How To Write A Cover Letter For Student Finance

Entry Level Finance Cover Letter and Resume Samples

When you are applying for a job in finance, be sure to follow the instructions in the job posting exactly. If a cover letter is required, make sure yours is a good one. It can help to look at a sample of an entry level finance cover letter to help you know what to include. It’s also helpful to review resume examples so you can see how yours compares.

The following is an example of a cover letter for an entry level finance position.

When you are applying for an entry level job that doesn't require significant work experience, include information on the related courses you have taken, any internships you have done, and the finance skills you have gained while in college.

It's important to be specific, and to take the time to match your qualifications to the job description. The closer the match, the better your chances will be of getting picked for an interview.

Also see below for an example of a resume for a finance position.

Sample Cover Letter - Entry Level Finance Position

Your Contact Information
City, State, Zip Code
Phone Number
Cell Phone Number

Employer Contact Information
City, State, Zip Code


Dear Mr./Ms. LastName,

I am very interested in the entry-level position that is available at ABC Investment Partners. I recently graduated from XYZ University College and am actively seeking employment with firms in the San Francisco area.

My courses in investments, finance, and business have given me a solid base upon which I plan to build my career.

During my college internships, I dealt with a variety of budgets and conducted market research while handling numerous administrative duties. The experience allowed me to learn important skills and to develop the confidence needed to succeed in a competitive environment.

I have enclosed my resume for your review. Thank you for your time and consideration.

It would be a pleasure to interview with you and I look forward to hearing from you soon.


Your Signature (hard copy letter)

Your Typed Name

Sample Finance Resume

First Last Name
Street Address, City, State, Zip
Phone (Cell/Home)
Email Address

Qualifications Profile

Analytical and detail-oriented emerging professional positioned to excel within a challenging entry-level Finance position requiring solid knowledge of investment strategies and international financial markets.


University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, Arkansas
Bachelor of Business Administration, Finance Major

Southern Technical College, Little Rock, Arkansas
Associate Degree of Applied Science, Computer Aided Drafting

Experience Highlights

12/20XX – 6/20XX: Finance Student
University of Arkansas, Little Rock, Arkansas
Successfully pursued and completed comprehensive course of study in Business Administration and Finance, laying solid groundwork for a career as a Financial Analyst. Relevant coursework included: Financial Accounting, Financial Analysis, Financial Econometrics I & II, Corporate Finance, Asset Pricing, and Macroeconomics I & II.

Structured, researched, and presented well-received individual and group case studies of corporate financial structures, futures markets, commodities pricing, and trading strategies. Completed internships with Frank Financial Services and Premium Tax Services.

1/20XX - Present: Teller
2nd Street Bank, Little Rock, Arkansas
Concurrent with education, gained practical experience as a Teller for established banking firm. Provided first-class customer service to clients at drive-through window; handled cash transactions with 100% accuracy and accountability.

Computer Skills

Microsoft Office Suite; Bloomberg, Sage 50 Accounting, SAS, QlikView, PrevisionEPM Financial Reporting, QuickBooks

Related:Finance Major Skills List

Sending an Email Cover Letter and Resume

If you're sending your cover letter via email, list your name and the job title in the subject line of the email message:

Subject:  Job Title - Your Name

Include your contact information in your email signature, and don't list the employer contact information. Start your email message with the salutation. Here's an example of a formatted email cover letter.

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Writing a Letter for a Student Loan (with Samples)
Use these sample letters for a student loan as templates for your formal notification.

Writing a Letter for a Student Loan
Asking for money is not the easiest thing in the world. Regardless of whether a student is seeking help from their parents, a financial institution or using the federal government’s assistance program, it can be a difficult task. Financing a person’s education is very important. With the great cost of schooling these days, it may be advantageous to seek many methods to pay for educational costs. Too many times students bank on one method of payment and forget other methods available to them, like scholarships. 

Financing education is very expensive. Chances are that most students will need to have a couple sources of funding to be able to pay for college. One thing that many don’t consider is the way they ask for the loan. They are mostly concerned with who they ask and the method gets overlooked. Writing a letter to help get assistance with financial aid is a wise choice. This piece of paper is one of the most important things a student will write, far greater than any essay. 

The amount requested should be reasonable. Student aid is not there to allow a student to live it up while at college. It should pay for basic needs like tuition, room and board, clothes and other expenses associated with schooling. The purpose of these loans isn't to buy a new car or get a new wardrobe, or to even take a vacation. While having extra money may sound good in the here and now, when it comes times to repay these loans, it will be a whole different story. Taking only what is necessary is advised, as it will be a debt that must be paid for many years after graduation. The old saying “less is more” definitely applies here. 

​The student loan application letter means different things to different people. There are committees that will look at the applications and the letters, and they make decisions regarding these loans. Each committee will have different expectations or criteria for their approval. Some want students that are top notch, while others just want a student to have proper enrollment in an education institution. The field is so varied that it is important to determine what the committee are expecting up front. This can help the student to meet the committee’s expectations and obtain the loan. In general, they want to see that the student has what it takes to make it through the program. However, there is no sure way of knowing that. 
Lending money is usually based on the need. Typically, it is given to students whose parents cannot help or to children who don’t have means to pay for schooling on their own. To qualify, a person must prove the need for the program or loan. Though this information may be stated on the application, evidence should also be included. Show that committee that without this financial assistance, schooling is not possible. Attach bank statements and pay stubs if applicable. 

Make sure the letter doesn't come across as an act of desperation, which won’t sit well with those lending money. Some say that there is a fine line between needing and begging. No one is entitled to the funding, it is granted on a case by case basis, and there must be a need. Everyone must go through the same approval process and then it is up to the committee. There may be a request for additional information, and be sure to give what they ask for. Don’t volunteer things that they don’t ask, give only the pertinent information and nothing more. Here is a sample student loan letter.

Sample 1 - Student Loan Letter

Paras Education Trust
78 Sierra Lane
Las Vegas, NV 89541

Dear Sir or Madam,

Enclosed is my application for student loans for my YEAR - YEAR college year. I am currently enrolled in Liberty University in the Psychology classes and want to stay on campus. My desire is to be a licensed counselor that can help children through all the tragedies and hardships that they must face in today’s world. As a career oriented person, I have wanted to be a school guidance counselor since I was a child. I have always been fascinated with the psyche and problems concerning the matters of the brain. 

Without this loan, I will not be able to attend school. My parents make good livings, but they just have enough to pay for necessities. Carrying the financial burden for college just isn’t in the cards for them. I have a meager job at a fast food restaurant, but this won’t pay the costly prices of today’s education. I have attached bank statements and my last pay stub for verification of the need of this loan. 

I know if your company takes a chance on me, I will do my best to ensure that everything is paid in a timely manor. It is my intent to not only take my college courses, but I want to excel in all my studies. If you have any questions, you can reach me at 555-123-5214.


Lisa Tuttle

Sample 2 - Student Loan Letter
Renee Cheswick
2390 Heart Lane
Minerva Park, Ohio 43080


Huntington National Bank
7070 Worthington Galena Rd.
Westerville, Ohio 43081
Attn: Student Loans/Lending Department

Dear Lending Department,

I have been a customer of Huntington National Bank for 3 years and my family has done business with your bank for more than 30 years. I have decided to peruse my education at the Ohio State University. I want to have the full college experience and life on campus. The cost of an education from such an Ivy League school is expensive and I would like to look to you for financing. For my freshman year, I expect costs to be somewhere between $21,000-$25,000. 

My parents are generously willing to co-sign for my loans. They have excellent credit ratings, as do I. While most people use the student loan companies, we decided to use a bank that could finance the loan and use the equity in my parent’s home as collateral. I completed the application for student loan assistance and have attached it for your review. Please take a minute and look through everything and make sure we have filled it out correctly.

I would like to speak to you further regarding this matter. I am available anytime on my cell phone at 555-123-0987. I would like to have this secured before the winter quarter begins, as I am slated to start at that time. 


Renee Cheswick

By Andre Bradley

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