How To lodge NSFAS Appeals with the Independent Appeals Tribunal
In a recent message, the National Student Financial Aid System (NSFAS) urged students whose aid applications had been denied to submit appeals to the Independent Appeals Tribunal as soon as possible.
In order to efficiently handle appeals from students whose funding applications were denied or whose support was terminated for continuing students, a tribunal has been formed. To ensure that the NSFAS responds to appeals in a way that is compatible with the principles of fairness, equal opportunity, and natural justice and helps to maintain the NSFAS’s supportive and fair financing environment.
Attorney Tommy Ntsewa will preside over the tribunal, and he will be accompanied by members representing various interests, such as SAPCO, SAUS, SATVETSA, and DHET: Yonke Twani, Zodwa Kula, Lubabalo Ndzoyiya, Lukhanyo Daweti, Nhlonipho NIumalo, Wongani Mgwali, and Thabelo Mofokeng. The appeals process at the tribunal will begin next week.
One million five hundred and eighty-seven thousand nine hundred and sixty-eight applications for NSFAS aid have been submitted for the 2023 school year. Of these, 300 803 applications were denied for various reasons, while others were held up for lack of required paperwork. Update on application statuses provided below:
Thus, NSFAS strongly recommends that students who have received rejection letters submit their appeals as soon as possible so that the reasons for their rejection can be thoroughly examined and resolved.
Appeals must be submitted through the myNSFAS Portal. An appeal option will be available in MYNSFAS for those whose applications were denied; they can then submit an appeal by selecting the option.