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My name is
, and I am writing to ask you to appeal my suspension of financial aid. Firstly, I would like to thank the committee for giving me another opportunity to appeal my suspension and for taking the time to review my letter. I would also thank them for the financial aid I have received freshman year because it truly helped. I take complete responsibility for my academic performance in the 2010-2011 academic year. I failed to meet the SAP standards because of immaturity and lack of motivation. My lack of motivation was caused by my undecided major. It was my fault. I had no goals or no focus. Before, I was confused whether to choose a
… My immaturity and lack of motivation caused me to lose focus. I did not attend study groups on campus. I did not visit the
when I could have. Most of all, I did not put much time into studying. I never learned effective time-management skills to balance my work life with academic responsibilities. I did not give education enough precedence. I put studying aside and wasted a year of education.
Also, I was immature in my freshman year because I did not realize how important an education is to a person. I did not focus on school. Instead I focused on other priorities such as my part-time job. I did not know how to manage my time very well and balance my work and school responsibilities. I now take education as my main priority. Over the summer, I had 2 part-time jobs and realized how important of an education is. It is truly an investment. It took a long time to understand but having a job and meeting new people caused me to realize how education is to get further in life.
I am fully prepared to work hard. I am determined and confident I will do very well until I have received my degree. A degree is important in attaining a decent career. I have a plan to manage my time and achieve SAP requirements. Education now is and will continue to be my main priority. I will meet with my instructors daily if there is something I do not understand or how I can become a better student in their class. If I am having trouble with coursework in any of my classes, I will contact a tutor immediately. I will visit
regularly for many of my classes. I will attend study groups on campus and study more by myself. I have quit my part-time jobs so I can focus solely on my academic responsibilities and give myself more time to study. Working two jobs over the summer has given my single mother much needed help in paying for the tuition for my older brother and I.
I have learned the mistakes I have made in my freshman year and will be successful in the years to come. Next semester I am retaking my
and start to turn things around with a A and nothing less. I would not be able to get this degree without this financial aid. I will work hard and not take this second chance for granted.
Should I fax it or do I have to visit? whats the format? heading,signature,etc Do I abbreviate school name or spell it out? How does it look? Do they mail info...mailing system is no good and privacy is a concern....thanks in advance!