Universities ‘angry’ over student aid scheme non-payment

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme owes South African universities an estimated R1 billion (US$82 million) for students they enrolled last year, writes Prega Govender for the Times Select.

Times Select can reveal that financial aid office staff from various universities met with senior National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) staff recently, with one insider saying that “every single institution” raised their concerns over non-payment. “Some were very angry. NSFAS admitted universities were owed a lot of money and it’s a wake-up call,” said a senior university financial aid office employee.

A snap survey by Times Select found that 13 out of South Africa’s 26 universities are owed a staggering R987.7 million.
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