More than 900 000 applications for funding were received by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) for the 2022 academic year.
NSFAS provides bursaries to poor and working-class students who choose to study at a public university or TVET college.
Applications for the NSFAS bursary closed on 21 January 2022. However, some students’ applications may not have been successful. Students whose applications were rejected have a limited amount of time to appeal their unsuccessful applications.
NSFAS has revealed that students have 30 days to submit an appeal upon receiving their unsuccessful application status.
"Applicants who wish to appeal have 30 days to submit their appeal upon receiving their unsuccessful status. We apologise for the inconvenience caused during this period. Keep visiting our platforms for more information on Appeals" explained the scheme.
The NSFAS bursary covers tuition costs, accommodation costs, food, transport, textbook allowance and learning material costs.
Here’s How To Appeal Your Nsfas Rejection Status
Log into your ‘myNSFAS’ account on www.nsfas.org.za
Click the 'Track Funding Progress' option
Check the application progress tabs
If your application status reflects an unsuccessful message, you may submit an appeal by clicking on the 'Submit Appeal Tab'
You will then be able to see the reason why your application was unsuccessful
You will then be able to choose an appeal reason and upload the required supporting documents.