Apply for financial aid

The School believes in working in partnership with families, therefore, all families are required to make a contribution toward tuition. In order to evaluate the family’s demonstrated need, the School requires full and confidential disclosure of financial resources on the part of the family. This information allows the School calculate an appropriate package of support that can make it possible for a student to attend ASL.

Financial aid decisions and admissions decisions are made independently, and any enrolled student or accepted applicant is eligible to apply for financial assistance, regardless of demographic information or previous educational experiences. To begin your financial aid application, follow the steps below. Once you have submitted the application, please send an email to to notify us that it is complete.

Watch the recording of the 2023 virtual financial aid evening for additional information.

Dates and deadlines

1 October 2023 - Families may begin applying for aid

15 December 2023 - Returning families and sibling applications
1 March 2024 - Prospective families 

Early April 2024 - All financial aid decisions will be released

Submitting the Parents' Financial Statement (PFS)

1. Prepare your documentation


2. Complete the Parents' Financial Statement (PFS) online 

  • From 1 October, visit
  • Click on the “Create an Account" option (bottom left).
  • You will set up a PFS online account using your email address and a password.
    Returning parents: If you completed an online PFS application last year, use your email address and existing password. If you have forgotten your password, click on “Forgot my password.”
  • The ASL school code is 2175.
  • Submit and pay for the PFS via the SSS portal. Vouchers are available for families who find it a financial burden to pay the SSS processing fee. Please contact ASL Financial Aid for a voucher.
  • Submit the statement of need that outlines your family circumstances.
  • We created a video tutorial to help. 

3. Inputting financial information

  • The SSS methodology requires that all information be in US dollars; we convert the results back to pounds sterling. When filling out your PFS, convert all figures in pounds sterling to US dollars using the following exchange rate: £1 GBP=$1.5 USD.
    For the sake of consistency, we use a five-year average currency conversion rate. Families paid in other currencies should call the admissions office for the current conversion rate. Parents paying UK taxes should use estimated figures from April 2023 to March 2024 where it calls for figures from the current fiscal year.
  • UK tax return for the year ending April 2023 or US tax return for the year ending December 2022 (2023, if the tax return is already submitted).

4. Submit financial information

  • It is preferred to upload all documents to SSS. However, you may email attachments to or submit them directly to ASL via post.
  • To submit documents online, you must first submit your PFS, then pay/use your waiver. After completing those two steps, go to the "Manage Documents or Update Your PFS" tab on the main dashboard. There, you can upload documents from your computer. Save each document separately in one of the following formats: Adobe Acrobat .pdf, Microsoft Word, .jpg, or .tif. On the Manage Documents page, click on “Browse,” locate the document, then click on “Upload.”
  • Documents must be received by new applicants by 1 March 2024; returning families by 15 December 2023. Please note, your application will not be considered complete until these documents have been received.
  • If you need to submit these documents by mail instead, send one copy (not the original) of each document to:
         The American School in London
         attn: Brandon Avery, Admissions
         One Waverley Place
         London NW8 0NP.


  • Call SSS customer service at +1 (952) 967-9922 (Monday-Friday, 9 am-8 pm EST; Saturday, 9 am-4 pm EST)
  • Email SSS customer service
  • Watch a video tutorial on how to submit a PFS
  • Contact Associate Dean of Admissions, Brandon Avery + 44 (0)207 449 1301