Historic debt for students who don't qualify for NSFAS can't be erased - Nzimande

2020-01-26 21:27

NSFAS-qualifying students who carry debt from 2019 will be allowed to register at universities, provided they sign an acknowledgement of debt form.

'I didn't mean to offend anybody' - Unisa lecturer after series of tweets attacking NSFAS recipients

2019-10-30 18:57

A senior lecturer at the University of South Africa has apologised for "embarrassing herself" after lashing out at National Student Financial Aid Scheme recipients at the institution on social media.

NSFAS yet to table annual report, says concerned parliamentary committee

2019-10-16 18:21

The Portfolio Committee on Higher Education, Science and Technology is concerned that the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is yet to table its annual report for the 2018/19 financial year.

Students demand to know where their NSFAS allowances are

2019-07-28 11:02

Students at Eastcape Midlands College TVET are accusing the college of failing to use NSFAS and government funding appropriately by withholding students' allowances and failing to supply new textbooks.

WATCH: UFS financial head 'assaulted' by angry students

2019-05-23 10:09

The financial head of the University of the Free State has allegedly been assaulted by angry students on the university's Bloemfontein campus.

Use central application system to enrol at universities, unplaced students urged

2019-01-22 17:25

Higher Education Deputy Minister Buti Manamela is encouraging students to use the Central Application Clearing House instead of applying in person at universities.

Former NSFAS CEO Steven Zwane: 'I was not fired'

2018-10-06 15:00

Steven Zwane, former chief executive of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme, says he was not fired.

NSFAS concludes ‘successful testing’ of online application system ahead of 2019 cycle

2018-09-02 21:30

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme tested its "improved" online application system on the eve of the opening of the 2019 applications cycle, which opens on Monday.

NSFAS payments backlog cleared after R1.2bn payout

2018-08-31 17:00

The scheme says the money paid out has cleared a backlog of payments to more than 25 000 students.

NSFAS applications for 2019 to open on Monday - Pandor

2018-08-30 12:05

Applications for 2019 NSFAS funding will open on September 3, Higher Education and Training Minister Naledi Pandor has announced.


Trial of student who received R14m of NSFAS money postponed because of exams

2019-11-12 09:27

The court case against Walter Sisulu University student Sibongile Mani - who accidentally received more than R14m from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme and went on a spending spree in 2017 - has been postponed to allow her to complete her exams.

Scopa reads NSFAS, SA Express and Alexkor the riot act over late financial statements

2019-10-30 17:15

The standing committee on public accounts (Scopa) says the board of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has failed South Africa, rejected a report by South African Express and raised concerns about Alexkor.

NSFAS staffers arrested for allegedly stealing student funds

2019-10-09 15:41

NSFAS says that that three of its employees have been arrested in Cape Town for allegedly diverting students' money into their own accounts.

'We are tired of lip service, NSFAS' - students march to financial aid headquarters

2019-06-19 18:49

Students were at pains to point out that protests across several campuses in the country were the scene of protest action at the start of the year, but they say said demands have not been addressed.

NSFAS approves funding for 300 000 students, rejects 65 000

2019-01-23 15:33

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme has approved funding to more than 300 000 students for the year 2019, while turning down 65 000.

Born in SA but not a citizen - matriculant's university hopes 'shattered'

2018-11-27 08:08

Time is running out for Ebenezer Odei to get the funding he needs to be able to attend university in 2019. Odei was born in South Africa in 2000, but does not have permanent residence status.

NSFAS CEO resigns on first day of disciplinary hearing

2018-10-05 14:17

NSFAS CEO Steven Zwane has reached a “termination agreement”, the organisation has said.

Student aid scheme CEO offered R1.7m to quit

2018-09-02 10:11

Steven Zwane was allegedly made an offer of R1.7m, to be accepted within 48 hours, to exit his job as the CEO of the national student financial aid scheme Nsfas.

Exams postponed at King Sabata college over NSFAS funding

2018-08-31 16:16

Protests over NSFAS allowances at King Sabata college have led to management postponing exams.

Treasury slams excess cash on NSFAS books

2018-08-21 13:36

The appointment of an administrator at the National Student Financial Aid Scheme can help reduce its backlog of payments due to students, a Parliamentary committee has heard.

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