Yes NSFAS, will continue to fund you if you deregister a module assuming you still meet the academic requirements set out in the NSFAS ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA AND CONDITIONS FOR FINANCIAL AID Policy Standard. NSFAS provides funding to students based on the length of their degree or course.
As of the 2023 academic year, University students must pass a number of courses as
indicated in the course pass rate table below:
|Number of courses a university|
student is registered for in any
|Number of courses that|
university students must
pass for that academic
Why would NSFAS stop funding a student?
NSFAS will withdraw their funding or cease financial aid to a student under the following
- If the student no longer meets the financial or academic eligibility as set out in this policy standard
- If the student has been found to have defrauded NSFAS or another NSFAS beneficiary;
- If the student received the funding in error;
- If the institution provided incorrect information, which led the student to receive funding accidentally;
- Incorrect or false information was submitted by the student when requested
- Dual registration records have been received from different institutions for the same student and the dual registration remains unresolved
What do I do if NSFAS stops funding me due to academic eligibility?
Suppose a student is denied additional funding because they do not meet the academic eligibility requirements of NSFAS. In that case, they are no longer eligible for financial aid from NSFAS, unless the student is able to get a successful appeal.
How do I file an NSFAS appeal?
- Visit www.nsfas.org.za and log into your “MyNSFAS” account.
- Select the option to “Track Funding Progress.”
- Check the application progress tabs
- If your application status indicates that it has been rejected, you may appeal the decision by selecting the ‘Submit Appeal Tab’.
- You can view the explanation for your application’s unsuccessful status once you land on the ‘Application Appeal’ page.
- You can then provide a written justification for appealing your application status.
- After that, upload verified documents to back up your motivation. Up to five documents may be submitted.
- Next, select “Submit Appeal.”
- You can now check your myNSFAS account to see the appeal.
how to apply for NSFAS
To apply for NSFAS, see our step by step article at https://navigatingsouthafrica.co.za/how-do-i-apply-for-nsfas-2023/ or watch the video below.