Knowledge Center

From webinars and video tutorials to product guides and research, you'll find all the resources you need to fully utilize Comp*Assist Online and grow in your career as a financial aid professional. These resources are available exclusively to SSS Subscriber Schools, so you will be required to login to view.

SSS Community

One thing that uniquely defines SSS by NAIS has nothing to do with us and everything to do with you. Our school community is defined by a tremendous spirit for professional growth, and it's our goal to support that every way we can. You will now find all SSS-related discussions and information in one place: the new "SSS by NAIS Financial Aid Community" within NAIS Connect.



How to Apply for Financial Aid Flyer

Available for Purchase 

This four-color, two-sided flyer provides families with helpful tips for completing the PFS and submitting additional documents.


Family Guide to Financial Aid Booklet

Available for Purchase


This 8-page, 4-color booklet provides a thorough examination of the types of financial aid, an overview of eligibility, and examples of aid packages. Families will also find some general information on how to apply for aid via the SSS PFS.


Understanding Financial Aid eBook

Written in partnership with AdmissionsQuest, this downloadable e-book assists families in learning the ins-and-outs of the financial aid process in private schools.


PFS Workbook

A line-by-line guide for successfully completing the PFS. 


International Student Financial Aid Profile


Schools are welcome to use this form when working with international applicants. Use it  as is or customize it to meet your needs.

It's important to note that  Adobe Acrobat Pro users can can fill it out online, save, print, or email.  Adobe Acrobat Reader users can also fill it out online (or print to fill out by hand) but will not have the ability to save and send as an attachment to an email. Please also be aware that Mozilla Firefox does not support this functionality! It's recommended that families utilize either Internet Explorer or Chrome to complete this form. 




Guiding Principles for Families

We provide these guideposts to families to outline their responsibilities in the financial aid process.




Fee Waiver Codes

Part of our commitment to increasing access to private schools means providing each SSS subscribing school with seven fee waivers free of charge. You can distribute these to any family you choose so they can cover the cost of submitting a Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS). Additional fee waiver codes are also available to purchase. 

Access organizations looking to become Fee Waiver Distributors should click here for an application.

Learn more about using Fee Waiver Codes

Sample Letter with Fee Waiver Codes

Use this letter as a template when providing fee waiver codes to families.

Family Night Presentation

This presentation was designed for use in your “Family Night” meetings with parents. It takes them through the financial aid process including an introduction to the Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) and helpful hints on completing it.

PFS Logo

Load this PFS logo (.gif) on your school's website and hyperlink it to the SSS Website for Families.




Required Documents Cover Sheet

Families mailing in additional required tax documents should use this cover sheet.

Business and Farm Statement

Many schools require that families who own farms or businesses complete this SSS form.

IRS Form 4506

Some schools ask families to complete a version of this form. It is used to request a copy or a transcript of the actual 1040 filed by the taxpayer. 

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