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Financial Aid Advisor

Company: Ameritech College
Location: Draper
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:



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 eligible students.

? 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 if needed.

? 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 as appropriate.

? 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 events.

? 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 select alternatives.

Human Interaction: Requires the ability to inform and guide others by applying principles of counseling in addressing specific situations.

Keywords: Ameritech College, Draper , Financial Aid Advisor, Other , Draper, Utah

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