NSFAS Motivational Appeal Letter Samples – 2023

by Universityonlineapplication

Do you want to write an NSFAS motivational appeal letter but don’t know how to go about it? How about showing you some NSFAS Motivational Appeal Letter Samples as a guide to assist you in writing your NSFAS motivational appeal letter?

In this article, we’re going to show you some NSFAS motivational appeal letter samples. After reading this post, you’ll know how to write an NSFAS appeal letter to appeal your NSFAS application.

So, let’s jump right into the discussion of NSFAS Motivational Appeal Letter writing.

NSFAS Motivational Appeal Letter Samples

You can download the NSFAS appeal motivational letter sample from here.

NSFAS Appeal Sample PDF Download

What Is NSFAS Appeal Letter?

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) appeal letter is the motivational letter you write to NSFAS for your application for funding review when your application is rejected or canceled.

When Do You Need To Write NSFAS Motivational Appeal Letter?

You need to write an NSFAS appeal letter when your NSFAS funding is canceled.

However, you should know that NSFAS will online cancel or stop funding you when;

  • You fail the academic performance of passing at least 50% of your modules
  • Change in your combined household annual income
  • You fail to meet academic performance due to medical reason
  • You had a gap year and could not continue your semester
  • More than one sibling enrolled
  • Your application was rejected for some reason.

Use applicationreview@nsfas.org.za for your nsfas appeal letters. You can also go to www.nsfas.org.za

We do hope this article was helpful.

SEE ALSO:

How To Write NSFAS Appeal Motivational Letter

NSFAS Online Appeal Form PDF Download

3 How Do I Reapply For NSFAS?

4 Who Qualifies For NSFAS Bursary Or Loans?

5 NSFAS Login | MyNSFAS Account

6 Can I Apply For NSFAS Twice?

NSFAS Online Appeal Form PDF Download

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31 comments

inn0cent November 24, 2022 - 10:11 am

IF I WAS FUNDED BY BY NSFAS FROM 2020 and got excluded 2022 due to failer to meet academic requirements of 50% . CAN I BE FUNDED IF I APPLY AS A FIRST YEAR TO ANOTHER INSTITUTION?

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Universityonlineapplication November 24, 2022 - 9:35 pm

No, your status will not change even when you change institution. The only option is to appeal to NSFAS and give tangible reason why you failed to meet the 50% academic performance requirement.

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BERRY September 13, 2022 - 1:52 pm

hi my name is berry mbokane I AM A UNISA STUDENT IN A YEAR 2020 I WAS FUNDED BY NSFAS BURSARY WHILE I WAS UNISA STUDENT, DURING THE YEAR ME AND MY FAMILY WE HAD A PROBLEM WE HAD FUNERAL OUTSIDE OUR PROVNCE WE HAD TO ATTEND THAT FAMILY FUNEREL. WHEN WE CAME BACK WE HAD A CAR ACCIDEND TWO OF MY FAMILY DIED ON THE SCENE MY FATHER AND MY GRANTMOTHER IT WAS SHOCKING I STAYED 6 MONTHES IN HOSPITAL.

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MacekeJustin May 30, 2022 - 8:30 am

Good day.
I was rejected by NSFAS last week due to income greater than R350k but I applied using my mother’s information and stated that I don not dependent on my father since he is not staying with me who earns 350k. I even uploaded an affidavit that I depend on my mom but I got rejected. Can you please help me

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agyeijohnson May 30, 2022 - 12:33 pm

The best way is to contact NSFAS directly at the closest office or via their contact details to make a direct query since you have already done the online with the affidavit. Again, you can reapply to appeal to NSFAS.

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BERRY MBOKANE March 3, 2022 - 12:31 pm

GOOD DAY MY NAME IS BERRY MBOKANE IM WRITING THIS LETTER BECAUSE IN 2020 I WAS FUNDED BY NFAS I LOST THAT BURSARY BECAUSE LOCKDOWN THE STATE PRESIDENT ANNOUNCE THAT THE WOULD BE A LOCKDOWN THAT SCHOOLS WOULD BE CLOSED STUDENT WOULD BE USING LAPTOPS OR SMARTPHONES UNFORTUNATELY FOR ME I DID NOT HAVE THOSE THINGS THATS WHY I LOST THE BURSARY PLEASE CAN YOU FUND ME AGAIN

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Universityonlineapplication March 3, 2022 - 1:44 pm

@BerryMbokane you should direct this letter to NSFAS itself if you’re trying to appeal for funding.

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John Kerry February 19, 2022 - 2:30 am

I was funded by NSFAS since 2020 but on 2021 last I fail 50%+ of my modules what can I do to be funded again? Please advise me.

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Universityonlineapplication February 19, 2022 - 8:18 am

You’ll have to appeal and give reasons why you failed and support your claims with documents to prove.

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Blessing February 18, 2022 - 11:50 pm

Hi

Would like to know something about the N+ rule,if one was excluded before and made an appeal but never got responded. Meaning status on the portal never changed for the academic year and that is 2021,still states”not funded” reason”awaiting academic results”.

And the following year,”2022″ the status comes as “unsuccessful” reason “N+….”. How does an individual get assistance in that case?

Academic year for funding started in 2018

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Universityonlineapplication February 19, 2022 - 8:14 am

You should appeal because you still qualify to be funded for 2022.

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Blessing February 19, 2022 - 8:33 am

Will NSFAS cover the 2021 debt if one’s appeal is being approved for 2022 funding?

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Universityonlineapplication February 19, 2022 - 9:32 am

NSFAS covers your cost from the year you’re approved for funding till you complete your qualification. They don’t backdate.

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Blessing February 19, 2022 - 9:46 am

Thank you very much.

Blessing February 21, 2022 - 3:06 pm

Hi

if I may ask again,I was denied a letter to appeal for NSFAS due to N+ rule as I have explained earlier on that I started in 2018. How is it that I have exceeded if it’s not the 5th year?

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Universityonlineapplication February 21, 2022 - 3:57 pm

You should read for the detailed explanation here. What Does NSFAS Exceeded N+ Rule Enrollment Means? – Fully Explained

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Tamsyn Ackerman February 13, 2022 - 12:10 pm

Good day, My NSFAS application was recently unsuccessful due to the fact that I am a student with a disability with an overall household income that exceeds R600K ,which is definitely not true as I am dependent on my mother, who is unemployed. What would be the best way to appeal this decision in terms of writing my appeal letter? My mother is married but her spouse hasn’t legally adopted me and he refuses to pay for my studies. How do I go about writing my motivational letter. I must state that I did apply for funding in 2019 but was unsuccessful again due to the fact that I added that I was dependent on my mother’s spouse and at that stage he was over the threshold of R350K (at the time I was not diagnosed with my disability yet).

With regards to my 2022 application, I stated that I was not dependent on my mother’s spouse as he will not fund my studies. So in the application I stated that I am only dependent on my mother, who is unemployed. Here I also stated that I do indeed have a disability and yet my application was still revoked under the reasoning that the household income exceeds R600K.

as you can see this is definitely s sticky situation and I would really appreciate some guidance and advice on how to best structure my appeal letter so that the decision can be changed.

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Universityonlineapplication February 13, 2022 - 7:46 pm

First, NSFAS may have the records of your earlier application that says you’re depending on your stepfather and will not believe you’re no more until you can support your appeal letter with documents. So, as you appeal this time, try to convince NSFAS in the letter that you are a physically challenged person by supporting your claim with the Disability Annexure Form and also proving your mother is unemployed. They may reconsider you for funding.

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Tamsyn Ackerman February 13, 2022 - 8:41 pm

Thank you so much for your speedy response. I had no idea that your previous application could affect the second. However, my disability is not physical. It’s a mental disability. With regards to the documents. Would I need to get a sworn affidavit that my stepfather is not liable for my studies? Or would the disability form andy mother’s unemployment affidavit be enough? I submitted the disability form with my application.

Any other information you think I should add? Also, just out of curiosity. How often are decisions overturned when it comes to appeals?

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Universityonlineapplication February 14, 2022 - 7:11 am

If you submitted the disability annexure form and still did not approve your application for funding, then you should get your mother’s unemployment affidavit. Maybe they might consider that together with the disability annexure form.

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Tamsyn Ackerman February 14, 2022 - 9:20 am

Okay will do so. Do you think it would be advisable to add in the fact that my step father isn’t liable for my studies and if he were liable for my studies, he isn’t in the financial situation to do so. And with that just add in his pay slip which clearly indicates his pay is well under the threshold? And maybe an affidavit explicitly stating that he won’t pay? Or would that do more harm than good?

Universityonlineapplication February 14, 2022 - 11:09 am

If you make references in your letter about your father’s payment, you just have to add his payment slip, at least not more than 3 months to back your claims. You can avoid adding whether he’s liable to pay for your education or not. NSFAS will know that from his payslip if he receives less than the salary benchmark for qualifying for NSFAS.

Tamsyn Ackerman February 15, 2022 - 6:16 am

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR HELP!!
Truly appreciate it so much.

Sihle February 8, 2022 - 9:31 pm

I did a change of curriculum/course after my first year and a couple of modules were added to my course, funded from 2019 this was going to be my last year. What documents do need to appeal this N+ rejection

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Universityonlineapplication February 9, 2022 - 7:15 am

Oftentimes, the documents you’ll need to appeal depend on the reasons for the appeal. For example, the documents will be different if you’re appealing because you fail to pass your modules from appealing because you did not meet the household income benchmark.

We recommend that you read this What Documents Do You Need For NSFAS Appeal 2022?

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Zandile February 1, 2022 - 3:41 am

I was only registered for 3 and a half years which is 2012 – 2015, in 2015 I was only registered for a 1st semester. So that is not 5 years. Am I still not qualified for NSFAS?

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Universityonlineapplication February 1, 2022 - 7:01 am

Yes, but you’ll only be funding for 1 year because NSFAS funds students for just 5 years, and you’ve already done 4 years of education already. NSFAS counts years of funding from the year you first registered into an institution and not from the year you first received funding.

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Zandile January 31, 2022 - 7:25 am

I would like to know if one was academic excluded, and was not funded by NSFAS during the years studied (2012 – 2015 1st semester) do I still qualify for NSFAS? How does the N+ rule apply?

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Universityonlineapplication January 31, 2022 - 7:32 am

You are not qualified for NSFAS funding. The reason is, the maximum number of years NSFAS funds students is 5 years including the N+ Rules. Sadly, NSFAS counts your education years from the year you first registered into an institution and not from the year you first got funded. So, you don’t qualify if you first registered in 2012.

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Kgotso January 29, 2022 - 6:54 am

After You have appealed for N+2 rule & your application was approved. How many years can Nsfas fund you?

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Universityonlineapplication January 29, 2022 - 7:04 am

The N+2 rule means you need extra 2 years if funding. So if you get approved under the rule, it means NSFAS will fund you for additional 2 years.

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