What Are NSFAS Appeal Reasons, Supporting Documents?

The appeal gives students, whose initial applications were not accepted, a chance to prove their eligibility for funding. 

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By Staff Reporter (4 mins read)
Content revised on Tuesday, 15th February 2022, 18:35

The appeal reason is essentially what caused your application to be declined and the reason/s may vary from one applicant to another. When appealing, you are required to upload clear, valid and certified copies of the relevant, supporting document(s), which needs to be not older than three months.

An affidavit will not be considered as a supporting document and applications without supporting documents will not be processed. Any outstanding documentation must be submitted within 14 days; if not, the appeal application will be automatically closed by NSFAS.

Below are the explanations of the different appeal reasons and their supporting documents.

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Images obtained from NSFAS official Facebook page.

How do I apply for NSFAS appeal through myNSFAS account?

  1. Log into your “MyNSFAS” account on www.nsfas.org.za
  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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