Sr. Financial Aid Officer
Under general supervision, the Sr. Financial Aid Officer reports to the Financial Aid Manager and performs a variety of duties necessary to support the delivery of financial aid to students.
· Administer the planning, organization and administration of federal, state and institutional financial aid programs, including grants, scholarships, loans and student employment.
· Performs financial aid file review including verification and packaging of federal, state and institutional financial aid.
· Manage caseload of Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeals for students who have exceeded the maximum time frame, including making decisions.
· Represent the Financial Aid Office at open houses, orientation and other student oriented events.
· Manage and assist R2T4 calculations
· Advise students and/or parents on the financial aid process and provides assistance in the completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
· Perform verification of income data and validation of data reported on the FAFSA
· Determine students' unmet need and eligibility for the various financial aid programs
· Determine all other student eligibility criteria as specified by the U.S. Department of Education's federal regulation guidelines
· Processing and awarding all grants, loans and other types of financial aid
· Other duties as assigned by the Financial Aid Manager
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
· Knowledge of federal and state financial aid regulations
· Experience in utilizing the BANNER Financial Aid Module
· COD processing
· EDE Express
· NSLDS database
Physical Demands/Work Environment
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; use hands to finger, handle, or feel including the use of a computer keyboard; reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus. Requires the ability to see, hear, and speak.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
NOTICE: The above job profile does not include all essential and nonessential duties of this job. All employees with disabilities are encouraged to contact Human Resources to review and discuss the essential and nonessential functions of the job. An employee with a disability can evaluate the job in greater detail to determine if she/he can safely perform the essential function of this job with or without reasonable accommodation.
Minimum Qualifications: Associate Degree is required with a minimum of two years of financial aid experience.
AMSC is an equal employment opportunity employer. AMSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or military/veteran status.