We encourage prospective families to begin the admissions and financial assistance application process at the same time. Waiting to apply for financial assistance until after an admissions decision makes it more likely that there will not be enough assistance available to meet your family’s need.
Lowell uses TADS (a secure site designed to help assess financial need) to gather the information necessary for determining financial assistance eligibility. To learn more about the process, visit the TADS FAQs for Families flyer.
Please make note of the deadlines below to allow yourself the time you need to complete the application.
How to Apply
Step-by-Step Guide to submitting an application to TADS.
There is a printable worksheet available on the TADS website at the beginning of the online application, or you can click on the button below for the pdf. Please take advantage of the practice worksheet; it will make the rest of the process go very smoothly!
Select Lowell School by clicking through the State/City/School dropdowns
One application per family (or per parent in the case of separate households). Both biological parents must submit financial information as part of the application process. A non-refundable processing fee of $39 per household will apply.
If you file 1041, 1065, 1120, or 1120S forms with your taxes, there may be an additional charge of $19. If this fee applies to you, you will be prompted during the application process.
Current Families Preliminary grant notifications will be sent in January. Grant amounts will be finalized after tax forms and W-2s have been reviewed. Prospective Families Financial aid decisions will be sent along with offers of acceptance in March. All financial information is confidential. Please be assured that final admission decisions are in no way influenced by a request for aid.
We cannot guarantee the availability of funds to families whose financial aid forms are submitted later than the deadlines. Incomplete financial aid applications will be placed on a financial aid waiting list and will be processed as funds remaining in the financial aid budget permit.