Tag: National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) | www.nsfas.org.za

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme is a South African government student financial aid scheme that provides financial aid to poor undergraduate students to help pay for the cost of their tertiary education after finishing high school. It is funded by the Department of Higher Education and Training.

NSFAS

NSFAS Details

  • Formed: 1996
  • Preceding Scheme: Tertiary Education Fund of South Africa
  • Jurisdiction: Government of South Africa
  • Headquarters: Wynberg, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Employees: 399
  • Annual budget: ZAR30 billion (2018)
  • Minister responsible: Blade Nzimande, Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology
  • Parent department: Department of Higher Education and Training
  • Key documents: NSFAS Act 1999, Higher Education Act 1991
  • Website: www.nsfas.org.za

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