Appeal: Academic Term and Manageable Course Load

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Dear Dean of Student Services,

This letter is written in an attempt to appeal my academic suspension and grant me another chance to receive financial aid to allow me to continue my education towards my degree in nursing.  On May 6, 2012 I faxed over my appeal to financial aid for the fall 2012 semester at Capital Community College which was denied. During the 2010- 2011 school year my grades were poor and I received a letter by mail stating that I was dismissed due to my academic progress & a low GPA. The cause is no less than my own fault, but I believe the circumstances I faced led my focus away from my education.

One reason why I feel that my academic progress went down was because I became new mom during my school semester and suffered a lot during and after my delivery due to personal reasons which effected me mentally and effected my focus towards my education. I struggled as a single parent with bills and was forced to work two jobs to maintain my bills and my household. I managed to get a part-time job to help with my expenses and was still trying to go to school, but as the bills mounted part-time work wasn't enough to keep me afloat. I had to start working full time. I tried to continue my schoolwork, but as time went on work took over my life and my education took a backseat.   I didn't plan on quitting school, so I never withdrew from classes and I constantly told myself I would continue with my courses, but it never happened.   Now that I have stabilized myself somewhat and have all the support to help me with my daughter that now I have hope to take on a light, manageable course load and get my education back on track.

I hope this letter can help convince you that I can and will manage myself better and keep my grades up.   If granted my request to remain as student at CCC, I will commit myself to do the work consistently to prove that I am worthy of the chance you are giving me.

Thanks for your time.
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