FEATURES AND BENEFITS

To support the very different needs of the schools we serve, we offer three subscription options. Before submitting your Basic subscription, compare all the features and functionality you receive with an SSS Premium or SSS Full subscription.

 

Your Premium Subscription

This new subscription includes ALL services and features of the Full subscription, PLUS:

  • Prior Prior Year Tax Documents — Require up to three years of tax documents from families (2018, 2017, 2016).

  • Prior Year View of Financial Contribution Worksheet (FCW) — View actual prior year verification values (2017).

  • Auto-Copy Prior Year Verification Values to the School Revision column on FCW.

  • FCW Column for 2019 Estimated Amounts

  • Conga Reporting in Communities — Access to a specialized library of canned custom reports.

  • EFC Snapshot Reports — Compare changes in estimated family contribution (EFC).

  • Easily require business corporation related tax documents — The system flags student folders where a corporation is reported on the PFS.


Your Full Subscription

  • A comprehensive financial aid application for families in both English and Spanish

  • Full access to all SSS School Portal features for unlimited users at your school

  • Features including applicant history, ability to recalculate aid amounts and awards, custom reporting features, and more

  • Free collection and processing of key tax documents

  • Free access to SSS Professional Development materials including webinars, video tutorials, and the NAIS Demographic Center

  • Direct support for your school from the SSS Client Success team and a customer service call center specifically for families


Your Basic Subscription

SSS Basic Subscriptions can serve schools well that have small numbers of applicants and/or basic processing needs. The SSS Basic Subscription enables one school user to:

  • View and print applicants’ SSS-calculated Reports of Family Contribution

  • View and print applicants’ Parents’ Financial Statements

  • Direct support for your school from the SSS Client Success team and a customer service call center specifically for families


PREMIUM vs. FULL vs. BASIC COMPARISON

Subscription Benefits

SSS Premium Subscription SSS Full Subscription SSS Basic Subscription
Services for Parents      
Parents' Financial Statement: financial aid application for families in print and online × × ×
Customer service by phone and e-mail × × ×
Services for Schools      
Objective calculation of families’ ability to contribute to educational expenses × × ×
Collection of tax documents from families to reduce your paperwork × ×  
Capture of key data from tax documents, and side-by-side presentation for easy verification × ×  
SSS School Portal      
24-7 use of the SSS online financial aid management tool Unlimited Users Unlimited Users One User
Ability to view and print SSS-calculated Reports of Family Contribution × × ×
Ability to view and print Parents’ Financial Statements × × ×
School-specific setup features to reflect school policy and practice × ×  
Access to prior years’ applicant information × ×  
Ability to revise SSS Calculations × ×  
Progression of applicant folders through intuitive stages × ×  
One-click "standard" reports × ×  
Custom reports × ×  
Tracking of applicant information from year to year × ×  
Prior Prior Year Tax Documents ×    
Prior Year View of Financial Contribution Worksheet (FCW) ×    
Auto-Copy Prior Year Verification Values to the School Revision column on FCW. ×    
FCW Column for 2019 Estimated Amounts ×    
Conga Reporting in Communities ×    
EFC Snapshot Reports ×    
Easily require business corporation related tax documents ×    
SSS Professional Development      
Training and Best Practice Webinars × ×  
Information resources to educate families × ×  
Online training materials and lessons × ×  
Articles, blogs, and case studies about best practice in financial aid × ×  
Participation in listserve networking communities × ×  
Access to rich demographic reports via the NAIS Demographic Center: SSS Edition × ×