Tertiary education is a big financial commitment for students around South Africa. Without funding, many students may not be able to attend a higher education institution.
Not being approved for funding from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (Nsfas) could lead to financial exclusion for many students wanting to go to a university of a Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) college.
If your application for funding was rejected by Nsfas, you are allowed to submit an appeal.
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 are then allowed to motivate in writing the reasons for appealing your application status
- Your motivation must not exceed 1000 characters (words including spaces)
- Then upload certified supporting documents to support your motivation. You may submit up to 5 documents.
- Then click 'Submit Appeal'
- You can track the progress of the appeal on your myNSFAS account after a few days.
Nsfas received more than 900 000 applications for funding. The Nsfas bursary covers tuition costs, accommodation costs, food, transport, textbook allowance and learning material costs.