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NSFAS made the decision to pull the funding from over 5000 students earlier this year. The financial aid scheme is now said to have reversed it for hundreds of students. NSFAS has received a lot of backlash following this action but is supported by the Minister.


The Minister of Higher Education has re-addressed the situation where NSFAS pulled the funding of 5000 students. NSFAS and the Department received a lot of scrutiny after this process and were seen as irresponsible and an attack on the missing middle.


NSFAS pulled the funding from 5000 students and the Minister of Higher Education has said that these students will have legal action taken against them. Nzimande says that everyone, even students, should be held accountable for corruption.


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.


News broke of NSFAS pulling funding from thousands of students. This might sound like a horror but once the full story is known, you might change your mind. NSFAS provides funding to students who are in positions where affording student fees is not a reality.

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