Financial Aid Assistant

Stony Brook, NY
May 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Description

Financial Aid Assistant-1700513

Required Qualifications: (Evidenced by an attached resume)

Bachelor's Degree. One [1] year of full-time experience in financial aid administration to include experience with university information systems.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience with financial aid automated systems. Knowledge of computer programs (ie. Microsoft Word, Excel, etc). Brief Description of Duties: The basic function of this position is to provide direct customer service in the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Services to students and their families regarding financial aid application, eligibility, awards, processes, guidelines and standards. In addition, the incumbent will provide assistance to the senior staff in the administration of special programs. Incumbent must possess outstanding written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills. Experience successfully working independently as well as part of a team with a collaborative approach to problem solving.

  • Advises students and families about financial aid application, awards, and general financial aid processes. This entails both in person, telephone and e-mail advisement.
  • Assist in the review, evaluation, certification and disbursement processes of financial aid funds in accordance with federal, state and local regulations and policies.
  • Assist in the review of student/family income analysis of applicants whose income is being verified to ensure compliance with state and federal guidelines and standards.
  • Assist the Director, Associate Director, and Assistant Directors in the administration of special programs as needed.
  • Represents the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Services at recruitment and general information sessions on and off-campus (some take place in the evening and weekends).
  • Other duties or projects as assigned as appropriate to rank and department mission.

Special Notes: This is a full time appointment. FLSA Nonexempt position, eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Evenings and weekends may be required.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

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About Stony Brook:

Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island's scenic North Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff. SBU is a comprehensive research-intensive university and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which includes 34 public universities among its 62 members. SBU consists of 12 schools and colleges and a teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art healthcare in the Long Island region. SBU also manages and performs joint research with Brookhaven National Laboratory, the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast, and shares doctoral programs with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a world-renowned molecular biology institute. Home to the Emerson String Quartet, the Pollock-Krasner House in East Hampton, New York, Humanities Institute, and the Southampton Arts Program, and with endeavors that extend to the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and the Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, SBU sustains an international reputation that cuts across the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

Stony Brook University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. We encourage protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, women and minorities to apply.

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Official Job Title: Financial Aid Assistant
Job Field: Administrative & Professional (non-Clinical)
Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
Department/Hiring Area: Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Services-Stony Brook University
Schedule: Full-time Day Shift 8:30 am- 5:00 pmOffice of Financial Aid and Scholarship Services-Stony Brook University
Posting Start Date: May 8, 2017
Posting End Date: May 22, 2017, 10:59:00 PM
Salary: $42,000
Salary Grade: SL2


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