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.

Five ways to fix student loans – fast. Expert insights on ending university crisis

2016-10-06 13:41

Philosophy lecturer George Hull offers five steps that can be taken immediately to fix student loans so that they work for students and the state.

Matthew Lester goes back 30yrs: #FeesMustFall – where’s the private sector?

2015-11-10 07:31

The question was never going to be if, but rather when will the private sector get dragged into the #FeesMustFall debate, says Matthew Lester.


Choose a student loan over personal loan

2017-04-23 13:43

I recently met a woman who had taken on a R50 000 personal loan from a bank to pay for her daughter’s university fees. When I asked her why she had not opted for a student loan instead, she said she felt that she was responsible for her daughter’s education.

Short-term debt relief for poor students

2015-12-16 09:20

The Presidential Task Team set up to investigate solutions to the #feesmustfall movement has recommended making R2,3 billion available to universities and higher education institutions.

9 tips to manage your student loan

2014-06-03 11:44

Worried about paying back your student loan? Here's 9 key tips to ensure the loan does not have a severe impact on your financial future.

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