Everything To Know About A NSFAS Appeal

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The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) provides crucial financial assistance to students who want to further education at institutions of higher learning. 

Funding from NSFAS is given to deserving students in order to ease the financial burden of their studies. However, not everybody will qualify for NSFAS or may lose their funding due to academic circumstances. 

If you're rejected by NSFAS you may appeal in order to get your funding reinstated. 

Below are the reasons NSFAS will consider if you appeal 

  • Failure to meet academic performance requirements
  • Change in financial circumstances 
  • Loss of bursary sponsor 
  • Incorrect academic results submitted which lead to non-renewal of funding

All the documentation needed to support your reasons must be certified by a commissioner of oaths. You can do this at a post office, police station and select pharmacies. 

You will need the following documentation when submitting an appeal form 

  • Name
  • Surname
  • ID Number
  • Application Reference Number 
  • Student Number
  • Course/Programme Study
  • Institution Name
  • Date of Appeal
  • Year of Study

You will also need to indicate if you were previously funded by NSFAS and provide information of your current funding status. 

You can download a NSFAS appeals form by clicking HERE.

Click HERE for the NSFAS requirements.



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