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Submit Your NSFAS Appeal Today

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If you feel your NSFAS application was wrongfully rejected, you have one last chance to appeal. 

Appeals for returning students close on 30 April 2021.

How to submit your appeal:

  1. Download an appeal form here
  2. Complete the form
  3. Ensure that the relevant box indicating the reason for your appeal is checked.
  4. Signed motivation for appeal must be included
  5. Attach your supporting documents (e.g. Medical certificates, death certificate etc.)
  6. Submit the completed form through email to the Financial Aid Office at your institution.

Alternatively, students can submit appeals directly to NSFAS, along with the required documentation, to [email protected] 

Appeals will only be considered on the following grounds:

  • Material change in combined household income (proof of loss of income needed with a fully completed NSFAS form for students that were not previously funded);
  • Loss of a bursary/sponsor in the 2019 academic cycle (documented proof should be provided and should be accompanied by a fully completed NSFAS application form);
  • Failure to meet academic criteria where prior academic performance has been satisfactory (provide supporting information and documentation that provides details of the reasons that affected performance);
  • Failure to meet academic criteria due to medical condition (s) or death of an immediate family member (provide supporting information and documentation);
  • Student had a gap year in NSFAS funding or failed to register previously and could not reapply for funding;
  • More than one student from the same household concurrently enrolled at a university/TVET college; and
  • Applying for an approved post graduate qualification (see section F on the appeal form for list).

Students are encouraged to log in on the myNSFAS self-service portal www.nsfas.org.za to check their application status updates.

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