Financial Aid Appeal Letter

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.

How to Write
  1. Thank them for any support that they have provided so far.
  2. Explain to them why you're appealing.
  3. Thank them for their time.


Sample Letter

Financial Aid Appeal for More Money
To Whom This May Concern:

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.



[Your Name]

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