Need help completing your Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS)?
Get all the help you need to ensure your financial aid application is complete.


Step-by-Step Guide

Walk through the application process.

PFS Workbook

A guide to completing your PFS from start to finish.

How to Apply for Financial Aid Flyer

Print this flyer for helpful tips on completing the PFS and submitting additional documents.

Parent Webinar

Download a free informational webinar for parents that provide valuable tips on completing the Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS).


Tips For International Applicants

Instructions geared toward those living overseas. 

Submitting Required Documents

Tips to help you successfully submit the tax documents many schools require. 

Making Changes

Learn how to edit your PFS after it's been submitted, or apply to another school.

Fee Waiver Distributors

SSS distributes fee waivers to access organizations that share our goal of broadening access to independent education for young people.


Understanding Your Family Report

Learn how we arrive at your estimate of family contribution. 

Required Documents Cover Sheet

Families are strongly encouraged to upload their tax documents directly via the Family Portal. If you cannot for some reason, you'll need to mail any required tax documents along with the cover sheet found in the SSS Family Portal. After you log in, click on the “My Documents” tab in the upper right corner. Click the “Print Cover Sheet” link on that page to print our customized cover sheet. Make sure to mail your documents at least 10 days before your school deadlines time. You will find our regular and overnight mail addresses on the cover sheet as well.

IRS Form 4506

Complete one of these forms if your schools want you to request a copy or a transcript of the actual 1040 filed by the taxpayer.