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The NSFAS proposal for funding sparked controversy last week after it was misunderstood by a number of students who thought the scheme is considering increasing the pass figure of 50% to 75% to qualify for funding. After the financial aid scheme clarified the confusion, youth organisations are now demanding more than just clarity.

 


The Walter Sisulu University student who has been accused of theft after mistakenly receiving millions in funding from NSFAS is soon due to receive a verdict on her case, which has proceeded for three years.


As institutions of higher learning across the country prepare for their final exams, the Durban University of Technology (DUT) looks to have a different focus as students embark on a protest.

 


The government has been able to increase its contribution to the Department of Higher Education. Nsfas spokesperson discussed what this means for beneficiaries of its bursary scheme.


With the 2022 NSFAS applications having kicked off earlier this week, the bursary scheme has addressed some concerns students have regarding their university applications and the closing date of NSFAS applications.


NSFAS CEO, Andile Nongongo has unpacked the significance of the first unqualified clean audit received by the institution since 2017. Nongogo was appointed by the Minister of Higher Education and Training, Blade Nzimande, as the  NSFAS Chief Executive Officer in November 2020. 


NSFAS has received an unqualified audit opinion with findings from the Auditor General of South Africa. The NSFAS Chairperson also spoke on the audit as well as what it meant for NSFAS 2022 funding.


NSFAS applications usually open in September every year which would lead to many students assuming that applications are now open. NSFAS has now addressed this.


NSFAS pulling funding for postgraduate qualifications hit many students hard this year. Now, NSFAS has said that they are looking to raise funds and find donors to fund postgraduate qualifications.


Unisa students experience University in a way other Universities do due to them being a distance University. The question we could then ask is, how much do Unisa students get from NSFAS for NSFAS allowances?


Are you trying to secure funding from NSFAS for your Unisa course but you're unsure whether NSFAS will pay for it? Keep reading to find out whether NSFAS funds Unisa courses. 


If you are interested in studying at the College of Cape Town and wondering if their courses are covered by NSFAS, then keep reading.


NSFAS is one of the first financial aid options one thinks of when you're planning to study. If you're studying at the University of the Free State or you're planning to, keep reading to find out if NSFAS will fund your studies.


Are you attending Sol Plaatje University or you're planning to in the future? Trying to figure out how you're going to pay your fees? Here's whether you'll be covered by the NSFAS bursary.


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.

 


NSFAS has disbursed NSFAS allowances for students for the months of March To July to Universities.


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.


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