Asking for More Financial Aid Letter [Free Sample]

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Asking For More Financial Aid Letter Sample


West Virginia State University
Attention: Mr. Don Snyder
P.O. Box 1000
Institute Drive, WV 25112

Dear Mr. Snyder,

I want to thank West Virginia State for their generous offer of $25,000 in financial aid for the [YEAR – YEAR] school year. Though your offer was more than gracious, it is not sufficient for my financial needs.

I would like to formally request additional funds so that I may attend West Virginia State. Without additional funding, I will be unable to attend college, as I had planned. 

While my financial aid application shows me as being able to pay a substantial amount of money on my own, it did not paint an accurate picture.

I have outstanding medical bills that total more than $250 a month, as well as a car payment that is $350. This is in addition to my normal living expenses that I incur on a monthly basis. 

The assistance offered is helpful, but I will need at least an additional $15,000 in assistance to be able to attend college at WVU.

Since my parents were both graduates of your university, I am hopeful that I can get the funding I need and can follow in their footsteps. Thank you for your time and your consideration.


Lisa Turner
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