Poor students face massive financial stress

Having registration fees paid is not enough if you cannot afford to even eat properly. This newspaper article argues that institutions of higher learning need to understand the full impact of the conditions of poverty under which students live, think and learn while studying for a degree or diploma — and how these conditions affect their academic success. [08 April 2014]

Mail & Guardian Online
Type: Newspaper and Opinion pieces
Author: Machika, P., & Johnson,B.
Year of Publishing: 2014
Keywords: Higher education, Socio-economic rights, Financial aid, Poverty, Academic success, Drop-out rates, Low income households, National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS), Sociocultural resources