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Financial Aid Clerk

Morton College
Cicero, IL
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Job Title:

Financial Aid Clerk

Reports To and Evaluated by:

Director of Financial Aid

Required Qualifications:

High School Diploma or GED. Must have some office or office related experience. Must have the ability to interact well with students and their parents. Must have good communication, organizational and computer skills. Must be flexible in work availability including some evening work. Must be able to demonstrate the Morton College core values of compassion, fairness, respect, responsibility, tolerance and truth

Preferred Qualifications:

Associate’s degree and experience working in the Financial Aid Office. Bilingual in English and Spanish. Knowledgeable in the federal and state grant program.

Job Summary:

The Financial Aid Clerk will assist the Director with the day-to-day operation of the office by assisting students with filling out financial aid forms, reviewing and verifying student eligibility, maintaining file construction. The candidate will also provide receptionist duties such as filing, mailing and answering telephone calls. Some duties and responsibilities may change as the need of the College arises.

Specific Job Duties:

  • Provide customer services to all students and assist them with filling out paperwork.
  • To accurately and efficiently complete all grant process and maintain proper file construction and other accountabilities at the need of students.
  • Assist with ordering, stocking and inventory control of all financial aid paperwork and or supplies.
  • Perform outreach activities such as assisting students and community in all areas of federal, state and institutional policies and regulations.
  • Provide administrative support with the SAP process.
  • Assist with student aide interviews, as needed.
  • Provide administrative support with financial aid reports including Pell Reconciliation, Pop, PLEU’s, High-School Verification, Transfer Monitoring, Disbursement Reports, ISIR Alert Reports, etc.
  • Perform daily import and export of financial aid records and files.
  • Review and update department forms and documents.
  • Perform document intake reviews and inform students on missing, inaccurate, or incomplete paperwork.
  • Assist in the collection and preparation of data (housing, child care costs, etc.) used to determine student expense budgets.
  • Provide guidance to student workers and support staff as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Financial Aid.

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Morton College, the second oldest community college in Illinois, was founded in 1924 to meet the educational demands in the growing communities of Berwyn, Cicero, Forest View, Lyons, McCook, Stickney and other near western suburbs which were a national hub of economic activity.

As a comprehensive community college, recognized by the Illinois Community College Board, Morton College's mission is: To enhance the quality of life of our diverse community through exemplary teaching and learning opportunities, community service, and life long learning.


Maximize the College's resources to support student learning.

Conduct ongoing assessment of student learning to discover new ways to help students succeed.

Develop responsive curricula and programs to serve community needs.

Encourage community families to embrace the educational opportunities Morton College provides.

Employment at Morton

Morton College has the distinction of being the second oldest comprehensive community college in Illinois. The pioneering spirit that established this learning community continues to drive Morton today as a Hispanic Serving Institution for Berwyn, Cicero, Forest View, Lyons, McCook, Stickney and other communities.

Morton College is located in Cicero, a western border suburb of Chicago, only eight miles from the heart of the business and cultural center of this great midwestern city. Chicago offers a complete array of entertainment venues, including six major professional sports teams plus the beautiful Lake Michigan recreational area.

As an institution of higher education, Morton College is committed to the development of its employees and encourages them to participate in life-long learning activities.

Morton College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, or physical handicap in its educational, admissions, or employment practices.

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