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Here Are Nsfas N+ Appeal Exceptions For Students



Here Are Nsfas N+ Appeal Exceptions For Students

To determine how long students are funded by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme, the N+ rule is used. In the event that students exceed these numbers of years, their funding will be withdrawn.

Here Are Nsfas N+ Appeal Exceptions For Students

Dr. Blade Nzimande, Higher Education Minister, explained that this new method won’t be a one-size-fits-all approach.

Several students complained that this rule was unfair, since their reasons for not meeting and achieving a pass mark differed. 

It For this reason, the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) developed an appeals process to allow leniency to some students who had proved their circumstances were the cause of their poor performance.

The following students who no longer meet the N+ Rule will only be considered if: 

  • Failure of the student to complete their academic term is due to severe ill health for more than two months of the academic term or during examinations, or death in the student’s immediate family.
  • A violent crime (such as rape or abuse) had been committed against the student.
  • In the course of the academic year, the student became pregnant and gave birth.
  • According to a medical report, the student failed to complete his academic term due to the nature of his disability.
  • In order to complete their qualification within an additional academic term and receive funding from NSFAS, these students must be evaluated by their institutions.
  • In order to achieve a qualification, the student must prove that he/she has 60 or less course credits remaining. 
  • In order to complete a Report 191 qualification or a NC(v) qualification, the student must have less than 2 or fewer subjects left. 
  • Upon approval of the appeal, the student has not reached or exceeded N+2 (or N+3 in the case of a student with Disability), or will not exceed N+2 (or N+3 in the case of a student with Disability).
  • In the event that their appeal is successful, TVET and university students who fall into this category will be funded similarly to distance university students. 
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Even though these students have exceeded their N+ rule enrolment, they can still apply for NSFAS funding if they still require funding.


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