26 May 2022 - NW1453
Abrahams, Ms ALA to ask the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation
In light of the fact that once a child turns 18, they no longer qualify for a child support grant and foster care grant, unless still enrolled in schooling, what is the total number of youth who previously received a child support grant and foster care grant in the period 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2022, who have been awarded a National Student Financial Aid Scheme bursary in each tertiary institution?
The tables below provide an overview of the number of new applications, where the applicant was a SASSA beneficiary in the period 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2022, that were funded by NSFAS, per academic year and institution. Please note the 2022 funding cycle registration data exchange process between NSFAS and institutions is still ongoing and the 2022 information will be updated upon finalisation of this process. The information has been provided per education sector (University or TVET College).