2. Access the SSS website
to set up your online account (or access the account that you’ve set up in a previous year) and view other resources related to the application process. Financial aid applications for the 2018-2019 school year can be submitted starting November 2, 2017.
3. Complete your online PFS, submit it, and pay the application fee.
a. The SSS code for Open Window School is 1083.
b. You will be prompted to upload your supporting documentation*.
c. Click here
to view instructions and tips related to uploading documents.
4. SSS no longer accepts paper applications; applications must be submitted online.
Be sure to complete all applicable fields and schedules and provide the required explanations. In particular, the Other Nontaxable Income Schedule 7 MUST be completed. Dual household families (separated, divorced, never married) must submit a PFS for each household. See our Financial Aid Policy for more information about this requirement.
*Required supporting documentation:
1. 2017 W-2 form(s)
2. 2017 1040 with all filed schedules and attachments
a. If your 2016 income tax return is not available, submit a copy of your 2016 return (including all schedules) and a cover memo explaining any significant differences in financial information between 2016 and 2017. A copy of your 2017 tax return will be requested when it is available to complete the financial aid file
3. Form 4506, 4506-T or 4507T-EZ Request for Individual Tax Return Transcript (signed and dated).
Financial aid application documents are kept strictly confidential in the Business Office or on the secure server of SSS. Please see the SSS website for information regarding their security protocols.
Please contact Mary Ker
n, Controller, at 425-214-0540; if you have any questions about the Open Window School financial aid process.
Contact SSS Customer Service at 1-800-344-8328 if you have questions about completing the PFS or uploading documents to their website.