NFSAS to Benefit University and TVET Colleges

Nzimande confirmed that university students who meet NFSAS means test will not pay upfront payments when registering for the 2016 academic year

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande‚ speaking amidst a resumption of #FeesMustFall protests‚ confirmed that university students who meet the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) means test will not pay upfront payments when registering for the 2016 academic year.

Nzimande told a press briefing that his Department is committed to realising South Africans’ right to Higher Education and Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET).

“We have resolved the zero percent fee increment for 2016 with universities‚ which amounted to R2.33 billion, adding that government has committed an additional R6.912 billion funding to support university education in the system.

To read the article titled, “Student aid for 205 000 at universities and 200 000 at TVET colleges,” click here.

Source: 
Sowetan

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