Financial Aid Application

Families who wish to apply for financial aid are required to complete the following steps. Please note that the priority deadline for financial aid applications for Round One Applications to Stanford OHS is January 18, 2018. Financial aid applications will still be reviewed after this deadline, but funds are limited.


  1. After October 2, 2017, fill out and submit the School and Student Service (SSS) Parents’ Financial Statement Online (PFS). The Stanford OHS school code is 4308.

  2. Submit copies of all required documents: your 2016 tax returns and W2 forms, as well as any other relevant financial information including supporting tax schedules such as the Schedule SE for Self-Employment Tax.

  3. We recognize that all tax documents for 2017 may not be available by the deadline. Please be sure to submit all 2016 documents requested as well as any information available for 2017, such as a W2. Please upload complete 2017 documents as soon as they are available to you, no later than May 1, 2018.

  4. Please note the following when completing your submission:

    • After completing your SSS application, you will need to wait one business day before you can upload any required or supporting documents.

    • The Financial Aid Committee strongly recommends that you submit all required documents directly onto the SSS application site. Please note that any financial aid submission that is not uploaded directly on the SSS website may take additional time to process.

    • You are required to block out or redact Social Security numbers anywhere they appear on your tax returns or other financial documents before uploading them to the SSS application site.

    • All documents must be submitted in a pdf or jpeg format; files cannot be larger than 500K; the SSS site features Helps and Tips to help you correctly format your documents for uploading.

Application Help

Guides and Workbooks

SSS has many helpful guides and webinars to aid families in their financial aid application process. A few guides are attached below and more resources can be found at the SSS website here.

Questions Regarding SSS Submissions

All questions regarding the SSS application should be directed to the SSS help desk.

  • If you are calling from within the United States, dial 800-344-8328.
  • If you are calling from outside the United States or Canada, dial 952-967-9922.

Problems Uploading Documents

If you are unable to upload documents directly on the SSS website, you can mail this information to us:

Stanford OHS Financial Aid Committee

220 Panama Street

Stanford, CA 94305-4101

The Financial Aid Review Committee

The Financial Aid Review Committee appreciates receiving as much relevant information as possible. If you would like to explain any unusual circumstances, please submit additional information in the section titled “Unusual Conditions.” Clarification during the financial aid application phase will prevent unnecessary delays in award decisions.

The deadline to complete a financial aid application for applicants to Stanford OHS is January 18, 2018. Financial aid submissions received after this deadline will be reviewed; however, the availability of financial aid funds is limited, and applications received on or before the deadline will receive priority consideration. Families who submit forms by this deadline will be able to view their award amount with the admission decision letter by the end of March 2018.