How Do I Apply For NSFAS Appeal Through myNSFAS Account?

Appeals can be submitted with a motivation of no more than 1,000 words through the myNSFAS account.


By Staff Reporter (2 mins read)
Content revised on Tuesday, 15th February 2022, 18:35

The  National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) appeal gives students, whose initial applications were not accepted, a chance for NSFAS to re-evaluate their applications.

Appeals are submitted within 30 days after the appearance of the ‘unsuccessful status’ in the student’s myNSFAS portal account. It is done with the necessary information and supporting documents. If an appeal is submitted using email, it will not be accepted.

The 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 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.

  1. Log into your “MyNSFAS” account on
  2. Click ‘Track Funding Progress’ option
  3. Check application progress tabs
  4. If your application status reflects an unsuccessful message, you may submit an appeal by clicking on ‘Submit Appeal Tab’
  5. Once you are on the ‘Application Appeal’ page, you can see the reason for your unsuccessful application status
  6. Motivate in writing reasons for appealing your application status (motivation must not exceed 1000 characters, which include words and spaces)
  7. Upload certified supporting documents (you may submit up to five documents)
  8. Click ‘Submit Appeal’
  9. Track progress of appeal on myNSFAS account

Here are some of the documents: vulnerable child declaration form, declaration form non-SASSA and NSFAS disability annexure form. Download, fill in and submit the relevant document/s.

Feature image courtesy to Gaby Ndongo.

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