I am trying to gather ideas as to what to write in my financial aid appeal letter. I have reached the maximum amount of hours and actually have finished an associate's degree however I changed my major so many times that I ended up just taking the General Studies Degree route. I would like to go back to the same school and become a Radiology Technician. The school will not help with financial aid due to a rule of maximum time frame meaning I have reached the maximum amount of credit hours for a degree. The financial advisor at the college said that I can write a fiancial aid appeal letter asking for them to allow me to finish up my Radiology degree and exclude the classes that I've already taken. This is where I need some help. I want to let the college know how important it is for me to become a Radiology Technician as well as the fact that I do not have the money to cover the tuition for the degree. Can anyone help me out? It only has to be a 1 page letter but I am really struggling with it. Please help!
Thank you, I really appreciate it!
I recently just went through the same process. I surprisingly heard back after just two days, and my appeal was approved. What I explained in my appeal were the reasons in which I was not able to complete my degree in the appropriate time frame. For example, if there were family issues, health issues, etc. I also mentioned how important school and my degree was and to express how financial aid was the only way I would be able to continue my education. I also went to my advisor and got a detailed plan for the remainder of my process and had her sign it. It also might help if your advisor can write you a letter for you, and describe how your grades are. I would also describe why your circumstances have changed. For example, if there were family issues that were preventing you from completing your degree in the appropriate time frame, explain how these issues have changed and how it will no longer be in the way of completing your degree.
I hope this helps, and good luck!
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