How to Apply for Financial Aid

If you believe that you will need financial aid, you should begin the admissions process and the financial aid process at the same time. Do not wait until your child has been admitted to apply for financial aid. It is unlikely that funds will be available at that time.
Financial aid applications that are not submitted by the due date or that are incomplete upon submission are automatically waitlisted and only considered if funds become available.

Getting Organized

Lowell uses SSS to gather the information necessary to determine financial need. To learn more about the process, read the How to Apply for FA for 2021-22 flyer.

Submitting an Application

Lowell uses School and Student Services (SSS) to process our financial aid applications. The application opens each year on November 1. Applications from current families are due December 12, 2020, and applications from prospective families are due February 1, 2021.
Prospective families who believe they might need financial aid should begin the admissions process and the financial aid process at the same time. Waiting to apply for financial aid makes it much more likely that there will not be enough assistance remaining to meet your family’s needs.
  • Begin here
  • New users will need to create an account, families who have used SSS in the past may simply login. Be sure to use Lowell School’s Code: 4700
  • Follow the "Complete your Parents' Financial Statement (PFS)" link and begin your application.
  • Submit and pay for the PFS. Fee waivers are automatically granted to families who qualify based on SSS income guidelines.
  • Upload copies of the required documents (listed below) to your SSS account.
Additional required documents:
  • Current year income statements. This includes W2s, 1099s, unemployment statements, and Social Security income statements.
  • Most recent federal tax forms (IRS form 1040) and relevant schedules. We also ask that business owners and those in partnerships include Schedule C, Schedule E, Form 1120, and or K-1.
  • Additional documents may be requested.
Need more help? The SSS Family Resource website has a wealth of information to assist you in the process including flyers, step-by-step instructions, webinars, and a dedicated parent support line.

We look forward to working with your family!


Jar Lampard
Financial Aid Program Manager

Chris Ginter
Director of Finance and Operations

Important Dates

Financial Aid applications will open November 1, 2020, for the 2021-22 school year.


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  • Jar Lampard 

    Financial Aid Manager, Human Resources Manager
Lowell School is a private PK-8th grade school located in NW Washington, DC. At Lowell students gain the knowledge, skills, and social-emotional literacy to be the bold leaders and creative problem solvers our world needs.