“Thought I would share with you some good news. I sent that second email to Loyola University that included the additional information I felt they should know that I was aware of concerning my new EFC for my son and they came back offering him $15,482.00 in a need-based grant for the 2015-2016 Academic Year. That’s much better than the $4,074.00 that he was previously offered.

Also, I emailed my “”Appeal Letter”” to the University for him and used a couple of angles to try and obtain more need based money. They increased the need based grant from $4,800 to $5,600 and also awarded him the Federal Work Study Grant of $2,000 for the 2015-2016 Academic Year.

So, overall Mary and I feel our efforts definitely paid off. I think we’ve obtained as much additional funding as we can expect to receive from both schools. Our son’s additional award will result in $22,000 more over the next 2 years if he receives the same grant award next year too which he should if his EFC doesn’t change much.

Thanks to both of you for your help!

Ed & Mary”