Student Representative Council (SRC) presidents from across the country met with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) last week on student funding matters. A number of resolutions were made in a bid to enable a greater number of students to register in time for the start of lectures countrywide.
The resolutions effectively enable hundreds more students at the various universities, including Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU), to go ahead with registration, provided that they meet the necessary academic requirements, are awaiting NSFAS funding confirmation and there is still place in their chosen programmes.
First year students who applied for NSFAS and are awaiting confirmation of funding
First year students who completed their studies in Quintile 1, 2 and 3 schools (no-fee paying schools) and who are indicated as NSFAS “Awaiting availability of funds” can proceed with registration
Students who come from families that receive a South African Social Service Agency grant and who are indicated as NSFAS “Awaiting availability of funds” can proceed to registration.
Returning students who received NSFAS funding in 2016 and signed the loan agreement form last year, who have passed 50% of their modules and meet the NSFAS completion requirement, can proceed with registration
The 2016 cohort of Zero expected family contribution (EFC) students who continue to be academically deserving can go ahead with registration
Students who fall within the University-defined missing middle (those whose household is not more than R300 000) and received exemption from the minimum down payment in 2016, who are
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