21 April 2021 | Story Financial Aid

Dear Student

Please take note that the NSFAS appeals process is now open.


First time1 and new applicants2 for NSFAS funding for 2021 whose applications were rejected by NSFAS must submit their appeal electronically on the MyNSFAS portal. Financial Aid offices may not accept manual forms for this group of students and may not submit manual appeals for this group to NSFAS. You will be able to track your status on the MyNSFAS portal.


Please see appeal form attached.

The following process is ONLY applicable to NSFAS returning/continuing students and exclude first time
and new applicants for NSFAS funding in 2021.

The following documents must be submitted from your “ufs4life” email address for your appeal to be
  • 1. Completed and signed appeal form attached herewith.
  • 2. Ensure that the relevant box indicating the reason for your appeal is checked.
  • 3. Signed motivation
  • 4. Supporting documents (e.g. Medical certificates, death certificate etc.) Your appeal can
  • unfortunately not be considered in the absence of documentation in support of your reason and
  • motivation for the appeal.
Please note that NSFAS confirmed that you cannot appeal if you exceeded the N+ period. You can only
submit an appeal for one of the reasons provided on the appeal form.

Please submit the abovementioned required documents as one single combined attachment in legible 
PDF format to your campus specific e-mail address below:
Bloemfontein Campus – NSFASAppealsBfn@ufs.ac.za
Qwaqwa Campus – NSFASAppealsQQ@ufs.ac.za
The closing date for submission of appeals is 30 April 2021 at 16:00 and no appeals will be accepted after
this date.

Issued by

Financial Aid


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