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NSFAS Money Has Students Worried

NSFAS Money Has Students Worried. TVET students begin registering at TVET colleges as anxiety rises following the announcement that returners must pay 30% of tuition fees for 2024 to Capricorn TVET College in Seshego.

NSFAS Outstanding Fees Requirement

NSFAS unexpectedly asks students to pay 30% of the amount owed, raising concerns among those who never received allowances. Lorraine Maja, 23, expresses surprise pointing out the lack of follow-up on allowances.

Risk of Forced Withdrawal

In the face of debts over R25,000, students may be unable to register and may drop out if they are unable to make payments. Jacob Letsoalo, 22, highlights the predicament of low-income families, inquiring how parents will manage financially.

Threat of Protest

In response to the frustration of students, the college management has been warned of possible protests. Students urge dialogue to resolve the matter, emphasizing the possibility of affecting impoverished students’ access to higher education.

College Response

Despite financial constraints, Madire Mashabela denies turning away students at Capricorn TVET College. In order to resolve this issue, he emphasizes the importance of negotiation processes accompanied by parents and guardians, pointing to a backlog of historical debts owed by students that did not meet NSFAS funding requirements.

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Conclusion

Capricorn TVET College’s financial problems reveal the broader challenges with NSFAS disbursements. The looming threat of forced withdrawal raises urgent concerns, demanding swift solutions and fair access to education.

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