Starting November 1, 2012, go to sss.nais.org.
Click on the Apply Now button to begin your Parents' Financial Statement (PFS). You only have to complete one PFS, even if you have more than one child applying to Lowell.
You will be prompted to set up a PFS online account using your email address and a password. The password will allow you to return to your PFS at a later date before submitting.
You must complete your PFS by January 25, 2013. The submission fee is $37. It is non-refundable.
Lowell requires that you submit, in addition to your PFS, a completed tax return for 2012 (including 1040 and W2s) and a letter detailing financial circumstances not discussed on the PFS.
The supporting documents are due to SSS no later than February 14, 2013.
To submit supporting documents online, go to the Manage Documents tab in the PFS Online. There you can upload documents from your computer. Save each document separately in one of the following formats: .pdf, .doc, .docx, .jpg, or .tif. On the Manage Documents page, click on Browse, locate the documents you need, and then click on Upload.
If you have questions about this process, call SSS at 800-344-8328.