The principal purpose of this position is advising students and parents about the financial aid process and requirements as well as completing financial aid files. This position requires a high degree of independent judgment, initiative, organization, and problem-solving skills with the assigned functions. Customer service is a paramount attribute for this position, requiring the person to be positive and helpful under the pressure of deadlines.
Maintains current knowledge and information of Financial Aid regulations and guidelines.
Advises and assists applicants, students, and parents regarding the process of applying for and receiving financial aid as well as financial literacy topics.
Assigns correct budgets, complete financial aid files and award financial aid.
Must be able to complete detailed reports as required by the Federal and State Government.
Maintain working knowledge of degree audits to determine if a student is making satisfactory progress and advise students on requirements.
Assists with one or more of the following:
State Awarding and Reporting
Default Management Program
Direct Loan and Pell Reconciliation
Periodically reviews processing procedures to determine their effectiveness and efficiency.
Gives financial aid presentations to various groups and organizations as required.
Performs other related work duties as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
One to three years of experience in financial aid, advising, counseling, or related experience strongly preferred.
Proven aptitude in accounting/bookkeeping procedures required.
Must have experience using computer database and word processing.
Additional Salary Information: Pay band starts at $44,000
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