Financial Aid Specialist
Position is responsible for managing the Financial Aid for students enrolled in non-term degree programs.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Administer all federal, state and private financial aid programs. This includes Federal Direct Loans and Pell Grant.
Sends financial aid packets with cover letter to undergraduate and graduate students requesting information,
Handles adult students via conference calls and occasional workshops.
Updates all financial aid information on computer tracking system and digital asset management system.
Generates electronic financial aid files on each student; student returns filled out forms; starts electronic folder on student.
Sends completed, certified student files to the Associate Director of Financial Aid for disbursement.
Acts as liaison with the Department of Education, lenders, guarantors, and services dealing with financial aid.
Prepares eligibility and certification correspondence for the Department of Education.
Ensures prompt customer service and problem solving for students.
Gwynedd Mercy University
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Education Experience Bachelor's degree in business, management or related field and one year experience in Title IV student assistance programs or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must be knowledgeable about data processing and computer tracking systems. Excellent communication and presentation skills. Ability to organize multiple tasks. Technical Skills Ability to use a computer to enter and retrieve data; familiarity with word processing, spreadsheet and database management Language Skills Excellent communication and presentation skills Ability to organize multiple tasks Mathematical Skills Excellent computation skills Interpersonal Skills Ability to interact effectively and professionally with others Reasoning Ability Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
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