This professional staff member reports to the Associate Director for all assigned functions and will utilize professional knowledge to perform timely, accurate and complex reconciliations of federal and state program accounts including loans and grants. This staff member will also coordinate the the awarding and problem resolution for the Federal TEACH grant, Federal College Work Study, and the Ohio College Opportunity Grant programs. Also assists in the coordination and implementation for various scholarship and State grant programs in the Office of Student Financial Assistance.
Responsible for the complete accurate and timely reconciliation of federal and state accounts including the Federal Direct Loans, Federal Perkins, Loan, Federal Pell Grant, Federal TEACH Grant, Federal Work Study, Federal SEOG, and Ohio College Opportunity Grant.
Provide necessary monthly reconciliation reports in a timely manner by deadline dates established in the reconciliation master schedule
Responsible for troubleshooting and problem solving errors and/or miscalculations from various reporting systems discovered during the reconciliation process, including communicating with other university offices to resolve account issues
Stay abreast of all institutional, state, system and federal regulations that directly pertain to financial aid and specifically to the reconciliation process. Update and maintain policies, procedures and training materials for the reconciliation position on regular basis
Maintains University records associated with the TEACH grant program. Responsibilities include awarding, reviewing reports, and problem resolution.
Develops and oversees the community service requirements of the College Work study program. Works to expand work study community service opportunities and off-campus work study contracts.
Performs routine audits of the Direct Loan Program
Assists Associate Director with compliance initiatives.
Maintains up-to-date knowledge of federal and state guideline revisions.
Responsible for the processing of the Ohio War Orphans waiver.
Responsible for the processing of state programs including Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance, Rhode Island Higher Education Assistance, and DC Education Grants.
Works extensively with the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) regarding the OCOG program at Miami. This includes producing reports regarding student eligibility, requesting payment from ODHE, and monitoring the funds Miami receives from ODHE.
Responsible for the processing of the Nursing Education Assistance Loan Program (NEALP), GEAR UP, and the Ohio Safety Officers Memorial Fund.
Creates and runs MS Access reports to facilitate operations.
Maintains a basic working knowledge of federal financial aid regulations, eligibility criteria, and University awarding policies.
Responsible for presenting training to staff on financial aid issues
Supports campus outreach programs by performing financial aid presentations on and off campus.
Performs counselor duties when needed. Functions as a back-up for other scholarship and system staff when they are unavailable.
Performs other duties as assigned.
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Required qualifications include a bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience with two years’ experience in a financial aid or equivalent office, preferably in the role of counseling students and parents regarding financial aid. Requires strong communication skills, excellent interpersonal, organizational and planning skills, proven customer service skills, and the ability to work cooperatively with others.
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