An independent day school for grades 6-12

How to Apply for Financial Aid

CSUS uses the School and Student Services (SSS) to process and analyze all financial aid applications. Using the SSS’s award recommendation as a starting point, we reevaluate every application to consider each family's circumstance.

In order for us to evaluate your family’s financial situation, you will need to complete the SSS application, submit tax forms and sign a tax request form (located on the SSS website).

Please note: for parents who are divorced or separated, each parent needs to fill out a separate SSS application and send their tax returns and tax request form to the SSS.

Helpful Resources
We will offer two identical financial aid information sessions on November 30 and December 9, where we will discuss our financial aid program and walk through a typical SSS application. You can register for either of these two sessions through your Ravenna account. Please click here for more information on how to create an account in Ravenna.

In addition, th
e SSS has posted many brief webinars on how to complete certain parts of the application. Take a look at this link. Of course, you are also welcome to contact Mieke Tonn at mtonn@csus.org for assistance.

Affording a Crystal Education & Some Case Studies

For more information on our financial aid program, including a few case studies, please click here.

Financial Aid Dates

List of 5 items.

  • Nov. 30 & Dec. 9, 2017

    If you are thinking about applying for financial aid, please come to an Informational Session on the financial aid application process on either Thursday, November 30, from 7-8:30 pm, or Saturday, Dec. 9 from 9-10:30 am. 

    You can register for either of these sessions through your Ravenna account. Please click here for more information on how to create an account in Ravenna.
  • By January 11, 2018

    Complete the Parents Financial Statement (PFS) form online (available November 1) found on the SSS website.
    If you need assistance in filling out the PFS online, please contact Mieke Tonn, Director of Financial Aid at mtonn@csus.org or (650) 342-4175 ext. 1553.
  • By February 15, 2018

    Send or upload to the SSS (not the school):
    • Signed copies of your 2016 and 2017 tax returns, all accompanying schedules (including, if applicable, K1, S-Corp, partnership agreement, 1065, or 1099 forms), and W-2 forms (if applicable)
    • Form 4506-T (tax request form) - please fill out items 1-4 and the first line of item 6, and sign - BUT DON'T DATE - it.  This form allows us to access the tax forms you have filed with the IRS. Do NOT send the form to the IRS. The form can be found on the SSS website.
    If you decide to mail rather than upload your documents, include a cover sheet (see SSS website) and send to:
         SSS by NAIS
         P.O. Box 449
         Randolph, MA 02368

    Note: For parents who are divorced or separated, each parent needs to fill out a separate SSS application and send or upload their tax returns and Form 4506-T to the SSS.

  • March 15, 2018

    Admission and Financial Aid decision letters mailed
  • March 23, 2018

    12:00 noon deadline for:
    • Enrollment contract
    • Deposit
    • Financial Aid contract (for those receiving financial aid)

Financial Aid FAQs

List of 10 frequently asked questions.

Crystal Springs Uplands School


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Middle School
10 Davis Drive
Belmont, CA 94002
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Upper School
400 Uplands Drive
Hillsborough, CA 94010
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