Financial Aid Management Software for Schools
Intuitive. Flexible. Insightful.
An all-inclusive online financial aid software with an intuitive, step-by-step process schools and families use to navigate the complete financial aid cycle.
Your financial aid management software is crucial to bringing mission-appropriate learners into your school and making confident, well-informed financial aid and award decisions. SSS streamlines the financial aid process with one user-friendly dashboard, which includes a suite of analytic tools and features and the data reports necessary to guide effective decision-making.
How Our Premier Financial Aid Solution Streamlines Efficiency
Our Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) is the cornerstone of our financial aid process. Families submit a PFS and grant SSS permission to analyze their financial information. Using a straightforward roadmap designed by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), we estimate the amount a family can contribute to school expenses and forward the estimate to your school.
Easy Application Monitoring
Track a family’s application progress on your dashboard from start to finish.
Swift Application Delivery
Access a family’s PFS data and calculate family contribution in a detailed student folder within an hour of submission.
Instant Access to Documents
View parent documents immediately after they are uploaded.
Fast Document Verification
Receive verified tax forms less than a day after the parent uploads them.
How it works
At SSS, the Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) is the cornerstone of our financial aid process. Families submit a PFS and grant SSS permission to analyze their financial information. Using the formula built and maintained by NAIS, we estimate the amount they can contribute to school expenses and forward that estimate to your school.
Financial Aid Management Software Made Simple
SSS provides schools with a comprehensive suite of easy-to-use tools, features and data insights in one centralized system for you to administer a successful financial aid program.
Flexible, configurable portal
Customize your self-service setup to complement your school’s policies and processes with opt-in alerts, notifications, and email reminders to keep staff and families on task.
Review detailed financial analyses—including tax verifications, parent explanations, and unusual conditions — to inform tuition decisions.
Reporting and analytics
Leverage the power of advanced, real-time analytic reports and year-over-year historical data to shape future financial aid budgets.
Allocate and track awards within one convenient hub while accounting for other aid sources as you move from proposed to approved awards.
Tax form verification
Validate parent-reported amounts with our tax verification automation feature and use our integrated tools to make revisions.
Messaging and mass email
Communicate with individual families within the portal or use our mass email feature to send out group messages.
Eliminate Manual Tasks and Improve the Parent Experience
Learn about how you can automate tasks to improve the parent experience with our all-in-one financial aid management system:
- Estimate financial awards for multiple students from the same household for one fee with a single form.
- Automate fee waiver evaluations at the time of application submission.
- Provide built-in application guidance with tips, hints, and question-by-question instructions.
- Refer families to our dedicated SSS Family Support Center for immediate application assistance.
SSS: A Premier Financial Aid Software Vendor
At School & Student Services (SSS), we’ve prioritized connecting schools with eligible students and families for more than 50 years. We offer an all-inclusive, intuitive solution for calculating accurate need-based financial aid awards to assist deserving families and help private and independent K-12 schools thrive.
Annual Service Subscription Tiers
Our Lite subscription offers the fundamental tools necessary for financial aid processing, including read-only portal access to review PFS information and a one-page SSS Report of Family Contribution per family.
Our Standard tier enables you to access all portal tabs, collect and store documentation, receive current-year tax form verification, make revisions and recalculations, add awards and run reporting. Benefit from in-portal professional development resources and our SSS community forum.
Our Premium tier encapsulates the features of our Standard subscription, plus enhanced tax form collection with the option to require up to three years, receive verification on the two most recent years, and use prior year verified amounts on the folder’s worksheet. Advanced analytic reports provide insight into year-over-year data per student.
“SSS provides such a deep, comprehensive view of families’ financial situation that I’m always confident that I have all the information I need to make informed financial aid decisions.”
Schedule Your Free Demo
Simplify and streamline your school’s financial aid process with a recognized financial aid software vendor like SSS. Our step-by-step system provides the transparent, detailed roadmap schools and families need to make successful financial aid decisions. Request your free demo.