Does NSFAS Pay For Damelin College Courses?



NSFAS is a public institution that funds college and university students from low-income families, however, is Damelin College included in these tertiary institutions?

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) bursary focuses on funding public institutions of higher education such as public universities and TVET colleges. NSFAS aims to give an opportunity to underprivileged students who might not otherwise afford to fund their tertiary studies.

Damelin is a private institution which unfortunately means that Damelin students won’t be able to receive funding from NSFAS.

Students who attend Damelin College may have other bursary options to fund their studies.

Public tertiary institutions are mainly government focused and therefore the government claims the responsibility to ensure smooth processes. 

Whereas private colleges like Dameline have stakeholders whose focus is on education and profit-making to keep operations running smoothly.

Public institutions receive funding from NSFAS and private colleges are independent of the government. However, this does not mean that there are no other forms of funding for students who attend private institutions.

These students may consider Fundi Educational Loans or loans from South African banks. 

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