Financial Aid Coordinator, 28917

UMKC Volker Campus
Oct 29, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title: Financial Aid Coordinator, 28917
Location: UMKC Volker Campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 34731
Hiring Department

Office of Financial Aid

Job Description The UMKC Financial Aid office is seeking applications for two Financial Aid Coordinators, one located on the Volker campus, and one on the Hospital Hill campus. The Financial Aid Counselor advises and counsels students applying for financial aid and determines initial and continued eligibility for assistance. This position analyzes, processes, awards, and revises financial aid packages for students including all financial aid programs administered by UMKC. Duties include, but are not limited to:

    Awards and administers federal, state, and institutional Financial Aid programs on behalf of a specific group of student applicants through the financial aid packaging process. Determines amount of aid based on eligibility criteria for each award program, need of students, and funds availableRequests, collects, and reviews financial aid documents for accuracy, completeness, and compliance with federal and state financial aid policies to determine student’s actual needs and financial aid awardsCompletes the verification process and compares data on FAFSA applications with federal tax returns, academic transcripts, and eligibility criteria for multiple award programs, making corrections to student applications as neededProvides financial aid counseling to prospective, new and returning students regarding financial aid availability, application process, eligibility, academic progress, degree requirements, deadlines, processing dates, and procedures. Further provides counseling to parents about completion of necessary financial aid forms and understanding financial policies, regulations, and requirementsProvides students with counseling on available financial aid based upon changes to their academic program, enrollment, and eligibility criteriaDetermines which students are eligible for special consideration of awards through professional judgment and override situations, and explains documentation and regulatory requirements to students and parents as neededConducts presentations to campus and regional community partners at scheduled events, including area high-school Financial Aid Nights. Presentation information includes completing the FAFSA, the financial aid awarding process, financial literacy, and required procedures regarding financial aid eligibilityReviews eligibility for students not meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards. Counsels students about academic progress and its effect on financial aid eligibilityMaintains and reviews student award packages for compliance and prevention of overawards. Revises student financial aid packages as needed when additional aid awards are postedAssists and counsels students with Consortium Agreement, Study Abroad and Alternative Loan processes to ensure compliance with federal, state, and institutional regulationsMonitors compliance of regulatory guidelines and new regulations as appropriateMaintain complete and accurate records as required for completion of internal and external reporting requirementsProcesses outside Scholarship checks, by depositing funds into appropriate accounts and entering awards on student’s accountServe as a member of the Scholarships team, handling various assigned reports and processes around awarding and administering scholarshipsContributes to broad-based management of Financial Aid Office by providing input to office policy and procedure decisionsWorks with other campus departments to ensure smooth delivery of services.
Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 2 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.

Preferred Qualifications

Previous financial aid experience preferred.

Full Time/Part Time

Full-time, benefit-eligible

Salary $16.92 - $17.35Application Deadline


Application Instructions

Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume, and list of three references with contact information) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment.

Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).

If you are experiencing technical problems, please call (855) 524-0002.

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