Diane Melville reports:
"Before you decide to write a financial aid appeal letter, you should definitely set some time aside to have a talk with your college’s financial aid office. You’ll want to do this to understand better the reasons for their decision and to talk through some of the facts you’ll present in your financial aid appeal letter. The counselor may give you tips on what to write or how to structure your argument. They may also let you know if you do not have a strong enough case to appeal...In the case where you are writing an appeal letter because your financial aid was suspended, don’t blame others for your predicament. Bad grades?...Explain why your grades were poor and what you plan to do to bring your grades up. Took too few credits? Don’t point fingers at the registration options—instead, explain how you plan to stay above the required credit threshold...For those of you appealing a suspended financial aid package due to poor academic performance, here are some examples of potential solutions to provide in your letter:
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