Instructions for Filing a Financial Aid Appeal

If you would like to file an appeal with the Financial Aid Committee for additional financial assistance, please read the following instructions.


  • Friday, February 9, 2018: Due date for appeals for continuing students 
  • Friday, March 16, 2018: Due date for appeals for new Upper School applicants
  • Thursday, March 22, 2018: Due date for appeals for new Middle School applicants


All appeals must be uploaded to your student file at Appeals require three documents. Please upload the three required documents in PDF format to your SSS file in Additional Documents and label as "Appeal Document." Please also notify the Financial Aid Committee that you are filing an appeal by sending an email to

Required Document One: letter explaining reason for appeal

Please upload a one-page Letter of Appeal with the following information:

  3. AMOUNT OF FINANCIAL AID AWARDED FOR 2018-2019: $_____________
    This information is available in your FACTS account
    For example, if a student has been awarded a grant of $10,000 and is requesting an additional grant of $2,000, for a total grant of $12,000, the additional amount requested is $2,000
    Please explain your reason for requesting additional funds. This section can be as simple as one paragraph or as long as one page, but it should be as specific and detailed as possible and also it should contain additional or new information that was not included in your PFS. All information on your PFS has already been taken into consideration by the Financial Aid Committee, so your appeal should HIGHLIGHT NEW OR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION that the Committee may not have known at the time of the original award.

Required Document Two: a copy of your credit report (available free)

For all financial aid appeals, the Committee is requiring a copy of your credit report. The appeal will not be processed without it. Visit to obtain a free copy of your credit report. For further information, please review the Federal Trade Commission website.]

Required Document Three: Living Expense Worksheet

Download and complete the Living Expense Worksheet. Fill in all fields highlighted in blue. If the annual total reflects a deficit, please add an explanation as to how the deficit is covered.

Additional Documentation

If your appeal letter indicates that your 2017 income tax return shows substantial changes in your income between 2016 and 2017, we recommend that you upload the 2017 taxes. In any case, you should be prepared to upload 2017 taxes on short notice if the Committee has questions once it begins to review appeals.

Notification of Award Decisions

For all appeals that are filed by the above-noted deadlines, notification of appeal decisions will be sent by the following dates:
  • Tuesday, February 13, 2018: Continuing students
  • Tuesday, March 20, 2018: New Upper School students
  • Friday, March 23, 2018: New Middle School students

School Information

Saperstein Middle School Campus
    15900 Mulholland Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049  
    Tel 310.903.4800 

Upper School Campus 
    15800 Zeldins’ Way, Los Angeles, CA 90049  
    Tel 310.440.3500  
    Fax 310.471.5139

Milken School is a college prep private day school in Los Angeles established on the foundation of the highest academic standards and Jewish values. This Jewish Day School serves students in grades 7-12.