Applications for student loans for 2019 have officially opened.
Tens of thousands of prospective students are set to start applying this morning through the National Student Financial Aid Scheme.
Students have been urged to sign outstanding bursary agreements to ensure the process runs smoothly.
At the same time, NSFAS has cleared a massive payment backlog after a 1-point-2 billion rand payment.
Work on clearing the backlog started about two weeks back, after the appointment of administrator Randall Carolissen.