The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (Nsfas) released the official funding list on Wednesday. However, some applicants will find that their applications have been unsuccessful.
The funding list allows students to view whether or not they have been approved for funding for the 2022 academic year. However, not all students will be approved for funding.
These unsuccessful candidates will have the opportunity to appeal their rejection status. Appeals can be made on the myNsfas student portal www.nsfas.org.za, starting on 3 February 2022.
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Nsfas said, ‘Students wishing to appeal must upload all required supporting documentation to substantiate the reasons for the appeal. Appeals should be submitted within 30 days of having been assessed as unsuccessful’.
More than 1.1 million students are expected to enrol at one of South Africa’s 26 public universities while more than 500 000 are expected to enrol in a Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) college.
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.
Applicants are also required to download and complete a relevant propensity letter to motivate their reasons for their NSFAS appeal.
Here are the relevant propensity letters:
- Failure to meet academic eligibility (PDF)
- Appealing N+1 (PDF)
- N+2 students with disability (PDF)
- Registered for 50% or less (final year course credits) to complete (PDF)
Once an appeal has been lodged with Nsfas, the bursary scheme will take around 30 days to respond to the appeal.