How to Apply for Financial Aid

Thank you for your interest in Lowell School! We look forward to introducing you to our warm community of life-long learners. With a strong focus on diversity, Lowell is committed to providing an inclusive educational experience for as many qualified students as possible. We use the information you provide in this process to understand your unique financial circumstances and, because financial aid is 100% need-based, it is important to have a complete financial picture for your family. We appreciate the time and effort that goes into this application.

Submitting An Application

Lowell uses Clarity to process our financial aid applications. The application opens each year on September 1. Current families should complete applications by November 17, 2023 while applications for prospective students are due January 15, 2024. 
To get started, please go to Clarity and create an account. You will be prompted to select a school, please find Lowell (Lowell School DC) in the drop down menu to access the application. The whole process typically takes less than 30 minutes to complete and there is a $60 fee to submit. 

Need more help? Clarity offers in-app and email support in both Spanish and English. You may also consult the Quick Reference Guide or the Family Application Guide for more detailed, step-by-step instructions. Additionally, Clarity will be holding informational webinars for families on the following dates:
Prospective families who believe they might need financial aid at some point during their child’s tenure at Lowell should begin the financial aid application process along with their initial application for admission. Do not wait until your child has been admitted to apply for financial aid. Financial aid applications that are not submitted by the due date or are incomplete upon submission are only considered if/when funds become available.
We look forward to working with your family!
Lowell School is a private PK-8th grade school located in NW Washington, DC. Our mission is to create an inclusive community of lifelong learners in which each individual is valued and respected.