A financial aid appeal letter is written when seeking reconsideration for financial aid.
If the letter is being sent as a hard copy, then it should be in the proper business format, otherwise, if the letter is being emailed, it should have an appropriate subject line and proper grammar.
I appreciate the generosity in my financial aid letter for the [School Year] school year. I understand you have a lot of students to care for and I am thankful for my award, however, I have a gap in the amount granted to me and the cost of the school, thus, I will need an additional award if I am to enroll in [School Name]
I have taken every step to contribute to my education. Not only have I taken on a part-time job but I have also applied for a number of scholarships. Despite this, I still need [Specific Amount Needed]. If this financial need is not met, I will be forced to find a more affordable school to enroll in.
[Insert paragraphs that focus on any changes in the student's life: loss of job, death, unexpected medical bills, etc.]
Thank you for considering my financial situation. I know that you have my students to attend to. Any consideration you can give my appeal would be much appreciated. Thank you for your time and support.