Asking for More Financial Aid Sample Letter

Here is a sample letter for requesting for more financial aid. Any enclosures should be copies and not originals. The letter should be sent by certified mail so that the applicant has proof that the letter was sent and received with the date. It is also a good idea to enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope to make it easier to get a quick response. 

Asking For More Financial Aid Letter Sample

May 20, 2019

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 2018-2019 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. 


Benjamin Turner
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