Students are urged to apply for funding as soon as possible.
Applications for student loans for 2019 have officially opened.
Ready! Set! Go! Morning fam. NSFAS 2019 applications are open. You can now apply at home, through any internet facilities or via cellphones from 03 September 2018. Please remember to attach all your supporting documents. pic.twitter.com/uTHjQGojOp
— NSFAS (@myNSFAS) September 3, 2018
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.”