Advice for asking for more aid

<p>Does anyone here have any tips or points when asking for more aid? Like, does anyone have any specific format they use for the letters? I'm writing one right now, and I want to make sure it's top-notch.</p>

<p>A neighbor called the financial aid office of the school the HS senior was interested in directly and was given some direction as to what to include in the appeal. Each situation is so different. I have also heard that awards from comparable schools can be used to negotiate.</p>