Free Education in 2018 – Unisa and NSFAS Takes the Lead

Less than two weeks after President Zuma announced free education for poor and working-class students, Unisa has outlined the processexplaining how qualifying first-time students can study for free in 2018.

Who can Apply?

Although the NSFAS applications for 2018 funding is already closed, Unisa will give you the opportunity to apply for NSFAS funding at the same time as you Register for your 2018 studies.

You can apply for NSFAS funding (free studies) from 3 January 2018 till 26 January, as part of your Unisa Registration.

This process is ONLY for first-time students. And the criteria are:

  1. This is the first time you register for a higher education course,
  2. You are applying for an undergraduate qualification,
  3. Your total household income is less than R350 000 per year,
  4. You are a South African citizen with a SA ID document

When Will You Know if you Got the Funding?

Students who register for first semester modules, will be informed by the middle of February.

Students who register for year modules, will be informed by the middle of April.

If you are successful, then your student fee account with Unisa will be adjusted once the NSFAS grant has been processed.

Where to Get Your Matric Results?

Online you can get your results from the website of the Department of Education.
The IEB Matric Exam Results will be available on the IEB website.

About the Author:

Jan Badenhorst works as the CEO of Skills Academy. Skills Academy offers Home Study Courses to people who never completed Matric, or who cannot get entry into Universities.