The first four years of the SSS Financial Aid Conference have been attended by nearly 1,000 financial aid professionals, many of whom attend year after year. The 2015 SSS Financial Aid Conference gave them plenty of reasons to join us again in 2016.

Held at the beautiful Hilton San Diego Resort and Spa, the 2015 event attracted nearly 250 attendees from 34 states, Mexico, and England. With programming geared specifically for financial aid professionals working in private schools, the conference provided valuable information and networking to help practitioners meet the needs of the schools and families they serve.

Keynote speakers Mark Mitchell, Mike Flanagan, and inspirational author Liz Murray informed, engaged, and gave attendees reminders about why this work matters. Dozens of breakout sessions and several networking opportunities enabled financial aid professionals to gather together and share ideas for growth. New to this year’s line-up were Thought Leader Sessions featuring Peter Anderson who provided insights on pros and cons on merit awards and Geordie Mitchell who spoke on building relationships with heads and CFO’s to ensure your leadership voice is heard.

In case you missed it, download the 2015 Program Guide for details on all of last year's sessions. We look forward to having you join us for the fifth annual SSS Financial Aid Conference held in Philadelphia, PA!


The SSS Financial Aid Conference is the essential professional development experience for all who manage financial aid.

Rachel Tilney
Director of Admissions and Financial Aid
Moorestown Friends School (NJ)