Training Webinars from SSS

SSS provides online learning events throughout the financial aid season. Some webinars provide training on how to understand and use specific components and features in the SSS School Portal while others focus on best practices and trend analyses. These webinars are free to SSS Subscribers and are recorded for on-demand viewing as well.

How To Register

SSS subscribers can access our full slate of free training webinars right in the SSS School Portal. Just login and click on the "Home" tab. You'll find links to register for each webinar. Our library of recorded webinars is also available to SSS subscribers in the School Portal. Just login to the School Portal and click on the "Content" tab at the top of your Dashboard.


The 2018-19 academic year webinar series has concluded. You may access all of the slides and recordings through the Content library in School Portal.

March 15, 2018
Having Tough Conversations with Families - Presented by Mark Mitchell, NAIS

March 1, 2018
Part 2 - Reporting to Your Board: Engaging Heads and Trustees in Affordability Issues - Presented by Mark Mitchell, NAIS

February 22, 2018
Part 1 - Using Reports in School Portal to Maximize Your Time

January 31, 2018 - 2-3 pm ET
529 Savings Plans and Financial Aid:  What To Do? Presented by Mark Mitchell, NAIS

Join this discussion of the new rules allowing 529 Savings Plan account holders to use these funds for private, K-12 education expenses.  How do SSS and NAIS currently treat 529 Savings and what changes might be ahead?  What does NAIS and SSS recommend that schools do to account for this new twist in the tax law?  What issues and questions are your colleagues raising that we've been hearing and responding to?  Gain information and perspectives on how SSS, NAIS, and your peers are responding to this evolving issue.

January 11, 2018
Spotlight on the K-1, 1065 and 1120 - Presented by Mark Mitchell, NAIS

December 14, 2017
Recommendations for Reviewing Tax Documents - Presented by Mark Mitchell, NAIS

December 7, 2017
Using 2016 Tax Documents to Meet Early Deadline Dates

Thursday, November 16, 2017
SSS: Communicating with Families Through School Portal

Monday, November 13, 2017
NAIS Methodology: How It Works and What It Means, Presented by Mark Mitchell, NAIS