COLLEGE life is a mish-mash of going to classes, instant noodles and hanging out for most students, but unless daddy has deep pockets, money is often a big problem as youngsters try to survive on a shoestring budget. With their studies being their primary focus, most students don't have time to take on a part-time job to help make ends meet.
A post that went viral recently seemingly has promised students a light at the end of the tunnel, as it claims that all students pursuing higher education in the country are eligible to receive cash aid up to RM2,000 from the government.
Is this true?
The Higher Education Ministry has come out with a statement on its Facebook page saying that the post is false.
It urged the public to simply ignore it and to not forward or share it on social media.
It also advised the public to visit its official social media channels for authentic and up-to-date information regarding the ministry and its programmes.
For students who are still feeling the pinch, there are actually legitimate channels for them to find financial assistance.
For basic financial assistance, the Higher Education Ministry does run financial aid programmes for eligible students.
Students can also apply for a PTPTN loan if they are pursuing their studies at local higher education institutions.
Aside from that, there are a variety of sponsorship programmes available for higher education students to consider.
Those interested can head over to the MyGovernment website for a complete list of what's available, here. (pls link https://www.malaysia.gov.my/portal/subcategory/141)