Financial Aid Specialist

Job description

Job Title: Financial Aid Specialist
Location: System Office- Sandersville
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 226586
Job Summary

The Financial Aid Specialist is a full-time position that reports to the SSC Financial Aid Services Manager. The Financial Aid Specialist position is responsible for maintaining in-depth knowledge of Title IV financial aid to ensure the accurate and timely administration of FAFSA verification processing and other financial aid-related processes. This position will include data verification, data analysis, metric generation, and documentation support responsibilities as a part of the SSC Financial Aid team.

  • Maintains audit and compliance controls by executing procedures and proper validation of data including, but not limited to:
    • Processing certain incomplete items on student’s submitted FAFSA to ensure timely and accurate financial aid packaging
    • Processing required FAFSA verifications to ensure accuracy of student data and compliance with all federal record-keeping requirements
    • Confirming compliance with FAFSA verification documentation
    • Processing special circumstances and collaborating with leadership to address
  • Captures, documents, and analyzes current state business process, and identifies, makes recommendations for, and documents future state business processes.
  • Reviews audit reports and resolves errors to ensure integrity of data.
  • Accesses a variety of computer information systems and databases to retrieve verify and enter data.
  • Assists with extracting and analyzing data for researching and developing efficiencies and making recommendations to leadership
  • Performs related special projects and other responsibilities as needed.
Required Qualifications

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree and three (3) years related experience or any equivalent combination of education, experience and training which provides the necessary knowledge and skills.

1-3 years’ experience in higher education financial aid setting and/or administering loan funds under the Direct Loan Program preferred

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Organizational skills for managing several processes, activities and website systems.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong bookkeeping and recording keeping skills
  • High level of initiative and organization, good judgment, and discretion required
  • Ability to appropriately handle sensitive and confidential information
  • Ability to work long hours and perform computer operations for extended periods of time
  • Skilled using Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Experience in CampusLogic Student Forms and Banner Student Information System preferred
  • Ability to communicate accurate information in a fast-paced environment
  • Supportive of the University System of Georgia mission.




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Job No:
Posted: 5/4/2021
Application Due: 8/2/2021
Work Type: Full Time