K-12 Financial Aid Management Solutions
Intuitive. Flexible. Insightful.
School and Student Services (SSS) is an all-inclusive online K-12 financial aid management software with intuitive, step-by-step processes schools and families use to navigate the 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 decisions. SSS financial software streamlines the financial aid process with one user-friendly dashboard, which includes analytic tools and the data reports necessary to guide effective, equitable decision-making.
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.
K-12 Financial Aid Management Made Simple
SSS provides schools with a comprehensive suite of easy-to-use tools, features and data insights in one centralized system. Create efficient financial aid processes, build family relationships, and administer equitable awards with SSS.
Flexible, configurable portal
Customize your 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 family-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 group messages.
Eliminate Manual Tasks and Improve the Family Experience
Learn about how you can automate tasks to improve the family experience with our all-in-one financial aid management software:
- 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 K-12 Financial Aid Management Software
At 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 while empowering private and independent K-12 schools to meet their goals.
Annual Subscription Tiers
(formerly called Standard)
Our Financial Aid—Starter 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.
(formely called Premium)
Our Financial Aid tier encapsulates the features of our Financial Aid—Starter 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.”
— Tricia V., The Grauer School
Schedule Your Free Demo
Simplify and streamline your school’s financial aid process with SSS. Our financial aid management software provides the transparent, detailed roadmap schools and families need to make successful financial aid decisions. Request your free demo.