By Staff Reporter (2 mins read)
The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) appeal gives students, whose initial applications were not accepted, a chance to prove their eligibility for funding. Appeals are submitted with a motivation of no more than 1,000 words through the student’s myNSFAS portal account.
This account further indicates the reason(s) why an application was declined. Applications are declined due to various reasons, such as one submitting personal documents that could not be validated by the Department of Home Affairs.
Online appeals are only designated for applicants who applied for the first time during the previous year. For those who were funded by the scheme in the past year but did not qualify for assistance in the current year, the appeals need to be submitted at their respective institutions’ financial aid offices or student support services.
Below is a step-by-step guide on how to appeal through myNSFAS student portal.
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