Financial Aid Advisor

Primary Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Maintain compliance with financial aid regulatory requirements as it pertains to federal and state accrediting agencies and cation policies and procedures.
  • Prepare student financial aid package.
  • Determine financial aid eligibility, develop and review financial aid plan with students and parent(s) or family member(s) while providing consumer information as required by Federal Regulations.
  • Follow up on the status of all pending student loans/grants or promissory notes in order to complete student financial aid packages.
  • Conduct student entrance and exit interviews to ensure all financial obligations are met in a timely manner.
  • Investigate and solve files returned from the U.S. Department of Education for review or verification.
  • Audit all outgoing student files for accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Maintain current knowledge of all government regulations and requirements.
  • Check NSLDS for electronic financial aid transcripts.

Requirements:

  • Ability to interact with all levels of individuals.
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Detail oriented and problem solver.
  • This is a full time position that requires day, evening and weekend availability.

Education/Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Accounting or a related field preferred.
  • 1-2 years experience as a Financial Aid officer / representative, proprietary school financial aid experience is a plus.
  • Hands on knowledge of crossover funding issues.
  • Experience with Return to Title IV calculations.
  • Knowledge of Federal and state grant / loan programs.