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Enrollment Management (EM) is a multi-unit department within Academic Affairs, under the direction of the Associate Vice Chancellor. EM is comprised of seven high-profile, core functional units including: the Office of Admissions, the Office of the Registrar, Financial Aid and Scholarships Office, Enrollment Management Information Technology, Creative & Analytical Services, Cal-SOAP, Parent & Family Programs, and the Business Office. EM's core functions oversee undergraduate admissions, continuing student enrollment management, and financial aid and scholarship management.
The Financial Aid and Scholarships Office is a core mission-critical student service unit within the Enrollment Management. The UC San Diego Financial Aid and Scholarships Office administers over $450 million in support to undergraduate students and $15 million to graduate/professional level students (excluding Health Sciences). About 60% of undergraduates receive some form of support, with this number growing each year. The staff provides outreach services, counseling, eligibility and verification determination, budgeting, awarding, reconciliation of payments, and federal, state, and university reporting.
The financial aid counselor position is empowered to serve every financial aid customer (prospective students, current students, and families) at every stage of contact with the university. Working independently under general supervision, applies a broad understanding of student aid program practices and policies including federal, state and university regulations to determine appropriate allocation of aid awards, authorize exceptions, and provide individual counseling on non-routine, sensitive aid issues. As a specialty/project leader, plan, develop, implement and coordinate at least one financial aid related program or specialty with the ability to be flexible and demonstrate a supportive team attitude.
Please submit a cover letter for a complete application.
Required to work weekends and evenings to participate in outreach activities on and off campus.
Working knowledge of policies, regulations, and practices for awarding financial aid; specialized knowledge of particular programs.
In-depth knowledge of the financial aid service partners with a thorough understanding of the processing relationships and the technology of different mechanisms between entities (Federal Government, State Government, IRS, central processing agencies, lenders, guarantors, scholarship agencies, etc) to facilitate eligibility confirmation and problem resolution.
Proven ability to assess processes and implement improvements. Thorough interpersonal skills. Ability to work with community members and to provide outreach presentation as part of recruitment and enrollment management.
Strong ability to calculate financial aid with attention to detail and accuracy. Understand financial aid eligibility requirements pertaining to academic progress, citizenship eligibility, default and overpayment of federal aid, etc.
Ability to interpret policies and develop procedures to ensure compliance. In-depth knowledge of regulations in interpreting and administering of federal Title IV, state and university financial aid programs to ensure compliance.
Proven ability to research interpret and apply complex rules and laws. Write and present concise findings with recommended course of action.
Demonstrated working knowledge of advising and counseling techniques.
Strong technology skills with financial aid management software systems.
Demonstrated experience using complex databases. Ability to define specifications for database programming.
Knowledge and understanding of databases and external financial aid systems (EdExpress, COD; NSLDS, CPS, Webgrants, ELM) and experience with document management and imaging systems.
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