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The National Student Financial Aid has advised students to be aware that it has not yet opened its applications for the 2022 academic year.


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.


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. 


Students who are studying teaching or prospective education students who require funding, this one is for you. The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) could possibly be able to assist you with your funding needs. If not, we have another option too. 


NSFAS provides bursaries to poor and working class students and this includes those that wish to attend or are attending a TVET College. Keep reading to find out which NSFAS allowances TVET students get.


With very short notice after NSFAS announced that they would no longer be funding postgraduate qualification, PGCE students were left without funding. Thousands of students are now calling for NSFAS to reverse this decision and fund PGCE students again.


Almost 30 000 NSFAS students are in debt and must pay their Universities, according to the Democratic Alliance. They have said that this is due to inefficiencies at NSFAS.


Recently NSFAS has discovered that there are over a million students that are eligible for funding. The high number of students can come as a challenge to the organization but, they say that they are working to continue to fund as many students as they possibly can. 


The delay seen in disbursing NSFAS allowances to Unisa students even went as far as a petition being started. The University has now addressed the delays and has given dates for when students should expect their NSFAS allowances.


NSFAS has now set up many goals in hopes to improve operations at the financial aid scheme. They have also brought in a NSFAS board which has now been operating for five months.


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.


The issue of postgrad funding has been a major issue for a while now and NSFAS has added fuel to that fire. NSFAS has said that they will not fund any postgrad qualifications anymore as there are not enough resources available to do so.


Many students across the country have complained that NSFAS has not been paying their allowances. The financial aid scheme has now explained why this is happening and what will happen.


The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) offers support to students with disabilities, assisting them by not only covering their tuition but also other living expenses. NSFAS offers disable student a number of assistive allowances to ensure a comfortable academic experience. 


The issue of missing middle funding, along with postgraduate funding, is ongoing. The Minister of Higher Education is now pushing for NSFAS to introduce a loan scheme to support these categories of students.


Students who had their higher education funded by NSFAS are now being encouraged to pay back their student loans. NSFAS has been criticised for their administration and lack of efficiency.


Reports have revealed that there are hundreds of thousands of students who don't actually exist who are having allowances and tuition fees being paid to them. If you constrast this with the issue of existing students still waiting for their first batch of NSFAS allowances to be paid, it would definitely cause frustration in many.


Students living with disabilities can receive financial support for their studies through the National Student Financial Aid Scheme, better known as NSFAS. To learn more about how NSFAS works for students with disabilities, keep reading.


You might be planning to study at Mangosuthu University of Technology and you're trying to figure out how you're going to pay your fees. So you've heard of the NSFAS bursary but do they cover MUT students? We have the answer and more for you.


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