|Financial Aid Appeal Letter Sample
Q: Can I appeal my financial aid award? My parents have been laid off and I now need much more financial aid to stay in college.
A: If your ability to contribute to your education costs has drastically changed this year, you CAN and SHOULD appeal to your financial aid office for more financial aid. By appealing your financial aid award, some students are able to secure thousands of dollars in additional grants and student loans.
If you plan to appeal your financial aid award, contact your financial aid office as soon as possible. Students who appeal earlier in the year are more likely to get it. Also, juniors and seniors who are approaching graduation might get preference over freshmen.
Below you will find a Financial Aid Appeal letter sample:
TODAY’S DATESCHOOL NAME
CITY, ST ZIP
Attn: Financial Aid Appeal Committee
CITY, ST ZIP
Re: Financial Aid Award Appeal Request
Dear Financial Aid Appeal Committee,
I appreciate the generous financial aid award letter I received this year, but I still cannot afford to attend ENTER SCHOOL NAME.
Unfortunately, our family income has dramatically changed this year and we are unable to make the additional contributions necessary to maintain my enrollment.
For example, ENTER YOUR PERSONAL FINANCIAL DIFFICULTIES AND COSTS HERE (SUCH AS LAYOFFS, NEW EXPENSES, ETC.).
With these financial problems, my family is struggling to pay everyday bills. Therefore, my family is unable to borrow additional loan funds on my behalf.
Although my financial situation is challenging at the moment, there is no doubt in my mind that I will succeed at ENTER SCHOOL NAME.
My current grade point average is ENTER GPA, and I plan to do even better this academic period.
I am convinced that with the help of this committee I will able to finish my education at ENTER SCHOOL NAME.
Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to explain my financial circumstances. I look forward to hearing about your decision.
YOUR TYPED NAME