-To The Student Emergency Fund Grant Committee, I am writing to you to explain why I am in immediate and dire need for funds that will assist me in continuing my college education at NAU. As a first generation college student, I have always had to rely on FAFSA and other types of financial aid to continue towards my degree and dream of becoming an educator. However, since I have completed my associates towards my degree in my hometown, half of the journey has already been completed. On the other hand, the other half is about to start, where I need not only more monetary funds to pay for university fees and tuition, but living expenses as well. I will be moving from my hometown to near-campus student housing, where there will be food and room
To the Office of UCONN Financial Aid, First off I would like to personally thank you for my financial aid award that I received last year. Both my parents emigrated from Kosovo with no education so I am to pay for college myself; the aid not only gave me peace of
It is with pride and humility that I have chosen Suny Empire State College as the institution to pursue my studies. This college affords me the opportunity of enrolling without the standard entry test, which is a requirement of most traditional colleges. It also allows me to tailor my studies in the area of Emergency Management. Suny Empire State College will makes it easier for me as a student to study and work due to the constraints of my schedule. Having a mentor is a great incentive, it provides guidance, motivation, and emotional support which is always needed and welcome. Another aspect of the college that captured my interest is with the flexibility in catering to mature adults, who are seeking to advance their career as well as their
I am a first generation Haitian-American college student. I recently left you my place of employment to return to college. Both of my parents have a high school graduate level education, and some trade experience. Also, my parents both work two jobs and it's still extremely difficult to make ends meet and have the finances left over to pay for tuition and books. Without the aid of financial aid and scholarships, I am not sure if I could afford to continue my education. I have worked diligently to get the funds to pay for classes, and got my grade point average high enough so that I could be considered for such awards. I am confident that my hard work will pay off in the
Deborah Caldwell shares her emotional experiences with the college education system in her essay “My Son Was Accepted to a College He Can’t Afford. Now What?” that I hope will not reflect my own. I am a High School Senior who is planning to attend college in the upcoming term, going through the selection process just as Caldwell describes. Just like my mother, She takes pride in the achievements of her children and is proud they are accepted to prestigious schools for all their hard work. I see my family through her experiences as the year unfolds and I apply for federal aid. Just like many other middle class families, we are neither rich enough to afford university tuition without aid nor poor enough to qualify for government assistance programs.
As I’ve already been accepted into your online program, it has been made aware to me that to complete my financial aid process I must provide for you legal documentation of my parents inability to provide any financial assistance for me. Like most students when I graduated high school I left home to pursue individuality and my own personal goals though me and my parents were in contact and though they were listed on my financial aid worksheet they divided no financial means for me. I transferred to another community college shortly after my first year of attendance at Navarro College, I had moved in with my estranged mother, not only did this volatile relationship put a heavy toll on me mentally but physically as well as I became sick quite
In the past fifty years since the inception of the Higher Education Act, federal policies regarding financial aid have expanded in scope, intent, and access. Prior to this landmark legislation, federal intervention and financial support of higher education was minimal, with most of the control lying with individual states. Whereas financial support for higher education was previously directed at institutions, federal financial aid provided funding for individual students, initially as a means for increasing access for underrepresented and disadvantaged populations. The evolution of federal financial aid represents the historical, political, and policy changes during the past five decades and illustrates the gradual shift in societal values
As an aspiring college student from a working class background, I need financial assistance in order to attend college. As a citizen of Waterbury, CT, the Robert T. Kenney scholarship is an excellent opportunity for me to apply and potentially receive aid from this generous foundation. Although the scholarship committee
Well in order to describe about my need for financial assistance I am a person who came from a middle class family. My dad works as a lecturer and my mom is a homemaker. I am so happy to share that I was the only person in my family to pursue my graduate studies. For my first semester (fall 2016) it took really hard for my dad to pay for my tutution fee at Eastern because I havent been offered any online course. I have done 3 face to face subjects in my first semester which costed my tutuion fee high. I have also been offered with 4000$ scholarship per semester at Southeast Missouri State University for my masters program but I have applied transfer and came to Eastern for my graduate studies. When it comes to my sibblings I have an younger
I, Zachary Little, am requesting an appeal for financial aid eligibility for the summer semester of 2017. This past semester, my performance had been a considerable improvement than my previous semesters at WVU. However, I struggled balancing my priorities between working and attending class full time, resulting in a failed math course by not reaching out for help and utilizing the university’s tutoring resources. Ultimately, it has resulted in the break of the success contract’s policy. Although my performance was poor in my mathematics course, I earned considerable grades in my other classes, raising my cumulative grade point average of 1.79 to a 2.1. Consequently, I have obtained a good academic standing within my college and refrained
I landed at Montclair State University and was given a nice financial aid package initially. After having to submit additional financial documentation and being required to have my mother’s tax returns and transcripts reviewed by the director of financial aid, my package was significantly altered. I was offered less in federal grants, my federal loans could not be adjusted, and we’re already on a payment plan so I cannot afford to do anything else economically.
It is a common assumption among college students that financial aid is based upon financial need. Nevertheless, there is a range of college
Going to college is already nerve wracking as it is, not only do I have to worry about getting accepted, but I also have to worry about the financial part. I am very blessed and appreciative to have a financially stable family, but it is still not enough to pay for my entire four years of college. When I applied for Financial Aid I felt like I was not accepted a decent amount of money. I then began to realize that not everyone is guaranteed a massive amount of money so I should just appreciate the fact that I got something I did not have previous to the time when I applied for Financial Aid. In other words, that is pretty much a certain amount of dollars extra that I did not have before. I am very thankful for Financial Aid and the money that
I am currently an international student at Cumberland County College, and due to my F1 status, I am only allowed to work at the college. Working at the college as a tutor is one of the best things that has ever happened to me because it gives me the opportunity to impact the lives of others positively. However, the number of hours I can work at the college is limited due to my F1 status. As a result, I am solely dependent on scholarships and support from my family. In the summer of 2015, I graduated with an Associate degree in Biomedical Science, and I was optimistic about transferring to a four-year college to start a new phase of my life. Conversely, my hopes of transferring to a four-year college were crushed due to my financial situation,
In addition to my experience in advising and student affairs, I have also worked as a professional in financial aid for the past eight years. During my time in financial aid I have seen first-hand the challenges students face with the cost of obtaining a higher education degree. My role in financial aid has evolved over my career while exploring the theoretical