Hardship Letter Examples

   CSS Profile Financial Aid Appeal Letter

Dear {college financial aid office}:

Admission to {College Name} has been my dream for as long as I can remember. I’m writing to appeal my financial aid package in light of special circumstances. Without an adjustment, I will be unable to attend.

I understand that the college {is/is not} a “meets needs” school. After completion of the CSS Profile, it seems that my family’s need was calculated as {amount}, and I was offered aid in the amount of {amount}.

What the CSS Profile did not take into account is {significant medical expenses/responsibility for elderly dependents/condition of secondary property/pending divorce/etc.}

Additionally, {more context on hardship}. I have attached {documents and records supporting assertions}.

Thank you so much for your thoughtful consideration.



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