How to Apply for Financial Aid

Financial aid awards at Girls Preparatory School are all need-based. To begin your financial aid application, complete SSS’s Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) and then submit the required documents. Information about completing the PFS and submitting the documents is outlined below. The PFS is a comprehensive application that will take some time to complete. Give yourself the time you need by not waiting until the deadline to begin. You’ll need your most recent tax documents before beginning the PFS.


  • Beginning October 1, 2019, go to
  • Create your PFS Online account with your email address and a password. If you applied for financial aid last year, simply login to the PFS Online as a Returning Family, using the email address and password you set up last year. 
  • Begin a PFS for Academic Year 2020-21. You can log out of the PFS Online at any time, then return later to complete it. 
  • Complete only one PFS per household. You can apply for aid to multiple schools and for multiple children using just one PFS and one flat fee. Families with two households must submit two separate PFSs. 
  • After you have pressed submit, you’ll be brought to a payment screen. The fee of $51 is nonrefundable. Once your PFS is submitted, it cannot be withdrawn from the SSS system.
  • After you pay for and submit your PFS, you’ll have access in the PFS Online to a section called “My Documents.” You can upload the additional documents we require there. 

Key Information You Need to Know:

  • Our school’s full name: GIRLS PREPARATORY SCHOOL 
  • Our school’s SSS code: 3424 
  • Due date for completing the PFS: December 31, 2019
  • Due date for submitting 2018 documents: December 31, 2019
  • Due date for submitting 2019 W2’s: February 15, 2020
  • Due date for submitting 2019 tax documents: April 15, 2020

How to Submit Additional Required Documents:

  • Prepare your documents to be uploaded. Make sure the documents are on your computer, each saved as a separate file. Remove any security or password protection from your document files. The Noncustodial Parent Waiver Petition (if applicable) is available to download on our website.
  • Return to the PFS Online and login. 
  • Select the Academic Year 2020-21 button. 
  • From the PFS Online, click on the “My Documents” tab. 
  • On the “My Documents” page, you will see an upload button or a hyperlink next to a specific document name in the "Required Documents" section of the PFS. Clicking either the upload button or a hyperlink will lead you through a series of steps allowing you to name, locate and save the file.
  • Once you have uploaded a document, the date will appear in the “Date Uploaded” column within minutes of the upload. Some tax documents go through a verification process. It can take up to 48 hours for the verification process to complete. 

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Helpful Downloads and Forms:

2018 Required Documents

  • 2018 1040 + all schedules, if applicable 
  • 2018 W2, if applicable 
  • 2018 K-1s, if applicable
  • 2018 Business Tax Returns (if greater than 25% stake in company)

2019 Required Documents

  • 2019 1040 + all schedules, if applicable 
  • 2019 W2, if applicable 
  • 2019 K-1s, if applicable
  • 2019 Business Tax Returns (if greater than 25% stake in company)
  • Most recent mortgage statement OR rental agreement