Technician, Financial Aid Scholarship

Austin, TX
Aug 12, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

General Statement of Job

To assist in providing technical support in the administration of student scholarships and reconciliation of student scholarship funds; assist in providing financial aid information and guidance to students.

Position Information
Location Highland Business Center Hours 40 hours/week as assigned; Generally Monday through Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm with occasional evenings and weekends Salary Technician 3/117 ($28,745.00 - $41,064.00) FLSA Status Non-Exempt Reports To Supervisor, Scholarship Criminal Background Check Pre-employment criminal background checks are required for all Staff and Faculty positions. Pre-employment urinalyses drug screens are also required for all top candidates considered for positions in ACC's College Police department.

Description of Duties and Tasks

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Provides financial aid information to students regarding programs, application procedures, availability of funds, procedures for applying, and disbursement of funds as well as responding to financial aid inquiries.
  • Reviews scholarship and student financial aid applications to determine eligibility based on federal and state regulations and donor requirements.
  • Oversees conducting of student survey data, gathering data, and monitoring of all the scholarship information workshop forms and supplies for legal compliance and reporting purposes.
  • Audits scholarship management database for completed applications, creates committee review groups, ensures committee meets and obtains recommendations, and generates reports to use for supervisor, Austin Community College (ACC) Foundation, and other college departments.
  • Receives and deposits donor checks, applies funds to student accounts, updates scholarship award database, reconciles end of the month expenditures, generates beginning and end of semester reports, and completes required surveys for various scholarship programs and outside agencies.
  • Conducts outreach programs with area high schools and community agencies to promote scholarship opportunities.
  • Reviews and resolves scholarship issues from multiple campuses financial aid offices.
  • Serves as a liaison with ACC Foundation, ACC departments, external donors, and outside agencies such as the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

  • Knowledge

    Must possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

    • Student financial aid processes and activities.
    • Federal and state regulations pertaining to financial aid programs.
    • Work study programs and financial aid outreach programs.
    • Compiling data and preparing reports.


    Must possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

    • Maintaining an established work schedule.
    • Effectively using interpersonal and communications skills including tact and diplomacy.
    • Effectively using organizational and planning skills with attention to detail and follow-through.
    • Providing information and guidance in relation to student financial aid programs.
    • Reviewing financial aid applications and determining eligibility.
    • Maintaining confidentiality of work-related information and materials.
    • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.

    Technology Skills

    • Use a variety of spreadsheet, word processing, database, and presentation software.

    Required Work Experience

    • One year related work experience.

    Required Education

    • Associate degree.

    Physical Requirements

    • Work is performed in a standard office or similar environment.
    • Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, pushing, and pulling.
    • Occasional lifting of objects up to 10 pounds.


    • Work safely and follow safety rules. Report unsafe working conditions and behavior. Take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent others from engaging in unsafe practices.

    ACC Benefits Overview

    Full-time Faculty and Staffing Table employees who work in full-time and/or part-time positions at the College are eligible for ACC medical benefits effective the first of the month after their first 60 days of employment. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, short and long term disability, retirement plans and AD&D.

    ACC does not participate in Social Security. ACC participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and the Optional Retirement Program (ORP-Faculty Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC Money Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by Federal law.


    The above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC as its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Austin Community College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.