NSFAS has spent R4.2bn in upfront payments on students, says Nzimande

2020-03-26 17:34

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme has made provisional funding available to more than 400 000 students for the 2020 academic year.

Protests over unpaid NSFAS allowances stop education across SA

2020-03-10 06:04

A month after universities and colleges started the 2020 academic year, protests at various institutions across the country have led to the suspension of numerous classes, while some institutions have resumed teaching, GroundUp reports.

Protesting NMU students blockade campus entrance over registration, accommodation

2020-02-17 21:35

Students at the Nelson Mandela University in Port Elizabeth protest and blockade the entrance to the institution’s South Campus over registration and accommodation.

Government deaf to the plight of 'missing middle' students

2020-02-04 14:52

Daily, social media is flooded with requests for funding by non-NSFAS students on the brink of financial exclusion at tertiary institutions, because they're unable to raise the money needed to cover historical debt so that they can continue with their studies.

KZN Unisa students take to the streets to protest NSFAS exclusions

2020-01-28 21:37

Dozens of students from Unisa's Pietermaritzburg campus blockaded a nearby road with burning tyres and garbage as they protest against being excluded from NSFAS funding, GroundUp reports.

North-West University students told to vacate Mahikeng campus 'until further notice' after violence

2020-01-28 09:52

Students at the North-West University's Mahikeng campus have been asked to vacate the premises after the institution closed the campus.

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.


CPUT has been paid, says NSFAS as protests continue over no-payment claims

2020-03-12 17:26

The National Students Financial Aid Scheme says it has paid what it owes the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, which is why it is meeting student leaders and university administrators on Thursday to investigate claims that the money did not get to all students.

Uitenhage students close down college, demand NSFAS allowances

2020-02-19 21:37

More than 100 boycotting students have stormed out of the High Street and Park Avenue campuses at the Eastcape Midlands TVET College in Uitenhage.

NSFAS set to write off debt of more students, says administrator

2020-02-11 20:25

During a visit by Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande to NSFAS' offices in Cape Town, the scheme's administrator, Randall Carolissen, explained what had happened to the almost R1bn the department had announced in March last year to settle the debt of qualifying students.

'No need for shutdown', says Nzimande as student union vows not to back down

2020-01-29 13:03

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande says there is no need for the disruption of registration at universities across the country, but a student union vows to continue its shutdown.

Top 2019 matriculant can't afford to study further, doesn't qualify for NSFAS funding

2020-01-28 13:04

Triphin Mudzvengi, 18, achieved distinctions in seven subjects but her parents are battling to raise her tuition fees to study at the University of the Witwatersrand.

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.

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