Financial Aid Officer, Scholarships and Grants

State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
Bradenton, FL

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Top Message:

Join our SCF Financial Aid Team! SCF offers many benefits to our employees: obtaining tuition scholarship for employees and eligible dependents, paid Life Insurance, matching Florida Retirement System (FRS) contribution, complimentary access to Wellness activities, paid sick and vacation time, access for eligible dependents to our on-campus Collegiate School, Public Service Loan Forgiveness, and many more! Visit our SCF Human Resources webpage for benefit details.

Job Summary:
To assist with the administration of the financial aid functions at the State College of Florida (SCF) to include the determination and award of aid, coordination and preparation of eligible programs, and provision of financial aid advising.

The Officer is responsible for monitoring scholarships, grants and third-party programs for SCF students and ensuring that the College is meeting the standards set by the Department of Education for the administration of Title IV funding.

Position Title:

Financial Aid Officer, Scholarships and Grants

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Job Description:

Applicants may be asked to demonstrate any or all of the following duties:

1. Maintains a professional demeanor and customer service mindset. This includes knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services such as customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction when interacting with current and prospective students and families, SCF staff and SCF administration.

2. Reviews financial aid applications to determine the extent of financial need and make awards of financial support within the limits set by established policies, rules and regulations; audit and adjust awards on a continuous basis; revise estimates of need as student and/or parents report changes in their financial circumstances.

3. Calculates proration for student financial aid refunds; notify the appropriate funding agency of refund and amount.

4. Conducts in-person, virtual and/or telephone personal interviews with students and their parents regarding the process of applying for and receiving federal, state, and third-party aid. Assist students and parents with the completion of forms and documents required to secure financial aid as necessary.

5. Monitors need and non-need based state, institutional, foundation and private scholarships as well as third-party contracts to ensure award is in compliance with Department of Education regulations.

6. Monitors federal aid application (FAFSA, ISIRs) to clear issues related to incorrect names/SSN matches, selective service matches, or citizenship documentation problems

7. Maintains an exceptional ability to organize, prioritize, and multi-task in an extremely dynamic environment. Effective problem-solving skills, and a strong desire to help those who have questions or seek resolutions. Maintains an excellent verbal and written communication skills.

8. Participates in the formulation of student aid policies, procedures and operations.

9. Oversees, awards, and maintains scholarship information on student awards; updates records regarding federal and state grants; certifies and documents to facilitate payment of outside scholarships.

10. Serves as a liaison with other College offices such as Enrollment Management Cashiering Office, and Foundation, etc.

11. Responsible for reconciliation of funds and reporting data by established deadlines too outside agencies as applicable.

12. Maintains information regarding institutional, state, federal and outside scholarships to disseminate and publicize in various formats.

13. Attends off-campus workshops and department meetings scheduled on a rotating basis.

14. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university and three years of relevant comprehensive experience with financial aid programs or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience administering Florida Bright Futures and other State grants is preferred..

Special Instructions to Applicants:

All college searches are subject to compliance with Florida’s Public Records Law and all documents submitted become the property of the college. This position is a career-level position and is eligible for veteran preference. If you qualify, please complete the Veteran Preference section of the application and attach a copy of your DD214.

Pre-Employment Screenings:

Requires successful completion of criminal background screenings and employment reference checks.

Department Name:

Financial Aid Office



Work Schedule:

12 month

Work Hours From:

8:00 am

Work Hours To:

4:00 pm

Total Hours Per Week:


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Hiring Range:

$35,245.00 - $52,686.00



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Open Until Filled:


Statement of Non-Discrimination:

State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota does not discriminate on the basis of sex, pregnancy, race, religion, age, national origin/ethnicity, color, marital status, disability, genetic information or sexual orientation in any of its educational programs, services and activities, including admission and employment. Direct inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies to: Equity Officer, 941-752-5323, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton, FL 34207.

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