NSFAS said: “We note the post on Twitter stating that students who receive the R350 Sassa grant relief do not qualify for NSFAS funding. NSFAS would like to clarify that this is factually incorrect to say that a person who receives the R350 grant will not be funded.”
NSFAS funding criteria states that applicant from a combined household income of more than R350 000 do not qualify for funding. The social relief grant is not part of criteria for funding students. According to the students funds all SASSA beneficiaries are automatically funded
The fund said that it takes responsibility for the incorrect information that was shared.
There was an error that resulted in an erroneous message being sent by an uninformed employee, NSFAS said. NSFAS apologises for any inconvenience this might have caused,” said the student fund.
NSFAS apologize for any inconvenience caused by incorrect information.