When Will I Be Able To Submit A NSFAS Appeal?

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The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has received thousands of applications for the 2022 academic year. If you are one of the applicants who have had unsuccessful applications here's how you can appeal. 

NSFAS funding is made available to students who come from poor and working class-backgrounds that are interested in studying at a public University or TVET College. NSFAS allowances cover transport, accommodation, tuition & registration fees, learning materials, food allowances and personal care.

NSFAS applications closed on 21 January 2022, those who have unsuccessful applications are allowed to appeal as NSFAS has allowed a 30 day period in which students can submit an appeal.

To lodge an appeal you will need to do the following:

  1. Log into your ‘myNSFAS’ account
  2. Click the 'Track Funding Progress' option
  3. Check the application progress tabs
  4. If your application status reflects an unsuccessful message, you may submit an appeal by clicking on the 'Submit Appeal Tab'
  5. Once you are on the 'Application Appeal' page, you can see the reason for your unsuccessful application status
  6. You are then able to choose the appeal reason
  7. Then upload certified supporting documents to support your reason
  8. Then click 'Submit Appeal'
  9. You may now track the progress of the appeal on your myNSFAS account.

The only place you can submit an appeal is online. If the myNSFAS portal is not allowing you to login or not showing the 'Submit Appeal Tab' then you will have to try again later.

NSFAS has stated that in some cases, if the "Appeal" tab is not visible, this means that you do not qualify to submit an appeal and will have to accept that your application has been rejected. 

 

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