NSFAS Appeal | How To Submit, One important consideration individuals make before enrolling in a higher education programme is affordability. This is because the cost of tertiary education can serve as a barrier to many people wanting to obtain academic qualifications.
The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (Nsfas) ensures that thousands of South African students from poor and working-class backgrounds can obtain tertiary education qualifications.
The bursary covers a student’s tuition fees and provides them with an accommodation allowance. It will also provide students with allowances for textbooks, meals and transport. This ensures that students can focus on obtaining their qualifications without having to worry about the costs.
To qualify for a Nsfas bursary, a student’s household income must not exceed R350,000. The household income threshold is R600,000 for students living with disabilities. Beneficiaries of South Africa Social Security Agency (Sassa) grants automatically qualify for Nsfas funding.
Only students who are registered for approved courses at public universities or Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges can apply for Nsfas funding. The scheme does not provide bursaries to individuals studying at private institutions.
If you applied for a Nsfas bursary but your application was rejected, you can submit an appeal. You will be required to prove that you are deserving of Nsfas funding.
Here’s How To Submit A 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’
- You will then be able to see the reason why your application was unsuccessful
- You can then choose an appealing reason and upload the required documentation that will support your Nsfas appeal application.
Nsfas has provided application appeal forms that applicants can download. Once they have downloaded and completed the forms, they will be required to upload these documents with their appeal application.
It’s important to note that students have 30 days to submit an appeal application to Nsfas upon receiving an unsuccessful application status from the bursary scheme.