Students Who Are Not Permitted To Submit NSFAS Appeals
If you have had your NSFAS Application rejected by the bursary, don’t panic. You still have an opportunity to submit an appeal in order to get your NSFAS funding. You can submit your NSFAS appeal by logging in to the MyNSFAS account or portal. However, there is a list of some applicants who are allowed to submit their NSFAS appeal applications.
The National Student Financial Aids Scheme (NSFAS) recently initiated an appeals process for students who may believe their student loan application was wrongfully denied.
The appointment process is currently open until March 3, 2022, but not all applicants will be able to appeal. According to NSFAS, students who are not eligible for appeal are:
- Students who are registered for a qualification that NSFAS does not fund.
- Students whose details on the appeal indicate that the student has disclosed different parent or legal guardian details to those disclosed in the application or if the student has now indicated that they are independent.
- Students who have reached N+2 (or N+3) in the case of a student living with a disability)
- A student is a gap year student whose NSFAS previously declined to provide financial aid due to not meeting the academic eligibility criteria. The Institution has not submitted its registration record or submitted an incorrect registration record to NSFAS. Such queries must be directed to the institution.
If you are eligible for an NSFAS appeal, you must follow the steps outlined below to file your appeal online through the myNSFAS portal.
Now, here is how you can submit your NSFAS appeal;
- 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’
- Once you are on the ‘Application Appeal’ page, you can see the reason for your unsuccessful application status
- You are then able to choose the appeal reason
- Then upload certified supporting documents to support your reason
- Then click ‘Submit Appeal’
- You may now track the progress of the appeal on your myNSFAS account.
Applicants must file an NSFAS appeal within 30 days after the NSFAS application status becomes “unsuccessful.”
It is also important to file your appeal early so that you can submit the required additional documentation in a timely manner.
In addition, any objection containing pending documents will be opened for 14 days, after which it will be automatically closed if the required documents are not presented.