Student Loans: NSFAS Opens New Applications

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) on Tuesday announced the opening of online applications for financial aid for next year.

NSFAS is funding qualifying students who would need government bursaries to further their studies at 25 public universities or 50 Technical and Vocational Education and Training colleges.

Higher education minister, Blade Nzimande, said he had satisfied himself that NSFAS was ready to receive new applications.

The higher education, science, and technology minister said NSFAS was also ready to start the “process of checking students who are already in the system for purposes of allocation for the new year”.

Higher education minister, Blade Nzimande, said he had satisfied himself that NSFAS was ready to receive new applications