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Working As A Finance Aid Advisor

  • Getting Information
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Processing Information
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
  • Deal with People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Make Decisions

  • Stressful

  • $43,840

    Average Salary

What Does A Finance Aid Advisor Do At Texas A&M University

* Please see job requisition for position responsibilities.
* Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached.
* Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application.
* We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.
* Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to

What Does A Finance Aid Advisor Do At Bryant & Stratton

* Collects, reviews, analyzes, and processes all student financial aid information
* Enters data into multiple tracking systems
* Reviews incoming documentation for accuracy and completeness, and returns incomplete documentation to students in a timely manner
* Monitors student’s progress in terms of submitting required financial documents, other state and federal forms, and follows up as necessary
* Creates and delivers an award letter to prospective students, explaining the financial aid process in detail as the student requires
* Adheres to all Federal and State Financial Aid Guidelines
* Maintains confidential information per FERPA Regulation
* Competencies:
* Strong commitment to customer service and excellent written and verbal communication,
* Ability to assess student’s needs over the phone or via email,
* Energetic, personable and a positive attitude
* Highly organized while working in a fast-paced environment, possess capacity to multi-task while maintaining attention to detail
* Ability to be flexible to changing processes while proactively seeking solutions and problem-solving

What Does A Finance Aid Advisor Do At City Colleges of Chicago

* Supervises staff engaged in interviewing college applicants and other interested parties requesting in formation and assistance in applying for student financial aid.
* Oversees the processing of financial aid awards and the preparation of student financial packages/budgets.
* Conducts orientation sessions to provide information regarding the types of financial aid programs available and the eligibility requirements.
* Assists in designing intra-office forms and procedures for the efficient administration of grants, loans and work/study awarded to students.
* Provides technical advice to staff members engaged in the interviewing and processing of applicants for financial aid.
* Interprets and explains regulations governing Federal, State and college based financial aid programs.
* Prepares financial reports to governmental agencies regarding funds received and disbursed to students.
* Maintains and oversees the maintenance of permanent records and files documenting financial aid awards received by students.
* Assists in evaluating and approving work sites and employers for work/study program.
* An Associate of Arts degree from an accredited junior college supplemented by two years of progressively responsible experience in administering student financial aid programs; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
* Bachelor's degree preferred.
* Knowledge of various financial aid programs available to college students and knowledge of eligibility requirements of available financial aid programs.
* Knowledge of regulations governing State, Federal and college based financial aid programs.
* Ability to plan, direct and review the work of a subordinate staff and the ability to perform arithmetic calculations and prepare student financial packages.
* Good verbal and written communication skills and skill in developing effective working relationships with staff

What Does A Finance Aid Advisor Do At Salem University

* Acquire and demonstrate strong knowledge of all federal, state and institutional financial aid policies, procedures and regulations Provide students with information regarding the financial aid application process, loan counseling and their eligibility for federal, state and institutional financial assistance Responsible for packaging continuing students and assisting with the re-application process for the new financial aid year Process and complete student files which includes all necessary documentation for the completion of the financial aid packaging process.
* Process and review students financial aid paperwork and ensure compliance with regulations regarding the awarding and distribution of Federal Title IV funds and state funds as it pertains to federal agencies, state agencies, accrediting agencies and internal policies and procedures Package students financial aid awards in the student information system, Campus Vue Work in collaboration with the Bursar on outstanding monthly accounts receivable Process stipend requests for current students and forward to the Business Office Work in conjunction with the Admissions office to provide superior customer service to students and family members Attend financial aid training sessions as required Perform other duties assigned by supervisor

What Does A Finance Aid Advisor Do At Texas A&M University

* Uses discretion and independent judgment to advise and counsel students, parents, and/or prospective students in solving their educational financial problems through scholarships, loans, grants, employment and financial counseling; responds to questions and counseling needs in-person and by written, phone, and e-mail means from currently enrolled students, prospective student and parents.
* Assists students to resolve problems and complaints.
* Provides loan and indebtedness counseling to students on an individual and group basis.
* Uses independent judgment to provide support to colleges and departments as needed.
* Assists with review, revision, and interpretation of complex rules, regulations, procedures and polices relating to general financial aid, scholarships, and team specialty area(s).
* Awards, revises, and/or approves the awarding of financial aid through the specific controls of program policy and guidelines.
* Assists in developing and presenting training seminars on pertinent topics and procedures within team area of expertise; learns to provide assistance and guidance to other financial aid staff to ensure that processing activities adhere to established policies and procedures; performs other duties as assigned.
* Uses discretion to respond to varied questions that may require researching and consolidating data regarding financial aid, scholarships and specialized programs; conducts seminars and gives presentations to include classroom and/or professional level for profession and others.
* Performs reviews for professional judgment of student files, making adjustments as needed; reviews Satisfactory Academic Progress appeals and makes decisions regarding the validity of these appeals.
* May present at local or state conferences.
* Plans and executes special events for specific audiences and in support of departmental initiatives; transitions students from prospective to currently enrolled students; participates in and may lead departmental work groups.
* Attends local, state and national workshops and conferences; some travel required.
* Serves as VA Certifying Official for TAMUG.
* Assists with student and applicant Veteran and Hazlewood processing and certification.
* Assists students in resolving problems and complaints with the Veteran Administration, Texas Veterans Commission, and/or TAMUG.
* Coordinates with Veteran Services Office (VSO) on Texas A&M College Station campus to ensure compliance in benefit processing and consistency in policies and procedures between the two campuses.
* Calls into weekly VSO meetings and other VSO related trainings/meetings as needed.
* Supervise student workers daily activities in the counseling of current and prospective students and parents via the phone, email and personal contact to maintain excellent customer service and to ensure compliance with federal, state, and university regulations.
* Interprets and maintains knowledge of current federal, state and institutional policies, procedures and regulations pertaining to financial aid, student employment and scholarships.
* Develops and revises financial aid consumer information materials, publications, and brochures for currently enrolled and prospective students, parents, colleges, departments, and university use.
* With direction from Associate Director, responsible for maintaining all Financial Aid production calendars and regular monthly financial aid website updates and other duties as assigned

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Top Finance Aid Advisor Skills

  1. Financial Aid Process
  2. Student Loans
  3. Fafsa
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Assisted current and prospective students with the financial aid process from start to finish.
  • Approve and process student loans based on Federal Aid eligibility.
  • Completed the necessary FAFSA documents prior to the award year, including the Processing of verification C codes resolutions.
  • Exemplify concern and compassion with students when dealing with life issues while maintaining customer service excellence.
  • Processed Title IV, State, Tribal and University student financial aid in accordance to set regulations and guidelines.

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