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Financial Aid Process Coordinator - Murray State University
The Financial Aid Process Coordinator is responsible for the administration of the daily import and export of financial aid data between state and federal financial aid agencies, processing and troubleshooting applications which track and award aid, as well as generation of daily reports for the operations team. The Coordinator will also serve as a counselor to students and parents during peak times within the financial aid department.
Bachelor’s degree or year-for-year exchange for equivalent experience; a combination of professional computer systems and financial aid. Minimum one year of professional full-time experience in the financial aid field.
Modify programs to create enhancements to maintain efficient functionalities within financial aid. Assist in the creation of new technical processes, policies, and procedures to ensure current with federal and state requirements. Transfer of files from federal and state agencies. Conversion of data files for import/export. Provide operational and trouble-shooting support for ITDS operations, university personnel, support staff, and outside agencies. Research, implement, compile and analyze financial aid data. Create and document queries and reports for compliance and daily usage. Perform data analysis to improve financial aid daily processes and procedures. Verify information against financial aid regulations. Assist with establishment of notifications, processes, and procedures. Counsel students and parents regarding educational and financial decisions. Assist in presentations to high school presentations, workshops, Summer Orientation, etc. Perform other duties as required/assigned.
Application Deadline: May 5, 2017
To apply please visit: www.murraystatejobs.com/postings/6374
Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Murray State University is an equal education and employment opportunity, M/F/D, AA employer.
Financial Aid Coordinator - Bluegrass Community and Technical College
For a Job Description and information on how to apply, visit the KCTCS website.
Director, Student Financial Planning - Midway University
Midway University invites applications for the position of Director of Student Financial Planning. Reporting to the Vice President of Enrollment Management and working closely with faculty and staff from all areas of the University, the Director will have a significant impact on how we support students, and move the University forward in improving efficiency and effectiveness.
University Leadership and Strategy
- Coordinate inter-departmental operations between Financial Aid and other university departments (Admissions, Registrar, Student Accounts, etc.)
- Operate as a leader and a role model to others; champion University direction and standards
- Excellent interpersonal skills and professional demeanor at all times; possessing the ability to provide outstanding customer service in a fast paced, deadline driven environment
Financial Aid Operations
- Provide leadership and oversight to all areas involving student financial aid including verification, award packaging, professional judgment appeals, return of Title IV funds, federal funds reconciliation, student support contact center, and Military/VA benefits administration
- Oversee all departmental functions, communications, and processes
- Develop and implement best practices and policies that support the goals of increasing student satisfaction, retention, and graduation
- Familiarity with the most recent methods of data collection, research methodologies, and web-based technology as it relates to financial aid; and be able to adapt to changing environments, technology, policies, legislation, and the needs of the students
- Develop objectives to achieve long-term goals within the financial aid budget
- Maintain up-to-date knowledge of federal and state regulations and manage the financial aid department in compliance with all relevant regulations
- Collaborate with other university departments to ensure compliance with federal regulations not directly managed through the Financial Aid department, including Satisfactory Academic Progress, Clery Act, Enrollment Reporting, G5 drawdown and reconciliation, and tracking/reporting last date of academic activity
- Work with Institutional Research to ensure all federal and state reporting is completed by required deadlines, including IPEDs, FISAP, and Experimental Sites Initiatives.
- Serve as point of contact and manage all external audits of financial aid, including annual A-133 single audit, Education Department program reviews, VA compliance surveys, accreditation visits, etc.
- Responsible to ensure all consumer information and disclosures are accurate and provided annually
- Update and maintain Midway University’s program participation agreement with the Education Department
- Analytical and critical thinking
- Management and prioritization
- Strong interpersonal and organization skills
- Strong communication abilities
- Customer Service Focus while balancing Compliance requirements
- Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree preferred.
- Minimum of seven years’ related work experience
- Minimum three years’ experience responsible for the direct supervision of staff members
- Extensive knowledge of federal and state financial aid regulations
- Experience in writing and reviewing policy and procedures
- Experience using Colleague (Ellucian) preferred
- Experience in A133 audit coordination
To apply for this position please visit www.Midway.edu/careers
Midway University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Financial Aid Counselor - Midway University
Midway University is actively seeking Financial Aid Counselor candidates. A successful candidate will work effectively and collaboratively with a variety of constituents while maintaining independent decision making abilities. Excellent organizational and problem solving skills are a must, as well as the ability to complete tasks requiring significant attention to detail in a fast-paced office with frequent interruptions. The ability to balance and prioritize multiple responsibilities and deadlines is critical. Candidate must have excellent written and oral communication skills and possess a high degree of tact and discretion due to the confidential and sensitive nature of financial aid data.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required; Two years of financial aid experience preferred. Must have knowledge and experience with Federal Title IV regulations, state financial aid regulations, packaging aid and counseling students.
The following duties are customary for this position, but are not to be construed as all-inclusive. Duties may be added, deleted and assigned based upon Department discretion and Institutional needs.
- Serving as an administrator of state aid programs, external aid programs (military, voc rehab, WIA, etc.) and outside scholarships
- Serving as campus coordinator for KHEAA Verify services
- Counseling and advising students and parents on financial aid application processes, aid programs, eligibility, procedures, costs, indebtedness and financial planning
- Interpreting application data and creating aid packages for new and returning students
- Coordinating loan counseling and financial literacy efforts
- Running processes in various federal, state and institutional software and financial aid database systems and troubleshooting technical issues
- Creating and interpreting reports
- Conducting financial aid sessions for preview days and recruiting events
- Coordinating with Admissions to provide an effective and seamless student enrollment process.
- Coordinating financial aid communication plan
- Shared responsibilities include general office duties such as meeting with students, responding to emails and answering phone calls.
- This position will require some evening and weekend hours, especially during peak enrollment periods.
Founded in 1847 and affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Midway University began admitting male students into its traditional daytime undergraduate program in August 2016. Midway University also offers adult undergraduate degree completion and graduate programs for both women and men through evening and online delivery. The main campus is located in Midway, Kentucky in the center of the Bluegrass Region and 15 miles outside Lexington. More than 120-acres of the 200-acre campus are dedicated to the institution’s equine program. Midway University also has an off-site location in Lexington, Kentucky.
To apply, please send a letter of interest, resume or CV, and a list of at least three professional references (PDF format preferred) to email@example.com.
Midway University is an equal opportunity employer.
Financial Planning Coordinator - Sullivan University (Louisville)
Are you looking for the chance to learn, grow, and make a contribution to the community? If so, you’ll want to join an organization that is truly committed to making a difference. The Sullivan University System offers post-secondary educational opportunities in a variety of disciplines through its many campuses to prepare students for employment in high-need career fields. At The Sullivan University System, you’ll find a host of career opportunities, an environment that values creativity, a work experience that is both challenging and rewarding, and an organization that values people.
We offer a generous benefits package, a competitive salary, comprehensive training, tuition reimbursement and a professional work environment.
The Sullivan University System has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Kentucky for three years in a row, because we truly believe you don’t need to choose between making a living and making a difference.
The Sullivan University System is currently seeking Financial Planning Coordinators to assist students in the Louisville, KY area. The Financial Planning Coordinator is responsible for working closely with prospective and continuing students and families in planning and coordinating the funding of their education through eligible student loans, grants, scholarships and other financial arrangements.
Responsibilities of the position include:
- Provides students and families with a positive experience and personal attention and guidance through the financial aid application process.
- Conducts financial planning appointments with newly enrolled and continuing students and their families, to assist them in understanding their education funding choices and opportunities; Ensures and confirms students have a clear understanding of their responsibilities for debt repayment upon leaving school, the aggregate limits of funds, their remaining eligibility, and if there is any risk that it will affect their ability to finance the entire program.
- Maintains up to date knowledge of academic programs offered by the school, ensures cost of attendance is accurately maintained in Campus Vue, and students have a clear understanding of their cost of attendance and its impact on funding eligibility.
- Follows guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Education, State of Kentucky and any other agencies or sources of financial aid. Works closely with students and families to proactively seek out funding sources such as scholarships, grants, etc. Creates award estimates based on the student’s eligibility, enters the estimates into CampusVue, and confirms acceptance of the estimates to students in the form of an award letter.
- Proactively requests, collects, reviews and records all documents and signatures that are required to complete financial planning, through any contact method available. This includes documents from students, families and agencies such as DOE, Housing Authority, Welfare Office, Veteran Affairs, etc.; Ensures documents are legible, complete, and clearly imaged for quality assurance reviews.
- Ensures students clearly understand the importance of being responsive and cooperative in collecting the needed information to be compliantly packaged, as well as the potential consequences for failing to do so.
- Assists in the admissions effort of retention and collaborates with admissions, faculty, or any appropriate staff members, to seek out unresponsive students, to ensure students successfully complete their financial planning in a reasonable time frame.
- Responds to any internal questions or issues that arise related to a student’s financial plan, which would prevent a student from successfully receiving his or her funds, and collaborates with other departments, to ensure eligibility requirements are met and are correctly recorded in CampusVue.
- Seeks out and counsels students when changes are necessary to their financial plan, or problems arise. Answers questions from students and families regarding their financial aid throughout their student lifecycle. Ensures changes in financial plans are updated in CampusVue, communicated to the student, and made available for review and approval in a timely manner.
- Successfully completes all new-hire and ongoing training courses in a timely manner.
- Maintains all files, documentation, and data entry according to standard operating procedures.
- Maintains acceptable ratings on the Financial Planning Experience Survey.
Requirements of the position include:
- Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree.
- Three years related experience.
- An equivalent combination of education and work experience may be considered.
- In good standing with the Department of Education.
- Working knowledge of Federal, State, and other agencies policies and procedures regarding the awarding of financial aid in different programs offered is a plus.
- Excellent written, verbal, customer service and interpersonal skills required.
- Ability to effectively and professionally communicate with students and parents regarding financial aid.
- Ability to maintain a flexible work schedule including evenings and weekends.
- Ability to function efficiently and utilize good time management skills in a fast paced and demanding work environment.
- Proficient computer skills with specific emphasis on Microsoft Office products and student information systems, such as Campus Vue.
- Ability to sit for extended periods of time.
- Ability to maintain concentration and attention to detail while working for extended periods of time.
- Ability to hear and speak well enough to communicate with students, visitors, faculty, and staff face to face and via the telephone.
- Ability to conduct extensive phone communications with prospective or enrolled students.
For more information and to apply, visit our site.
Financial Aid Verification Specialist - Berea College
In an office that has frequent student visits, phone calls, and emails,
this mid-level position has responsibility for verification, office accounting, statistical reports, and
updating forms as needed. This counselor along with all other office staff is responsible for communicating and
counseling with students and parents on the complicated financial aid issues and how aid is awarded at Berea
College. Responsible for other duties as assigned by the Director and Associate Director.
- Assisting with exit and entrance loan interviews and default prevention initiatives.
- Counseling with students and parents regarding financial aid issues.
- Working with students and parents on documents to complete the verification.
- Reconciling financial data reported on FAFSA, submitting for processing and making Banner corrections.
- Working with the part-time Verification specialist and F.A. staff to establish priorities to complete
verification prior to registration.
- Supervisor and coordinate FAFSA initiatives and gift cards.
- Manage fund expenditures for Morrill, SELF and other outside loans and grants.
- Monthly office accounting.
- Oversee GRE fee waivers.
- Place office supply orders and update office forms as needed.
- Veterans Affairs liaison and certifying official.
- End of year loan statistical reports.
- Bachelor of Science/Bachelor Arts Preferred
- Federal US tax background helpful or willingness to learn and work with various tax returns and knowledge
of basic accounting skills.
- Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, detail orientated.
- Strong customer service orientation.
- Independent worker, but also team oriented. Ability to multi-task and prioritize.
To apply, please visit the
Berea College Career site.
Financial Aid Counselor - Spalding University
DEPARTMENT: Financial Aid
REPORTS TO: Director of Financial Aid
CLASSIFICATION: Exempt, Full-time
The primary responsibility of this position is to assist, educate and
counsel Spalding University students in the financial aid processes and to award and maintain the best
individual financial aid package for each student through a comprehensive review of the financial aid
application according to federal and state regulations and institutional guidelines.
- Perform federal and institutional needs analysis, verify accuracy of information submitted on the Free
Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA); award Federal Title IV funds and institutional aid to
- Maintain a working knowledge of federal financial aid regulations and related office policies and
- Administer the day-to-day operations of preparing financial aid plans in a timely manner for all
- Counsel prospective and returning parents and students on the financial aid process via phone, through
in person meetings and email.
- Identify and advise students and parents of viable alternative financing options including: student
loans, parent loans, outside scholarship opportunities, etc.
- Participate in specific on and off-campus financial aid-related and community events, including
financial aid awareness and recruiting events and academic program orientations.
- Assist the Director of Financial Aid with office work-flow and special projects.
- Promote and support the mission and vision of Spalding University.
- Abide by University policies, procedures and compliance guidelines.
- Perform miscellaneous job duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree, plus a minimum of one year of financial
aid or customer service experience. Employee must be able to work a flexible schedule, attending some
evening and weekend events during peak recruiting and enrollment periods. Professional development
opportunities will require some overnight travel.
The ideal candidate will have worked previously in a
college or university setting and have two or more years of professional experience in a financial aid or
DESIRABLE KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS:
- Professional demeanor; ability to foster positive communication with visitors, students, administrators,
faculty and staff.
- Strong customer service skills; capacity to handle requests in a timely and efficient manner.
- Ability to access information from a variety of different sources and use sound judgment in the
- Experience with word processing and data entry, and in using various programs within the Windows®
operating system: E-mail, calendar functions, Microsoft Word®, Excel® and PowerPoint®.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality in matters relating to student privacy and release of
WORK ENVIORNMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Work is performed primarily in an office setting. Employee must be able to work in an
environment characterized by occasional interruptions and fluctuating workloads with minimal direct
Sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for
prolonged periods of time; to lift and carry items weighing up to 25 pounds; to operate a desktop or laptop
computer that requires repetitive hand movement and the use of a computer keyboard.
To apply, please electronically submit your resume along with a letter of interest to:
Yolanda Peterson, Human Resources Assistant
845 S. Third St.
Louisville, KY 40203