FEATURES AND BENEFITS

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

 

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

FULL vs. BASIC COMPARISON

Subscription Benefits

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 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 ×  
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 ×