Displaying items by tag: national student financial aid scheme (nsfas)

Higher Education and Training Minister, Dr Blade Nzimande, says the department and universities have reached another fee compact to ensure fee increases for the 2021 academic year are kept at affordable levels.

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Higher Education and Training Minister, Dr Blade Nzimande, says the department is not in a financial position to be able to support institutions to clear all the debt of fee-paying students.

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Cabinet has agreed that funding should be reprioritised from the Department of Higher Education and Training budget, in order to ensure that all deserving National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) students receive funding support for the 2021 academic year.

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Higher Education and Training Minister, Dr Blade Nzimande, says the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has been unable to finalise funding for new university students, as the scheme is facing a funding shortfall for 2021.

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The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has unfunded 5 000 students for the 2020 academic year, after an audit found that their household family income was above the R350 000 threshold.

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Tuesday, 04 August 2020 16:18

NSFAS officially opens applications for 2021

Higher Education, Science and Innovation Minister, Dr Blade Nzimande, on Monday officially opened the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) 2021 application cycle.

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The Higher Education, Science and Innovation Ministry is to make a substantial investment in the infrastructure and teaching resources of the Post-School Education and Training (PSET) sector.

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The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) says it has been receiving many grievances about the declined R350 grant applications, which did not meet the approval requirements.

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Final year students and those graduating in 2020 may return to campus under level 3 lockdown.

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Thursday, 23 April 2020 09:51

NSFAS students urged to open bank accounts

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has urged qualifying students to open bank accounts to ensure a more efficient disbursement of funds from institutions.

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