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Exploring the Challenges of First-Year Student Funding: An Intra-Institutional Case Study
Journal of Student Affairs in Africa
Amongst the first of the challenges facing prospective first-year university students is the need to procure funding for their studies. Indeed, demand for funding for students to access higher education far exceeds supply in South Africa. One solution has been the creation of a government loan scheme, the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS), but this scheme does not cover all students. Outside of NSFAS, student bursary funding remains limited and universities are being increasinglydoi:10.24085/jsaa.v6i1.3063 fatcat:cdqng5wnpffjhlwrbhmrmd3cvm