Financial Aid Advisor

Trinity Christian College
Palos Heights, IL

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Administrative Jobs
Institutional & Business Affairs, Financial Aid
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Trinity Christian College is seeking a full-time Financial Aid Advisor.  The Financial Aid Advisor (FAA) serves as the initial contact for students, parents, and college members. Under supervision by the Director, the FAA will provide clear and accurate explanations of financial aid requirements and eligibility criteria. The selected candidate will also be responsible for developing adequate knowledge of record flow within CAMs (office computer system) to accurately interpret and revise applicants' records, including recalculation of financial need. Additionally, the FAA will provide counseling via telephone and take part in on and off campus financial aid informational sessions for new and continuing students.  Responsible for processing financial aid for students by reviewing documents, evaluating eligibility and awarding various types of federal and state financial aid. Responsible for meeting with students and families to explain the financial aid process, along with answer questions regarding financial aid awards and required documents.

Further duties and responsibilities may be assigned based on the needs and goals of the department.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides assistance to students and parents/guardians who are seeking and/or receiving financial aid
  • Advises students about financial aid eligibility, application procedures, available financial aid programs, educational costs, and financial management strategies, including loans, financing options, and other financial aid related matter
  • Counsels students and parents/guardians regarding financing an education at the College
  • Reviews student applications for accuracy and completeness
  • Ensures compliance with laws and regulations regarding financial aid
  • Responds to inquiries and researches and resolves issues related to transactions
  • Researches and assists with issue resolution related to federal and state systems
  • Maintains appropriate documentation via data entry system (CAMS, etc.)
  • Participates in the development and maintenance of policies and procedures that impact the efficiency and quality of services provided

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education.

Preferred Experience

  • One (1) year of Financial Aid Office experience preferred
  • Working and tested knowledge of CAMS (Student Information System) preferred
  • Previous customer service experience preferred
  • Experience working with student populations preferred

Trinity Christian College seeks candidates that have a personal faith and commitment to Jesus Christ, and a sincere allegiance to the mission of the college. 

Applicants should be prepared to upload the following during the online application process:

  1. A brief cover letter
  2. Professional resume
  3. A written statement that describes his/her Christian faith commitment and how it is expressed through involvement with the body of Christ and participation in a local church
  4. Contact information for three professional references

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Trinity Christian College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.



Trinity Christian College is an accredited private liberal arts college located in Palos Heights, Illinois. Since its founding in 1959, Trinity has provided its students a rigorous Christian higher education in the Reformed tradition, preparing them to pursue excellence in their vocations. The secure 130-acre wooded campus is just 30 minutes from the limitless cultural and career resources of downtown Chicago.


Consistently ranked as one of the top-tier colleges in the Midwest region by U.S. News and World Report, Trinity Christian College offers over 80 programs of study, including traditional undergraduate, adult studies, and graduate programs. Recognizing the value of experiential learning, 100% of Trinity’s students participate in hands-on internships or field education. Trinity alumni excel. They are nurses in the most advanced healthcare facilities, award-winning teachers in schools across the country, successful business executives in global companies, and service-oriented professionals making a difference throughout the world.


Whether they are commuters or campus residents, current Trinity students passionately talk about the sense of “community” they feel on this diverse campus. Trinity is often recognized for its ethnic and economic diversity. Intercollegiate sports for men and women, student-run ministry programs, and a full scope of creative expression in fine arts add to the Trinity experience. 


Opportunities abound in the Chicagoland area, opening the door to an expansive “classroom” of culturally-rich neighborhoods; world class music, theater, art, and cuisine; and endless professional development for students via internships, career positions, and involvement with service organizations. Trinity’s Chicago Semester provides an immersive experience for students who want the city to be their home, classroom, and workplace for an entire semester.

Study Abroad

Learning outside the classroom is available through off-campus programs including Semester in Spain (Seville), Semester in The Netherlands, and Semester in Ecuador (Quito), as well as other areas of the world. May-term trips to places such as Cuba and China offer students the opportunity to discover and explore different regions of the world over the course of a few weeks.

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