I am writing to strongly urge an increase in need-based and/or merit aid to _______________, who was recently granted admission to your university.
Unfortunately, the FAFSA (reflecting a prior tax year) does not show the full picture of this family's financial circumstances. I understand that _______________ and their parents are writing to explain, but I wanted to reach out as well.
The _______________ family has experienced a number of blows over the past year, with the most adverse monetary impact coming from the illness of both parents and subsequent job loss of the student's father. Their Expected Family Contribution of 24000 as calculated by the FAFSA has been rendered irrelevant amid high medical bills and decreased income.
Thank you for your compassionate consideration of their appeal. In all my years working with students, I have found few so deserving of a college experience as _______________. I'll never forget the look on their face when they told me they had been admitted to their dream school. Yet without an increase in financial aid, they will not be able to attend.
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