Financial Aid Assistant

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Position Summary

The Michigan State University Office of Financial aid seeks a highly motivated individual to serve as a Financial Aid Assistant.  The successful candidate may: assist in analyzing family and student financial and demographic data to determine eligibility for financial aid; resolve compound financial aid issues, revise aid and inform students of the action taken; serve as a resource to other professional and clerical staff;  participate in development of system performance by identifying problems and recommending changes, review guidelines, procedures, current literature and attend professional meetings related to processing and delivering financial aid under close supervision.

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree; up to six months of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in financial aid and ability to understand, apply and interpret Federal and State regulations; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Desired Qualifications

Candidates may possess experience in customer service, providing technical support for operating systems, and delivering formal and informal presentations. Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills as well as initiative and the ability to be flexible and adaptable to changing responsibilities. Knowledge and experience with Microsoft products such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. 

Required Application Materials

Cover Letter


Special Instructions

This posting is one of three similar postings for a Financial Aid Assistant in the Office of Financial Aid.  Please consider applying to all three positions.

This is an off-date position funded 2 years from the hire date with possible extension contingent upon funding renewal.

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Description of End Date

This is an off-dated position funded for two years from date of hire with possible extension contingent upon funding renewal.


Bidding eligibility ends on 3/20/18 at 11:55 PM.




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Posted: 3/14/2018
Application Due: 6/10/2018
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