Financial Aid

As part of our belief in the value of intentional diversity in all its forms, Lowell strives for a student body that represents varied economic backgrounds. We are committed to providing an inclusive educational experience for as many qualified students as possible, regardless of financial means.
We recognize that paying for tuition is a significant financial commitment and offer a robust need-based financial assistance program to help offset the cost of tuition. While every family is expected to contribute to the cost of their child’s education to the extent that they are able, when financial need is demonstrated, Lowell makes every effort to help bridge the gap.

Returning families must re-apply for FA every school year and Lowell will do everything possible to continue to meet each family’s financial need. However, as both the school’s and a family’s financial status may change from year to year, an award one year does not guarantee the same award the following year.

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  • Fast Facts

    In the 2018-19 school year over one third of our students receive financial assistance.
    Financial assistance is available to full-time students in Pre-Primary through 8th grade. Students attending our mornings only Pre-Primary program are not eligible for financial assistance.
    We do not award 100% assistance grants and grants over 50% of tuition are uncommon.

    Tuition covers all educational costs for the school year including field trips, overnight trips, books and supplies, including a laptop computer for Middle School students.

    The cost of After Care is not included in the cost of tuition, however students receiving financial assistance will also receive assistance for After Care in the same percentage as their tuition assistance.

    No financial assistance is offered for the bus or optional school lunch. Small discounts are offered for mini-courses or at other times throughout the year.
  • Decisions

    Current families will be notified of preliminary awards in January. Award amounts will be finalized after 2018 tax returns and W2s have been submitted and reviewed.

    Prospective families will receive award notifications along with offers of acceptance in March.

    Lowell School’s decisions regarding admission are made independently of requests for financial assistance.
  • Who Should Apply?

    Lowell offers financial assistance to families with a wide range of financial needs. As each family’s situation is different, we cannot provide firm guidelines to help decide whether to apply for assistance.

    A variety of factors are used to determine financial need including; income, assets, debts, family size, and the number of children attending tuition-charging schools. If, after assessing your family’s financial circumstances you find you cannot consider enrollment without some assistance, we suggest you apply. For more information, visit our web page How to Apply.