Financial Aid Analyst for Scholarships

Financial Aid Analyst for Scholarships

Job Description:

Position SummaryJoin a vibrant campus community whose excellence is reflected in its diversity and student success. West Chester University of Pennsylvania’s Financial Aid Office invites applicants for the position of Financial Aid Analyst.

West Chester University, a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, is a public, comprehensive institution committed to offering high-quality undergraduate education, selected post-baccalaureate and graduate programs, and a variety of educational and cultural resources for its students, alumni, and citizens of southeastern Pennsylvania. We are a community of educators dedicated to developing graduates who succeed personally and professionally and contribute to the common good.

WCU proudly offers a positive and purposeful work environment; comprehensive employee benefits including health, vision, and dental insurance along with many wellness programs; a commitment to work-life balance including generous paid vacation, paid sick time, military leave and paid time off for most major holidays; and a University mission to support employee personal and professional growth including a tuition waiver for self and family members, training and development, and advancement opportunities.

The Financial Aid Office supports the recruitment, retention, and student success efforts of the University’s diverse undergraduate and graduate student population by helping students and their influencers seek, obtain, and make the best use of all financial resources.

Reporting to the Associate Director of Financial Aid, Financial Aid Analyst supports the processing and reconciliation of scholarship funds; helps to resolve issues with scholarship awards and disbursement; posts scholarship opportunities to the Financial Aid website; and creates communications to promote scholarship applications and opportunities.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate experience working in a financial aid office and using student information systems; and the ability to work independently, manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced office environment and communicate effectively across a diverse population.

Responsibilities include:

Post outside scholarship awards to student accounts and disburse funds
Repackage financial aid awards to address scholarship over-awards as needed
Update scholarship manager software with new applications and opportunities for students
Assist reconciling awards in the student information system

Required Knowledges, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of the practices and procedures of computer data control
Knowledge of methods and techniques of data batching, computer input preparation, and computer output review
Ability to read and interpret input forms, keypunch cards, and computer printouts
Ability to maintain accurate log and control records
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
Preferred Qualifications

Experience collecting and managing data
Experience creating and maintaining complex reports in Microsoft Excel
Experience working in a financial aid office or with scholarship funds
Demonstrated experience working in student information systems such as PeopleSoft, Banner, and Ellucian

Confirm eligibility for renewable scholarships
Aid in the creation of annual fund reports including W.W. Smith and Charlotte Newcombe
Assist with budget reconciliation
Perform other duties as assigned


West Chester University


Minimum Qualifications One year as a Data Analyst 1 OR Three years of progressively responsible experience in the review, analysis, and control of computer processed data. Appropriate post high school education may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis OR Any equivalent combination of experience and training Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office including Outlook, Word, and Excel


Special Instructions Ask about opportunities to work from home and alternate work schedules. Candidates should apply online at Applications allow for cover letter and resumes (both required for consideration). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants must successfully complete the interview process to be considered as a finalist. Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty and staff advances WCU’s educational mission and strategic Plan for Excellence. West Chester University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon satisfactory completion of all pre-employment background checks. Agency West Chester University Address 201 Carter Drive, Suite 100 West Chester, Pennsylvania, 19383 Phone 610-436-3232 Website

Application Deadline:

Accept Electronic Resumes


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