Another chance for students  to reapply for NSFAS help

By Drum Digital
20 February 2017

There have been new developments as the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has decided to appeal to students who still wish to be enrolled in universities and technical and vocational education and training (TVET) colleges to reapply.

There have been new developments as the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has decided to appeal to students who still wish to be enrolled in universities and technical and vocational education and training (TVET) colleges to reapply.

Over 53 000 students were turned down by the funding scheme, but now they can make second attempts to reapply by Tuesday 28 February for reviewing of their documents.

NSFAS chairperson Sizwe Nxasana said they had approved a total of 309 788 students for universities and TVET colleges, but would add 100 000 more.

"Given the completion of some 2016 academic year examinations in January 2017 in certain universities, there are also more qualifying students whose results are being evaluated which will also increase the numbers of funded university students," Nxasana said in a statement.

He said 2017 would mark the first year they are fully rolling out the Student-Centred Model to universities and TVET colleges.

Unsuccessful students can lodge an appeal by downloading an application form on the NSFAS website, filling it in and e-mailing it – together with their recommendations – to appeals@nsfas.org.za

Appeals should reach NSFAS on or before Tuesday 28 February.

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