NSFAS pleads with students to apply for funding before deadline

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme is encouraging students to apply for funding before the 30th of November. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - The National Student Financial Scheme (NSFAS) is pleading with students to apply for funding before 30 November deadline.

The financial aid scheme is embarking on an outreach programme to encourage learners to apply.

READ: NSFAS reports R7bn irregular expenditure for 2018

NSFAS has faced challenges with students complaining about the lack of funding in different institutions.

“If you go to the rural areas properly and into small towns, how little people know about NSFAS, so students will tells us that it’s the first time that they hear about NSFAS and when we explain to them you could see that the hope has started to flare up in their eyes,” said NSFAS Administrator Dr Randall Carolissen.

“We have been working with the Department of Basic Education to inculcate into the Life Orientation course. It is clear that it doesn’t reach students.”

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eNCA