Dear Financial Aid Committee

Topics: Promissory note, Part-time, Full-time Pages: 1 (439 words) Published: October 8, 2013
Dear Financial Aid Committee:
My name is _______ and I am writing this appeal letter in hope that you will reconsider your decision and grant my financial aid. I would like to begin thanking you in advance for taking time to read this letter and consider my request to reinstate my financial aid at Somewhere University. I apologize for the lack of attention to my courses in the fall semester of 2012, and I do not blame anyone but myself, however, I would like to explain the circumstances. My mother is a single parent and hard worker; working two full time jobs to help finance my college career. After my financial aid was awarded for the fall semester, my mom and I was informed the award could not cover my entire bill. Therefore, my mother signed a promissory note to take care of the balance, which was over $1900. We understood this balance had to be paid by the end of the semester. Not sure how we would pay it, my mother started working 20 hours a day ( 8 hours at one job and 12 hours at a second job) to make ends meet and to be able to pay my tuition bill; in addition to helping me with my daily expenses at Somewhere University. Seeing my mother struggle so hard became emotionally straining for me. I had no desire to do anything. I considered dropping out before the semester ended, but decided to stay because I didn’t want my mother’s sacrifices to be in vain. After the end of October, my mother informed me we would not have enough money to pay the promissory note, which was due by December 31, 2012. I would have to skip the spring semester and return in the fall. It was very devastating to me. I became so consumed with my mother’s situation to the point where I could not perform to the best of my ability and my grades suffered. While I was out the Spring Semester of 2012, I obtained a part-time job to help my situation. By the grace of God, we were able to take care of the balance owed to the fall semester. I am determined to repair the damage I’ve caused...
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