NSFAS to Introduce New Student Funding Model

Deputy President Paul Mashatile’s Optimism

Deputy President Paul Mashatile is optimistic that a groundbreaking proposal for a new student funding model will make its way to the Cabinet’s desk by the close of 2023. This proposed model is not only set to revolutionize the way student funding operates but also aims to address the pressing issue of the “missing middle” – students who fall through the financial aid cracks.

Government Commitment to Inclusivity

Responding to questions in the National Assembly, Deputy President Mashatile underscored the government’s unwavering commitment to inclusivity in education. The proposed funding model strives to cater to the needs of students who currently do not meet the eligibility criteria for National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) bursaries.

NSFAS to Introduce New Student Funding Model