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Financial Aid Specialist~ Student Services

Employer
WSU Tech
Location
Wichita, KS
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Job Summary

Company: WSU Tech

Hours per Week: 40

Employment Term: Regular

Employment Type: Full Time

Required Education: Associate Degree

Required Experience: 1 to 2 years

Description We are searching for a person looking to help others be successful in higher education through dealing with one of the most stressful aspects of school. Not homework, don’t worry, it’s even scarier, the money aspect. Are you focused on details to ensure accurate processing of financial information & keen on helping students find ways to save or be eligible for more financial assistance? Deadlines are important, so we need you to be confident in helping others as well as how to move them through the process to benefit them the most! Filling out the this application for the position is your first test for the position.

Job Summary:
The Financial Aid Specialist is responsible for coordinating Financial Aid operations and providing quality customer service to students. 

Quick Glance of Duties and Responsibilities:
    Provides counseling to students regarding financial aid opportunities, both federal and institutional, and the status of their individual file; assist students with the financial aid application and award process.Maintains current knowledge and understanding of all Title IV Federal Financial Aid programs and compliance regulations for those programs administered at the College.Maintains current knowledge and understanding of institutional scholarship opportunities and requirements.Uses professional judgment within provided guidelines to evaluate file status and authorize use of financial aid for payment of tuition and fees.Contributes to continuous improvement of processes and procedures.Provides necessary updates and communication to both internal and external stakeholders regarding financial aid and scholarship processes and procedures.Responsible for accurate and timely processing of financial aid information submitted by students.Maintains knowledge of all College programs and resources; maintains academic records and information in the ERP system.At all times, engages in and promote teamwork, courtesy, legal compliance, policy compliance, and safety in the WSU Tech workplace.Assumes all other responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.

Education, Experience, Knowledge & Skills Needed:
  • Experience in financial aid and scholarship counseling within the last two years, preferred.
  • Associates degree required; Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and work effectively in a customer service intensive environment under pressure and subject to frequently changing priorities while maintaining confidentiality with all student information.
  • Familiarity with Banner and Navigate and Department of Education platforms, preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills – must be able to work with students and peers in a pleasant, professional and efficient manner, maintaining effective working relationships.
  • Accomplished oral and written communication skills.
  • Must be punctual and timely in meeting all requirements of performance, including standards for attendance, work deadlines, and scheduled work breaks, where applicable.
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast paced and ever-changing environment.


Pay Rate: $18.50 /hr
Schedule: Generally M-F 8a-5p or 9a-6 varies; South Campus


WSU Tech is committed to inclusive and equitable practices to create an environment and culture where students and employees thrive. We acknowledge that through valuing diverse identities, experiences, talents and gifts, we excel by fulfilling our mission to create a talent pipeline, establish workforce equity, and improve economic prosperity for our community.
 

Organization

Why WSU Tech?

Everyone here is DRIVEN by our mission of creating opportunities for a better life to our students and to provide the best trained workforce for employers. 

To accomplish that, we take care of our employees too!  We offer benefits and perks that are second to none.  Meaningful jobs, amazing Rock Star employees, awesome benefits, what more could you ask for?

Benefits for Full-Time Employees

  • Paid holidays – We currently have 17 paid holidays
  • PTO (Paid time off) – 18 to 28 days annually (in addition to paid holidays)
  • Paid Parental Leave – 6 weeks of paid leave for birth or adoption of a child
  • Generous insurance plans
  • Tuition Waiver Program for employees & dependents
  • Kansas Public Employees Retirement System benefit
  • 457(b) Retirement plans
  • Paid Community Service 
  • Professional Development Opportunities
  • & More!!

 

WSU Tech has been delivering excellence in education since 1965. WSU Tech continues to build on this tradition with quality instructors, talented students and state-of-the-art technical equipment.

Mission

The Mission of WSU Tech is to provide quality higher education and leadership in workforce training that supports economic development for a global economy.

Vision

To be one of the nation’s most innovative and impactful two-year colleges.

 

Values: Values Based Culture

The WSU Tech team operates in a values-based culture and strives toward the following behaviors in everything we do.

SAME TEAM. One Role, One Goal: Unite and include many diverse perspectives to achieve our mission. 

PEOPLE FIRST. Treat everyone consistently with compassion, respect, and kindness. 

INTEGRITY. Uphold the highest standards in all our actions. 

VISIONARY.  Future focused. Redefining education by inspiring innovative ideas, bold explorations, and continuous curiosity. 

LEADERSHIP.  Leadership is an activity, not a position. Anyone can lead, anytime, anywhere. 

SERVICE TO ALL. Provide exceptional experiences to all that we serve.

 

Guiding Principles

  1. Provide our students an opportunity to a better life through education and training.
  2. Provide a highly educated and trained workforce for our community to be globally competitive.
  3. Ask ourselves as we make decisions, is it in the best interest of our students, employees and community.

 

 

We are happy you chose WSU Tech as a potential employer for your career journey. What we offer as a technical college is unique – a mix of specialized technical programs, general education, and online courses.

WSU Tech houses the number one ranked aviation and advanced manufacturing programs in the nation at its National Center for Aviation Training. In addition, we serve students seeking careers in 60 fields of study listed on our website including nursing, dental assisting, surgical technology, patient care, and other health sciences, automotive technology, climate and energy control, welding, machining, engineering and interior design. We also offer transferable general education coursework that will lead to our Shocker Pathway partnership with Wichita State University or transfer to other public four-year universities. Our aim is to provide our students with not only the technical training and education to be successful, but with the values and professionalism necessary to excel in their chosen careers by having the staff, faculty and employees that exemplify this as well.

WSU Tech is a public college supported by the state of Kansas through the Kansas Board of Regents and Sedgwick County and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association, the same accrediting body that accredits many colleges and universities across the country.

If you are considering WSU Tech as your next employer, you are making a great choice!

Find Us
Website
Telephone
316-677-1777
Location
4004 North Webb Road
Wichita
Kansas
67226
United States
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