How to Apply for Financial Aid

Getting Organized

Lowell encourages prospective families to begin the admissions application process and the financial aid application process at the same time.

Step-by-Step Instructions

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  • Set up a TADS account

    Go to the TADS website ( and click on "Financial Aid Assessment: Click Here to Apply" or click on the button below to begin.

    The first time you visit, you will need to click on "Create New Account." You will be prompted to enter an email address and a password. This will be your username and password throughout the process.

    From here, there will be a series of drop-down menus, and you will be directed to the application.
  • Complete the TADS worksheet

    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!

  • Collect required documentation

    Next, gather these items:
    • Most recently filed 1040, 1040EZ, or 1040A tax forms
    • Most recent pay stub for all jobs
    • Most recent W2 for all jobs
    You may be asked to provide additional documentation during the application process.
  • Fill out and submit your FA Application

    The processing fee is $34 per family. It is non-refundable. 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.
  • Submit required documentation

    At the conclusion of your application, you will be asked to submit your documentation. There will be a link for uploading these documents. You also have the option to fax or mail documents to:

    1201 Hawthorne Avenue, Suite 100
    Minneapolis, MN 55403
    (fax) 612-548-3326

    Within 48 hours of receiving these documents, TADS will send a confirmation via email.
  • Questions

    For help completing or accessing the application, contact TADS:

    800-477-8237 (phone) (email) (online chat)

    If you have additional questions, please contact:

    Chris Ginter
    Director of Finance and Operations
    Lowell School
  • Financial Aid decisions

    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.


For more information contact

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Please Note

In order for the Financial Aid Committee to process all financial aid applications in a timely and equitable manner, all required documents must be submitted by the designated due dates.

Important Dates

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  • Dec

    Current family FA applications due

  • Jan

    Prospective Family Financial Aid Applications Due

  • Feb

    FA Acceptance letters due by 9:00 am

  • Apr

    FA Applicants 2018 tax returns due