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NSFAS

NSFAS is the National Student Financial Aid Scheme which is a government loan and bursary fund for students.  NSFAS bursary applications and registrations are open in the later part of the year for students who want to study in the next calendar year.


The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) was established in 1991 and replaced the Tertiary Education Fund of South Africa (TEFSA) in 1999 with the gazetting of the NSFAS Act of 1999. NSFAS is fully supported by the Department of Education and training. The main aim of NSFAS is to provide financial support to eligible students to help pay for the cost of their tertiary education at any TVET college or University.


NSFAS has issued and another fraud alert, something which seems to always be happening. It is therefore important that NSFAS beneficiaries are extra careful when it comes to their NSFAS accounts.


Are you wondering if NSFAS funds foreign students? Keep on reading to find out who qualifies for their bursary.


The South African Students Congress wants students to be provided with further support following the Minister's announcement that 2021 NSFAS applications will not be reopening. 


Minister of Higher Education, Blade Nzimande, has said that they expect NSFAS to start delivering laptops in March. The Department is also working to make data more accessible to students.


Minister of Higher Education, Blade Nzimande, announced that NSFAS will not be taking late applications from students wanting to be funded for the 2021 academic year.


NSFAS provides fully subsidised free higher education and training for poor and working class South Africans. Here are the postgraduate qualifications they will fund.


NSFAS applicants for 2021 have been urged to submit their outstanding documents to complete their applications. 


Deciding how to fund your studies can be tricky, which is why we have cleared up the difference between NSFAS and Fundi for you.


The Democratic Alliance is on a mission to get further details when it comes to Unisa's decision to reduce the number of new students accepted in 2021. They are also calling out NSFAS saying that students shouldn't pay the price for their poor administration.

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