NSFAS applications open, budget has been raised to R42 billion in 2021

Higher Education, Science and Innovation Minister Dr Blade Nzimande announced the opening of National Student Financial Aid Scheme applications for the 2022 academic year on 28 October 2021. Nzimande also said that funding to public universities and TVET colleges had increased from R20 billion in 2018 to R42 billion in 2021.