So you've gotten a Financial Aid package and you're not 100% satisfied...
Firstly, CONGRATS on your acceptance! You've made it this far and all your hard work has seemed to pay off... except you need more money in scholarships and financial aid to be able to actually attend. It's a dilemma that many students know all too well, and we're here to tell you that all is not lost - you can ALWAYS appeal your financial aid package.
Many students will reject a school's offer for the upcoming school year (because they've gotten into another school that they really like and can afford OR they've decided to defer their acceptance). This means that money that the school had allotted elsewhere during the crafting of your financial aid package could be re-allocated towards you given that enough students have given up their spots and you provide a compelling argument concerning your need for more funding.
In order to appeal your financial aid offer, you will need to submit a formally written request to the Admissions Office or the Financial Aid Department (it depends on the school policy, so make sure you check). We advise that you craft this letter with the help of your parent(s)/guardian(s) as their information may be necessary to complete a compelling argument of financial need.