The Financial Aid advisor is responsible for advising students
on application procedures, reviewing student aid application files,
determining eligibility for federal, state, and institutional
financial aid, awarding aid to eligible students, and assisting
with financial aid office operations. The advisor is also
responsible to perform administrative work involving the processing
of student aid applications to determine eligibility for financial
aid, dissemination of financial aid information, and maintenance of
financial aid records.
? Advise students applying for aid; assist students in
completing appropriate forms; assess/verify financial aid
application files for eligibility for federal, state, and
institutional financial aid and for compliance with federal/state
financial aid regulations; determine types/amounts of aid to offer
based on formulas and individual situations; award aid packages to
? Utilizing workshops, individual appointments, web tools,
email, social media and telephone to disseminate accurate and clear
information while counseling, advising and directly supporting
students and their families with the financial aid process
? Analyze student files to make a determination regarding
eligibility for financial aid and processes financial aid
paperwork, ensuring funds are awarded in accordance with Federal,
State and Institutional regulations and policies.
? Analyze student files which have had their Free Application
for Federal Student Aid selected for verification, determine and
request additional information as needed, submits corrections to
the Department of education, evaluate eligibility and change awards
? Support the maintenance of the required knowledge and protocol
for the Financial Aid Department, ensuring that information is
efficiently communicated within the department, to all applicable
stakeholders and to students / families.
? Evaluate unusual/mitigating circumstance documentation or
information provided by the student; exercise judgment by making
adjustments or revisions to costs, contribution, need, or
dependency status as exceptions to the prescribed process.
? Present at and participate in team meetings and student forums
as required to disseminate information.
? Read, interpret, and apply federal and state regulations and
school policies as they relate to Financial Aid, ensures compliance
and deadlines are met.
? Collaborate with other offices and departments to provide
appropriate resources to students, represents Financial Aid at
various programs on and off campus, and serve on college committees
? Assist Director of Financial Aid and collaborate with other
departments in developing strategies that support the goals and
objectives of the department, and college in student satisfaction
and other related areas.
? Conduct financial aid presentations, information sessions,
student orientation sessions and other enrollment services related
? Preform other job-related duties as assigned.
Other responsibilities as determined by assignments
- Identify students who are leaving school, prepare and conduct
exit documentation for students leaving school
- Any other duties or special projects as assigned;
- Attends and actively participates in school functions,
including but not limited to: receptions, marketing events,
graduations, in-service training, advisory committees, etc.
Education and Licenses:
Bachelor's Degree preferred, but not required. Basic knowledge
regarding student financial aid and Title IV regulations.
2-3 years of experience working directly with students and
parents in Financial Aid.
Skills and Abilities:
Data Utilization: Requires the ability to evaluate, audit,
deduce, and/or assess data using established criteria. Includes
exercising discretion in determining actual or probable
consequences and in referencing such evaluation to identify and
Human Interaction: Requires the ability to inform and guide
others by applying principles of counseling in addressing specific