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How To Submit NSFAS Appeal Online


How to submit NSFAS appeal? Students who unsuccessfully applied for the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) bursary now have an opportunity to submit an appeal. NSFAS has announced that from 2023 the appeals process for new and continuing students is managed through NSFAS. Students can submit NSFAS appeals directly to NSFAS online through the MyNSFAS student portal.

Are NSFAS Appeals Open for 2023?

NSFAS opened the appeal process for new and continuing students from Friday, 20 January 2023 and closes on Monday, 20 February 2023. All students are required to lodge their appeals directly with NSFAS using the NSFAS portal. Students are encouraged to appeal on time.

How To Submit NSFAS Appeal?

To appeal your NSFAS application you can follow these steps:

  • Step 1: Login into your myNSFAS account
  • Step 2: Click ‘Track Funding Process’ option
  • Step 3: Check you progress to see if your application was unsuccessful
  • Step 4: If your application status reflects an unsuccessful message, you may submit an appeal by clicking on the ‘Submit Appeal Tab’
  • Step 5: Once you are on the application appeal page you will be able to see the reason for your unsuccessful application
  • Step 6: Once you are on the ‘Application Appeal’ page, you can see the reason for your unsuccessful application status
  • Step 7: Then upload certified supporting documents to support your appeal
  • Step 8: Click ‘Submit appeal’

Applicants are usually given 30 days to appeal the rejection status upon receiving the decision from NSFAS.

Who Can Appeal Their NSFAS Application?

Any student who has applied for National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) funding and has received an adverse decision on their application may appeal the decision. The appeal must be submitted within a specified timeframe and provide valid grounds for the appeal to be considered.

The following students are allowed to lodge an appeal:

Students who have been assessed as unsuccessful, and who may lodge an appeal, will automatically have access to lodge an appeal.

New applicants are permitted to submit NSFAS appeal if rejected on:

  • Insufficient information provided
  • Financial ineligibility
  • Academic ineligibility

GAP year students must re-apply for NSFAS funding.

Continuing students are permitted to appeal if rejected based on:

  • Financial ineligibility
  • Academic ineligibility

Students are not allowed to appeal if they have reached N+2 limit (or N+3 in the case of a student living with a disability).

According to itweb, the N+2 rule means students only have N+2 years to finish a degree. “N” refers to the minimum number of years allocated to complete a qualification in record time, and the “+2” refers to the extra two years a student may need to complete the qualification (making the maximum time period).


Originally posted on February 15, 2023 @ 9:46 am

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