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Financial Aid Specialist

University System of Georgia
System Office- Sandersville

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

Job Details

Job Title: Financial Aid Specialist
Location: System Office- Sandersville
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 261387
Job Summary

The SSC Financial Aid Data Specialist is a full-time position that reports to the SSC Financial Aid Services Manager. The Financial Aid Data Specialist position is responsible for maintaining in-depth knowledge of Title IV financial aid to ensure the accurate and timely administration of financial aid-related processing. This position will include data verification, data processing and analysis, metric generation, and documentation support responsibilities as a part of the SSC Financial Aid team.

  • Maintains audit and compliance controls by executing policies and procedures, proper validation of data, and transactional system processing including, but not limited to:

    • Verifying accuracy of documents and consistency of data from federal tax returns, financial aid transcripts, verification documents, and any other student/parent information and documentation required to process financial aid.

    • Processing financial aid applications according to federal/state guidelines or regulations.

    • Maintaining up-to-date knowledge of institutional and federal regulations, policy, and procedures related to the financial aid processing.

    • Transactional processing related to all areas of financial aid

  • Captures, documents, and analyzes current state business process, and identifies, makes recommendations for, and documents future state business processes.

  • Reviews audit reports and resolves errors to ensure integrity of data.

  • Accesses a variety of computer information systems and databases to retrieve verify and enter data.

  • Assists with extracting and analyzing data for researching and developing efficiencies and making recommendations to leadership

  • Performs related special projects and other responsibilities as needed.

Required Qualifications

This position requires:

  • Bachelor¿s degree and three (3) years related experience or any equivalent combination of education, experience and training which provides the necessary knowledge and skills.

  • 1-3 years¿ experience in higher education financial aid setting is strongly preferred

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Organizational skills for managing several processes, activities and website systems.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong bookkeeping and recording keeping skills

  • High level of initiative and organization, good judgment, and discretion required

  • Ability to appropriately handle sensitive and confidential information

  • Ability to work long hours and perform computer operations for extended periods of time

  • Skilled using Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Experience in CampusLogic Student Forms and/or Banner Student Information System strongly preferred

  • Ability to communicate accurate information in a fast-paced environment

  • Supportive of the University System of Georgia mission.


Working at the University System of Georgia

The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia is a constitutional board responsible for making and administering the policies that govern and manage the public institutions of higher learning in the State of Georgia. The University System of Georgia offers students higher education options at thirty-five colleges and universities throughout the state, providing a wide range of academic programming, including certificates, associates, baccalaureate, master, doctoral and professional degrees. These institutions enroll more than 253,000 students and employ more than 10,000 faculty and 27,000 employees to provide teaching and related services to students and the communities in which they are located.

The Board of Regents maintains the University System Office as an administrative office for conducting the business of the Board, which consists of one member from each congressional district and five members at-large from the State of Georgia appointed by the Governor.

The nature of the work of the Board of Regents requires that the employees of the University System Office be selected on the basis of special training, ability, skills and individual qualities required to perform the duties of the positions to be filled. As an employee of the University System Office, one can be proud to be a part of an office dedicated to the education of Georgia’s citizens.

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