Financial Aid Specialist

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Instructions to applicants:

Submit letter of interest, resume, contact information for three references

Job Title:

Financial Aid Specialist




Financial Aid

Posting Date:


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Bachelor’s degree. Must have experience with computerized systems. Strong verbal, written, and organizational skills essential with freedom to travel.


Understanding of and operational skills using SCT Banner software.

Primary Responsibilities:

Essential: Coordinates and reconciles Federal/State and Institutional Financial Aid programs which includes Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP), and Default Prevention and management programs; conducts entrance and exit interviews for the Federal Perkins Loan program; counsels and advises students and parents on the financial aid application process; processes electronic files with U.S. Department of Education via Title IV WAN software; verifies information submitted by students for the purpose of receiving financial aid; awards student financial aid packages; may travel to area high schools to conduct financial aid programs for students and parents; performs other duties as assigned. Responsible for personal safety and the safety of others; must exercise due caution and practice safe work habits at all times.

Additional: All employees of the Center for Enrollment Services are cross trained to support Customer Service Specialist in their absence. This includes performing various activities associated with recruiting, admissions, registration, and cashiering.

Other Information:

Non-Exempt from overtime provisions.
Usual: May include evenings and weekends. Position is security sensitive.

Special: Attends training seminars, conference, and other meetings as needed Position is Security Sensitive.

Texas Law requires a 60 day waiting period before new state employees are eligible to enroll in health insurance.

It is the policy of Sul Ross State University to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons in accordance with their individual, job related qualifications and without consideration of race, creed, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or ancestry. Equal employment opportunities shall be afforded in all personnel actions or decisions including but not necessarily limited to, recruitment, hiring, training, upgrading, promotion, demotion, termination, and salary. Retaliation is prohibited against a person who opposes a discriminatory practice, files a charge, testifies, assists or participates in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

About SRSU:

Sul Ross State University, located in Alpine, Texas, is a member of the Texas State University System. It is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor’s and master’s degrees, and has an enrollment of approximately 2,000 students on campus in Alpine.

At an elevation of 4,480 feet in the scenic Davis Mountains of West Texas, and on the periphery of the Chihuahuan Desert, Alpine enjoys mild winters and cool summers. Davis Mountain State Park, Fort Davis National Historic Site, Big Bend National Park and Guadalupe National Park are all within one to three hours’ driving distance from Alpine.





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Job No:
Posted: 10/30/2020
Application Due: 12/9/2020
Work Type: Full Time