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Although the South African Union of Students welcomed the Higher Education Minister's recent speech, the union says there are a number of issues that remain unattended. Careers Portal caught up with SAUS Secretary, Lukhanyo Daweti, to get a sense of where the sector needs to make improvements including within NSFAS. 


Students are growing tired of the issues and inefficiencies presented to them due to the National Student Financial Aid Scheme. One such issue is NSFAS’ move to no longer fund postgrad degrees with the Wits SRC saying students are now in a worse position with NSFAS than they were before.

 


There could be many reasons which could lead to students losing their funding. Like any other established institution, NSFAS reserves the rights to ensure that all applicants have used the right processes to apply. Read further to find out about whether NSFAS can stop funding a student.


The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has received and processed 839 130 online and manual applications for funding for this year. The financial aid scheme has released their funding status report for this year.

 

 


The NSFAS bursary and the Funza Lushaka Bursary are two of the most popular funding options in the country when wanting to study further. If you're interested in knowing the difference between the two, keep reading.


The National Student Financial Aid Scheme, what we know as NSFAS, provides bursaries to students taking their education further. This funding extends further than just your fees. To know if NSFAS will fund students from Sefako Makgatho University, keep reading.


If you're planning to study at Varsity College or already are, you might be questioning whether NSFAS will cover your fees for you. We have the answer so keep reading to find out.


Students at the Central University of Technology are demanding that the University disburses their NSFAS allowances as well as other demands in the interest of students. The University has announced that they will be suspending classes as well.


Nursing is a very popular career choice for people looking to begin their careers. If you're looking to study nursing and wondering whether you'll be funded by NSFAS, keep reading.


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.


Are you planning your higher education journey and wondering if NSFAS will cover the course you want to study? Today we'll be giving you a breakdown of the courses NSFAS does not fund.


Students, and future students, of the University of Fort Hare might be wondering whether their studies will be funded by NSFAS should they apply. Here are some answers along with some valuable information.


Student debt is only one of the issues we need fixing in the higher education system. The Department of Higher Education is said to be working on it, will we ever see any solutions being presented?


Early this year, students started hearing that their postgraduate studies won't be funded as they thought they would after NSFAS said that they no longer fund postgrad qualifications. This obviously left many students with little to no options.


Eagerly waiting for that NSFAS announcement saying you can now go ahead and apply? Well, you won’t have to wait much longer. Keep reading to find out when NSFAS applications for 2022 will open.


We've heard the term 'missing middle' come up frequently when speaking about higher education and funding but what does it mean? Sifanele Biyela, Regional Project Manager at Ikusasa Student Financial Aid Programme, explains what the 'missing middle' is.


South Africa seems short when it comes to missing middle funding. This is where ISFAP comes in. Sifanele Biyela, Regional Project Manager at Ikusasa Student Financial Aid Programme, explains the difference between ISFAP and NSFAS. 


Wits' Student Representative Council has announced that the University has agreed to pay the fees of LLB students who were hurt by NSFAS' decision to no longer fund the qualification. NSFAS made the decision early this year that they would no longer be funding postgraduate qualifications.


Sometimes, NSFAS is a bit delayed when it comes to making payments and this sometimes includes paying students' registration fees. Students then sometimes have to pay this fee themselves. Keep reading to find out if NSFAS will pay this back.

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