By the end of November last year, the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) received over half a million first-time applicants, with the numbers expected to increase once TVET college students have registered.
Late applications for universities are not allowed.
Nickolaus Bauer spoke to NSFAS Administrator, Dr Randall Carolissen to find out more.
It is up 23% from last year but this was a concerted effort by the NSFAS team to go exactly into the rural areas and small towns, and identify vulnerable students.— Dr Randall Carolissen, Administrator - NSFAS
So far we have declared 400,000 eligible. The rest still have documents that are outstanding and about 30,000 do not qualify at the moment but we are doing a rework on that as well.— Dr Randall Carolissen, Administrator - NSFAS
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