Apply for Financial Aid

List of 9 items.

  • 1. Click on the button below to get started:

  • 2. Click on the “Apply Now” button.

  • 3. You will set up a PFS Online Account using your e-mail address and a password, which will allow you to return to work on your PFS before submitting it.

  • 4. Submit the PFS and pay the $55 non-refundable fee to SSS.

    Fee Waivers
    To reduce the obstacle that application fees can create for the neediest of families, SSS will automatically evaluate eligibility for families to receive a fee waiver. Fee waiver eligibility will be based on the information families submit on their PFS's regarding total income, family household size, and other factors.

    For those families who do not automatically qualify for a fee waiver through SSS, a very limited number of school waivers may be available through the Financial Aid Office. Contact Carolyn Traester at (203) 397-1001 ext. 208 for details.
  • 5. Hopkins also requires a series of supporting documents from all families:

    A.  a complete, signed copy of the parent(s) 2019 federal and state income tax returns with all schedules filed and the W-2 Wage and Tax Statements and/or Form 1099s and/or K-l form(s)

    B. a copy of the parent(s) 2020 W-2 form or a copy of the parent(s) December 2020 payroll form

    C. a mortgage and/or home equity loan statement that provides the payment amount and 11/30/20 or 12/31/20 balance

    D. a copy of the rental lease (if applicable) that provides the monthly payment amount

    E.  verification of tuition payment(s) to other schools, if applicable

    F.  a copy of the parent(s) most recent 401k/403b statement

    G.  a copy of the parent(s) most recent brokerage account(s) statement

    H.  a complete, signed copy of the parent(s) 2020 federal and state income tax returns with all schedules filed submitted to SSS no later than April 1, 2021. The School reserves the right to adjust or withdraw the financial aid award announced in late February based on the information in the most recent year's tax returns.

    In addition, first time applicants must submit the following:
    • a copy of the parent(s) 2017 and 2018 Federal and State Income Tax Returns, including all schedules filed along with a copy of the parent(s) 2017 and 2018 W-2 and/or 1099 and/or K-l form(s)
  • 6. Your PFS submission confirmation page will link to the Required Documents Cover Sheet.

    You may access the cover sheet at any time by logging into your PFS online account and clicking on “Print Cover Sheet.” Print out the Required Documents Cover Sheet to use when sending in the required documents.
  • 7. Follow the instructions for how to upload the required supporting documents or how to mail your information to School and Student Services.

  • 8. Si tiene alguna pregunta que usted solicita , no dude en ponerse en contacto con el Centro de Servicio al Cliente SSS . La ayuda está disponible en Inglés , así como español .

  • FOR HELP WITH THE SSS FORMS:

    SSS Customer Service representatives are available to help you Monday-Friday 9am to 8pm EST and Saturday 9am-4pm by calling (800) 344-8328.

Financial Aid Deadlines

• SSS opens to receive submissions of the Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) on October 2nd and the committee will begin review of applications in January. The School Code for Hopkins is 900021.

• Financial Aid Applications are due on January 3rd from families of current students. 

• Financial Aid Applications are due on January 15th from families of students who are applying for admission to Hopkins.

• Financial aid award decisions for prospective students are made, along with admission decisions, at the end of February.