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by Macie Bahringer Jr. 6 min read

What does NAIS do for SSS?

NAIS collaborates with SSS in the interest of improving financial aid solutions to schools that are reflective of NAIS standards of best practice in financial aid management. NAIS relies upon the advice and guidance of a volunteer group of private school financial aid practitioners to shape the Methodology.

How will the SSS financial aid alliance affect my school?

Schools using the SSS School Portal and families completing the Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) will experience no disruption to their day-to-day processes as a result of this alliance. I want to register for this year’s SSS Summer Series and SSS Financial Aid Conference.

Where can I get help with the pfs or SSS family portal?

If you have questions about the PFS or SSS Family Portal, our SSS Family Support Center can help. Assistance is available in English and Spanish.

How do I contact the SSS Family Support Center?

If you have questions as you complete your PFS or submit documents in the SSS Family Portal, please contact the SSS Family Support Center. Assistance is available in English as well as Spanish. Phone support is available 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. EST Monday- Friday If you are calling from outside of the United States or Canada, dial 952-967-9922.


How schools determine eligibility for financial aid

To determine your eligibility for financial aid, you must submit an application form and financial statements. There is no income limit that automatically makes your family ineligible for financial aid. Financial aid officers take into account your income, assets, and expenses, including educational costs for other children.

When to apply

Every school has its own financial aid schedule, and the deadlines are different for schools with rolling admissions. In general, most financial aid applications are due in January or February. You will receive a financial aid decision shortly after your child is admitted to a particular school.

Types of financial aid available

Grants are the most common type of financial aid offered by independent schools. They are awarded annually to students who demonstrate financial need, and students must re-apply each year. Grant money comes from the school’s budget and does not have to be paid back.

A powerful, complete financial aid solution

SSS is devoted to serving K-12 private and independent schools with modern technology that connects the power of an inclusive, cloud-based financial aid platform with the fastest, most accurate document verification services available.

Identify your families who need the most help

Your financial aid program is vital to enrolling mission-appropriate students and securing the financial stability of your school. SSS presents an objective baseline and a holistic family view within a centralized system that empowers you to make informed decisions and gives your families an efficient application experience.

Parent Webinars

View free informational webinars for parents that provide valuable tips on completing the Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS).

Family Guide to Financial Aid

This guide is a good starting point to help you understand how K-12 private school financial aid works.

Scholarship Programs

See a list below of some organizations that provide tuition assistance for private schools.

Guiding Principles for Families

Learn more about families’ responsibilities in the financial aid process.