Free Financial Aid Appeal Letter [Sample]

Learn how to write a financial aid appeal letter. Use our sample financial aid appeal letter as a template for your appeal letter. 

Financial Aid Appeal Letter sample


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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.




Benjamin Turner


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