2019 NSFAS applications have officially opened

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Students are urged to apply for funding as soon as possible.
Applications for student loans for 2019 have officially opened.


NSFAS has come under fire recently after it confirmed that it was dealing with a payment backlog from 2017 and early this year.

Student organisations have criticised the system for disadvantaging those who depend on it to endure at tertiary institutions.

NSFAS spokesperson Kagisho Mamabolo says: “Learners shouldn’t wait for their matric results to apply. Our funding goes to everybody who meets our criteria. Don’t wait for the last minute. If you apply this week, you’re likely to get feedback in four weeks’ time.”

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