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Financial Aid Technician

University of California-Riverside
Riverside, CA

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Under the supervision of the Assistant Director of Processing, the Financial Aid Technician III serves the public and executes various programmatic functions. This position verifies the accuracy of student information as provided on the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) as well as information provided on the Dream Act Application to verify documents according to federal, state, and university regulations. This position reviews for verification completeness and obtains additional student information as needed and/or due to conflicting information. This position ensures all requests for financial aid materials and subsequent written communication to the student regarding required documents, eligibility criteria, and miscellaneous communication are handled in a timely manner. Responsibilities require organization of work area, prioritization of workload, and understanding of and ability to use an automated student information system. The Financial Aid Technician III is responsible for ensuring that the maintenance of and disposition of records complies with university policies and federal regulations.The Financial Aid Office works with a culturally and economically diverse population. The Financial Aid Technician III must be able to interact with students and parents with sensitivity and discretion, maintaining confidentiality at all times. This position requires specialized knowledge of complex federal, state, and university financial aid programs and the ability to process and convey this information accurately and clearly to students and parents. The responsibilities of the position require the ability to efficiently and effectively use automated systems, including mainframe, PC, and web-based applications. The incumbent must maintain a high level of organization in the administration of duties. This position must be able to work effectively with frequent interruptions and adjust priorities as circumstances dictate.Please Note: This position has multiple openings. The budgeted hourly/salary range for this position is $56,981.52 - $68,465.52.Applicants must have current work authorization when accepting a UCR staff position. Currently, we are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa for staff.As a university employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements. Must successfully complete a background check through the University's background check agency prior to your start date, and a fingerprint check through the Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigations.


The University of California, Riverside is one of 10 universities within the prestigious University of California system, and the only UC located in Inland Southern California.

We are located approximately 50 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. UCR is also within easy driving distance of dozens of major cultural and recreational sites, as well as desert, mountain and coastal destinations.

Widely recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the nation, UCR's current enrollment is over 19,000 students, with a goal of 21,000 students by 2020. The campus is in the midst of a tremendous growth spurt with new and remodeled facilities coming on-line on a regular basis.

UCR plays many roles. As a university, we help educate students to reach their potential and goals. As the only public research university in Inland Southern California, we are on the leading edge of pioneering research that affects the challenges each of us face daily. As a proud member of the Riverside and Southern California communities, UCR's impacts extend beyond just educating students, including contributions to the local economy and promoting positive growth.

The University of California, Riverside serves the needs and enhances the quality of life of the diverse people of California, the nation and the world through knowledge – its communication, discovery, translation, application, and preservation. The undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs; research programs; and outreach activities develop leaders who inspire, create, and enrich California’s economic, social, cultural, and environmental future.

With its roots as a Citrus Experiment Station, UC Riverside is guided by its land grant tradition of giving back by addressing some of the most vexing problems facing society. Whether it is assuring a safe, nutritious, and affordable food supply; stimulating the human mind and soul through the humanities and arts; or finding solutions to the profound challenges in education, engineering, business, healthcare, and the environment, UC Riverside is living the promise.

Located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California, the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities — air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history and culture. UCR gives every student the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UCR provides a gathering place where scholars can pursue their life's work in an academic setting that encourages faculty to make a difference in the world. The university provides faculty members with the resources, support and stimulation needed to reach their goals.

UCR has a commitment to excellence and a proven track record of innovation and collaboration. Every day, our diverse faculty brings an entrepreneurial spirit to showing what a public university is capable of in the 21st century.

In the process, our faculty makes a global impact while remaining leaders for innovation in Inland Southern California.

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