Financial Aid Advisor

Job description

Job Title: Financial Aid Advisor
Location: Kendall Campus
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 1001401
Job Details

Job Family

STAFF - Support Non-Exempt (SNE)




$19.60- $24.51


Financial Aid

Reports To


Closing Date

Open Until Filled

FLSA Status


First Review Date

June 15, 2021

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The Financial Aid Advisor reviews and evaluates students’ financial aid requests and makes award adjustments and recalculations. The Advisor may be responsible for overseeing the campus coordination, review and delivery of a Financial Aid specific program, based on the needs of the department.

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  • Analyzes/interprets federal, state and institutional policies and eligibility
  • Reviews/evaluates student data and supporting documentation to confirm accuracy of data and determines eligibility for a wide variety of federal, state and district grant, scholarships and other financial assistance programs
  • Resolves conflicts between application for aid and supporting documentation
  • Interprets federal and state income tax returns as they apply to student eligibility
  • Adjusts student and parent data at the DOE-Central Processor services
  • Informs and advises students/parents regarding availability of various funding sources, application process and procedures, rights and responsibilities related to student financial assistance
  • Delivers financial aid workshops, training sessions and other activities on or off campus to students/parents
  • Applies and monitors the student financial assistance academic progress policy to determine continued student eligibility
  • Coordinates the review and delivery of specific Financial Aid programs for the campus
  • Trains/provides work direction to student workers and other personnel as assigned
  • Assists the Campus Director in the development and improvement of various program policies
  • Assists in variety of special projects and programs
  • Serves on college committees; such as, Standards of Academic Progress Committee, Campus or College wide Scholarship Committee
  • Conducts Stafford loan exit interviews and workshops to reduce Miami Dade College Stafford loan default rate
  • Performs other duties as assigned

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  • Bachelor’s degree and three (3) years of experience
  • All degrees must be from a regionally accredited institution
  • Knowledge and understanding of College organization, goals and objectives, and policies and procedures
  • Knowledge and experience in current federal and state financial aid policies and procedures
  • Ability to acquire and exhibit comprehensive knowledge of complex Federal, State and Institutional financial aid regulations, procedures and directives
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and database applications
  • Ability to work with designated student databases and college financial aid systems (Prosam)
  • Working knowledge of preparation of business correspondence, reports, forms, vouchers, work orders, and specialized documents connected with financial aid job tasks
  • Ability to use correct business spelling, grammar punctuation and formatting
  • Possess superior interpersonal and persuasive communication skills
  • Ability to demonstrate excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to work a flexible which may include evening and weekend assignments
  • Ability to work effectively in a dynamic team and to multi task in a fast-paced, multi-ethnic, multi-cultural environment with students, faculty and staff

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The final candidate is to successfully complete a background screening and reference check process.

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Posted: 6/9/2021
Application Due: 9/7/2021
Work Type: Full Time