An independent day school for grades 6-12

To Apply for Financial Aid

  1. Create an account on SSS (School and Student Services)
  2. Submit the PFS (Parent Financial Statement) on the SSS website by applicable deadline
  3. Submit 2019 and 2018 tax returns (1040) with all filed schedules and attachments, any 2019 W2s, and any 2019 1099s by applicable deadline

Please note:
  • Occasionally, we may ask for information in addition to the PFS and tax documentation in order to thoroughly evaluate a complex financial profile.
  • All parents involved in the applicant's life -- including biological parents, step-parents and guardians -- must complete the PFS. In special cases, we may ask for appropriate documentation to consider exemptions to this requirement. Please contact Ayaka Okawa at to request an exemption.
  • We ask divorced or separated parents to submit separate sets of PFS’s and tax documents.
  • Business owners who are unable to submit tax returns by the deadline must submit a copy of the business’ most recent profit and loss statement (P&L).
  • Current Crystal families applying for financial aid for the first time will be asked to submit all tax returns since the year of applying for admission. Awards will only be granted for those who demonstrate a significant change in finances since the year of applying for admission.
  • Financial aid awards are granted on a one-year basis. Families must reapply annually, as we reevaluate and we every family’s financial need each year. Usually, financial aid awards will increase with tuition increases. If there has been a significant change in a family’s finances, we may adjust the financial aid award appropriately.

Find Out More

If you are unable to attend the Financial aid information session, check out the webinars from last year below. For more information on Crystal’s financial aid policy and a view of some case studies, click here.

Financial Aid FAQs

List of 10 frequently asked questions.

Crystal Springs Uplands School

General: (650) 342-4175 |
Admission Inquiries:
Middle School
10 Davis Drive
Belmont, CA 94002
(650) 645-1000
Upper School
400 Uplands Drive
Hillsborough, CA 94010
(650) 342-4175