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Under the general direction of an assigned supervisor, interview and advise students and determine financial need and program eligibility for work, loans, grants and scholarships.

Interview and advise students and parents concerning special circumstances and complex sensitive issues; exercise professional judgement and override federal financial aid regulations; recommend alternative courses of action; intervene in financial crisis situations when appropriate.

Advise students and parents concerning debt management, budget control, expenditures, program requirements and financial problems; recommend alternative resources and courses of action as appropriate.

Review and evaluate complex academic records and transcripts to determine educational requirements for financial aid eligibility.

Oversee and evaluate the academic progress and educational plan of students; advise students regarding satisfactory academic progress standards as they relate to a student's continued eligibility for financial aid; recommend alternative educational strategies and services in order to promote academic success.

Conduct workshops and provide information and assistance to students and parents regarding financial aid programs, applications and eligibility; interpret and explain federal, state and district regulations, requirements, policies and procedures.

Review financial aid petitions independently to determine continued eligibility for financial aid; evaluate appeals and make initial recommendation for presentation to appeals committee. Ensure timely resolution of student grievances regarding financial aid eligibilty.

Assess and analyze applications and required documentation to determine financial need and program eligibility for a variety of federal, state and district programs.

Work with complex computer-based systems related to financial aid programs and multi-faceted network-related software and database management systems.

Award financial aid in accordance with applicable laws, rules and regulations and restrictions.

Verify application information and assess the validity of the data provided in the supporting documentation; recalculate financial need as required; evaluate special circumstances to override need analysis results and increase or decrease awards.

Review, revise and implement the Financial Aid Policies and Procedures Manual.

Prepare and maintain a variety of records, files and reports related to financial aid activities.

Operate a variety of office equipment and machines including computers, fax machines, modems, peripheral equipment, calculators and copiers.

Maintain departmental area(s) in a safe, clean and orderly condition; assure compliance with established safety procedures and regulations.

Maintain currency of qualifications for area of assignment.

Monitor continued eligibility of students; amend student awards according to changes; coordinate outside sources of assistance.


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The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District, a two-college district in eastern San Diego County, has been providing a high-quality education to the region since Grossmont College opened its doors in 1961 and Cuyamaca College began operating in 1978. The district is tied closely to the suburban and rural communities that it serves, providing a $1 billion economic impact to the region through its payroll, purchasing, and spending by students and alumni.

The district has a strong commitment to diversity and equity with a student population representing a broad variety of backgrounds, ethnicities, socioeconomic levels, cultures and abilities. The district strives to provide an educational environment that fosters cultural awareness, mutual understanding, and respect that ultimately also benefits the global community.

The colleges offer more than 150 degrees and certificates in a wide range of programs. Both colleges have signature programs that have become well-renowned. Grossmont College is recognized for its top-notch Administration of Justice, Culinary Arts, Nursing and Allied Health and Theatre Arts programs, while Cuyamaca is known for its Automotive Technology, Ornamental Horticulture, Environmental Health and Safety and Water/Wastewater Technology programs.

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Posted: 1/7/2019
Application Due: 1/25/2019
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