Firstly, NSFAS is just an invoice for universities to make income. NSFAS does not affect nor play any role in student retention and student success. In addition, NSFAS does not determine nor regulate the academic and accommodation fees that universities charge their students. NSFAS does not have any interaction with universities beyond the payment of fees. It begins there and it ends there.
(The views and opinions expressed in this blog are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the organization, FES South Africa.)