaries to order their laptops online as they begin the rollout of devices which was promised in early 2020. This is to help students gain access to online learning.


The Minister in charge of Higher Education, Blade Nzimande, has said that work is being done to patch up the holes when it comes to students across South Africa accessing online learning. This includes NSFAS laptops and connectivity issues.


Higher Education Minister, Blade Nzimande, gave updates on NSFAS laptops, NSFAS allowances and funding, Unisa and many other topics which are currently being discussed in Higher Education. This is in response to a list of demands submitted to the Minister by the South African Union of Students.


NSFAS provides bursaries to individuals financial aid to students from poor and working class families. NSFAS is a well-rounded bursary which covers many things. Is one of those things a laptop?


Minister of Higher Education, Blade Nzimande, has said that they expect NSFAS to start delivering laptops in March. The Department is also working to make data more accessible to students.


The University of Cape Town has announced a number of measures to assist residence students who have been told that they must return home at short notice. This includes the payment today, 16th March, of NSFAS travel allowances to those students who qualify, to assist them in paying for the cost of returning to their homes.

 

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