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The evolution of National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) funding

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dc.date.accessioned 2019-04-04 en
dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-19T12:24:39Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-19T12:24:39Z
dc.date.issued 2019-04-04 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/13768
dc.description Labour Market Intelligent Partnership (LMIP) Policy brief; 22 en
dc.description.abstract The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) plays an important role in increasing the number of opportunities for entry into the higher education system in South Africa. A study offering an overview of the demographics and performance of NSFAS beneficiaries at public universities over the period 2000 to 2012 reveals that the number of NSFAS recipients grew by 260% to cover 20% of all university students. The NSFAS has been particularly successful at targeting women and African, Coloured and Indian students. While historically disadvantaged students have benefited, there are some differences in the size of awards received across races. Trends that are encouraging include a positive association between NSFAS award sizes and student performance, as measured by both the 'subject pass rate' and the likelihood of passing all subjects. This trend is slightly stronger at historically black institutions (HBIs) than at historically white institutions (HWIs). en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject FUNDING en
dc.title The evolution of National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) funding en
dc.type Policy Briefs en
dc.BudgetYear 2018/19 en
dc.ResearchGroup Education and Skills Development en
dc.ArchiveNumber 10856 en
dc.URL http://ktree.hsrc.ac.za/doc_read_all.php?docid=21381 en
dc.outputnumber 9912 en
dc.bibliographictitle Bhorat, H., Kimani, M. & Pillay, N. (2018) The evolution of National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) funding. (Labour Market Intelligent Partnership (LMIP) Policy brief; 22). en
dc.publicationyear 2018 en
dc.contributor.author1 Bhorat, H. en
dc.contributor.author2 Kimani, M. en
dc.contributor.author3 Pillay, N. en

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