- First steps
Contact the government (or your preferred bank) and inquire as to whether or not they have specific forms for students to fill out - then, ask if these forms are available for download (printable forms) on the Internet. If they do have forms, do whatever you need to do to get your hands on them, and then fill them out as carefully as you can; this is not the time to rush or give vague answers to questions. If you need a friend or parent to help you do things properly, ask for assistance.
Once you've filled out the form, read any fine print, and be certain you've included everything the bank or government agency needs to see. If they want transcripts, tax returns, proof of income, bank account numbers...see to it that everything is there for them. Then, get ready to send the letter. If you don't get an application and need to write a letter (or simply want to include a covering letter with your application), create a typical business letter.
- Writing a letter
State your name and information about where you're planning to go to school and whether or not you have been accepted yet. Then, explain in detail why you need a loan, and how you plan to play the loan back after you graduate.
It's really very simple to write one of these letters, but be sure to sign your name to the bottom before you send it in.