Unsuccessful NSFAS applicants have till end February to appeal

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More than 50,000 students who have applied for funding from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) have been unsuccessful. NSFAS says these applicants have until the end of Bradbury to appeal. More than 300,000 students have received funding for their studies this year. The scheme has received almost 162,000 funding applications from prospective university and TVET college students. NSFAS board chair Sizwe Nxasana says just over 53,000 applications have been turned down. “Unsuccessful students can lodge an appeal by downloading an application form on the NSFAS website and after they have completed it they can then, together with their recommendations email this to our peers at NSFAS.org.za.” Appeals must reach the NSFAS office by the last day of the month. Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande has announced a R15 billion budget for NSFAS for this year.