Applications for ‘missing middle’ grant about to close.

Students with a combined family income of R600 000 per annum can apply for the missing middle grant in 2017.

The South African government will pay the tuition fee increase capped at 8% for all qualifying registered students who qualify. The message was issued by the DUT Communications departments.

This is a grant and will not have to be repaid by qualifying students. The grant only covers tuition fees and accommodation provided by universities.

You can only apply for the fee adjustment grant (Missing Middle grant) once you have registered with the University.

The application form can be collected at all DUT Finance Department offices across DUT (Durban and Midlands campuses) and can be downloaded from the DUT website at

If you applied for MISSING MIDDLE 1st semester AND were successful you don’t need to apply again.

Forms must be returned to Finance Enquiries offices (ML Sultan- Student Fees/PMB Finance offices) by no later than closing date of Tuesday, 8 August 2017.

The fee adjustment grant is only for South African citizens and citizens with a permanent South African residency studying towards an undergraduate or postgraduate qualification in 2017 will be considered. At this point there has been no indication that the grant will be extended beyond 2017.



By: Naledi Sikhakhane


Sourced from: DUT Communications

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