Report of the Ministerial Committee on the Review of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme


The purpose of the review of NSFAS is to assess the strengths and shortcomings of the current scheme and to advise the Minister on the short-, medium- and long-term needs for student financial aid to promote the twin goals of equity of access and providing free undergraduate education to students from working class and poor communities who cannot afford further or higher education.


Evaluation Number:
Report Approval:
Sunday, 31 January 2010
Wednesday, 13 February 2013
Initiated By:
Department of Higher Education and Training
Undertaken By:
Review Committee, Chairperson Professor M Balintulo
Evaluation Period:
February 2009- January 2010
Evaluation Area:
National Outcome:
National Outcome 5: A skilled and capable workforce to support an inclusive growth path.
Commissioned By:
Evaluation Type:
Evaluation Subject:
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Evaluation Documents

File Name
3 EQAT 20130317 rb_mb.pdf
National STudent Financial Aid Scheme.pdf

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