Looking for an overview of the financial aid process?
Identify financial aid options and take the guesswork out of making a private education more affordable.


Family Guide to Financial Aid

This guide is a good starting point to help you understand how financial aid works.

Types of Assistance

Review the five most common sources of aid.

Tips for a Successful Application

Learn seven ways to make the financial aid process easier.

Tax Primer for Parents

Understand which few tax forms will be most helpful as you complete your PFS.

Download the 18-19 Tax Primer

Understanding the 4506-T Form

Get pointers on filling out IRS Form 4506-T.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to the most commonly asked questions about financial aid.

Case Studies

Review financial aid scenarios for some sample families.

Info About Admissions

Navigate the ins and outs of the admissions process.

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Additional Admissions Resources

Navigate the ins and outs of the admissions process.

Tuition Loan Programs

Learn more about programs that can assist families in making tuition payments more affordable

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.

Top Five Private School Financial Aid Application Questions

Get insight into the top five questions that SSS is hearing from families this financial aid season.