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Money management tips for students

Good money management is about forming healthy habits early on.

According to financial instructor, Bola Sokunbi planning is the key to managing your money well. Setting financial goals and creating a plan is a good place to start.

In her video 'How to manage your money as a college student' she highlights some of the areas that students should consider as they begin to plan for the future.

Embrace the B-word

Do you get a stipend or a student allowance? Even if your income is low you can implement a budget.

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NSFAS: What is NSFAS?

If you’ve been looking for funding for your studies, you may have come across the the term NSFAS. You may be wondering: what is NSFAS? Let’s take a look at what NSFAS is and what it can do for you.

NSFAS: What is NSFAS?

NSFAS, or National Student Financial Aid Scheme, was established according to the National Student Financial Aid Scheme Act of 1999 and incorporated Tertiary Education Fund of South Africa (TEFSA), which stopped operating in 2000.

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NSFAS: How to Apply Online

If you’re looking for funding for your studies, you probably know you need to go through NSFAS.

Applications for funding in 2019 are closed.  The date for applying for 2020 studies has not been released. We will publicise it as soon as the date is announced.

You may be a little confused as to how to apply though, so here’s a quick guide on how to apply for NSFAS online.

Get your certified supporting documents ready.

You will need:

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NSFAS: Student Centered Model

You may have read recently that NSFAS would be changing the way applications worked. The organisation has adopted what they call a Student Centered Model, completely overhauling the applications system. So what does this mean for you?

NSFAS: What is the Student Centered Model?

The idea behind the Student Centered Model is that students will no longer apply for financial aid through their colleges or universities. Instead, students apply directly to NSFAS and bursaries are awarded after an evaluation of the application.

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