Get ready for 2018!
applications for financial aid for all Grade 12 learners, including out-of-school young people, unemployed youth, public university and technical and vocational education and training (TVET) college students opened on 1 August.
Youth who qualify to enter the post-school education system but cannot afford to finance their studies can apply before the closing date of 30 November 2017.
The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has partnered with the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) to enable students to apply at any of the 15 NYDA branches nationwide or at over 50 local youth offices.
The local youth offices are located within local government facilities, in all nine provinces, which makes it easier for youth - who cannot access or use internet facilities - to apply for funding.
The partnership has also created short-term employment for 115 previously unemployed graduates, from all nine provinces.