Now in its fifth year, the SSS Financial Aid Conference will help you use your financial aid dollars to meet your enrollment management goals.

Held in Philadelphia at the Lowes Philadelphia Hotel from October 31 – November 2, the 2016, you’ll see plenty of reasons why hundreds of financial aid practitioners attend year after year. For some, it’s the informative sessions designed to generate ideas and provoke new thinking. For others, it’s the opportunity to connect, share, and learn with others in the profession. No matter your motivation, the conference will surely arm you with the tools, strategies, and network you need to tackle the financial aid issues that keep you up at night.


Who Should Attend

Financial Aid Administrators

Business Officers and Admission Officers

Heads of School, Trustees, and Financial Aid
Committee Members




  • Engaging pre-conference workshops
    You'll find pre-conference workshops ranging from financial aid basics to complex tax returns for business owners.
  • Opportunities to listen to and learn from your peers
    Connect and share with hundreds of your colleagues in the financial aid profession. Hear and learn from them at more than 30 sessions designed to help you handle the ever-changing dynamics of the financial aid landscape. With opportunities such as receptions and dine-arounds, you’ll also be able to connect with peers “outside the classroom” in many ways.
  • Inspiring speakers and thought leaders
    Hear from some of the nation's leading voices to get motivational “big picture” perspectives and strategic thinking on why professionalism matters in financial aid management.
  • Deep dives into the SSS School Portal and NAIS DASL
    Learn how to maximize these tools to efficiently meet the needs of your families, your school’s resources, and your enrollment goals.



Find the professional knowledge you need to make better financial aid decisions

Improve ways to support families seeking financial aid

Become better stewards of your school’s resources

Get hands-on training on the SSS School Portal


2016 SSS Conference Planning Committee


We are grateful to the 2016 SSS Financial Aid Conference Planning Committee for its hard work and commitment in ensuring a conference experience you’re sure to love!


Frank Aloise
Chief Financial Officer
Springside Chestnut Hill Academy (PA)

Marvin T. Garcia
Assistant Director of Admission & Financial Aid
Church Farm School (PA)

Bill Murdock
Director of Financial Aid and Scholarships
Baylor School (TN)

David Rauch
Associate Director of Admission
The Shipley School (PA)



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

Sara Tucker
Director of Financial Aid
The Lawrenceville School (NJ)

Louisa Zendt
Director of Admission and Financial Aid
St. Andrew’s School (DE)

John Zurcher
Director of Enrollment Management and Lower School Admissions
William Penn Charter School (PA)