In order to apply for NSFAS, certain documents are required. Do these documents include a Guardianship Affidavit? Here are the details you need to know.
Can I Submit A Guardianship Affidavit For My NSFAS Application?
Public universities and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges often have high tuition fees that prevent students from obtaining Tertiary Education Qualifications.
Bursaries are given to eligible students as part of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS). The bursaries cover tuition fees, accommodation, transportation, food, textbook allowances, learning materials, and registration fees.
Affidavits are not accepted by NSFAS as proof of legal guardianship.
There is a statement on the financial aid scheme that says “we do not accept affidavits. The document confirming the legal guardianship must be provided to us or a Non-SASSA declaration form must be signed by a social worker. You can find the form on our website.”
In the event that a student is not successful in his or her application, he or she has 30 days to appeal their rejection status.
Also, read NSFAS Provisionally Funded
According to NSFAS, new appeals must be accompanied by appropriate supporting documentation. A request for an appeal must be made within 30 days after a decision has been made that the appeal was unsuccessful.