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Financial Aid Specialist

Triton College
River Grove, IL

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Administrative Jobs
Institutional & Business Affairs, Financial Aid
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

Job Details

Posting Number:


Position Title:

Financial Aid Specialist

Position Type:



Student Affairs

Essential Function:

Assists students in obtaining financial aid and acts as a liaison between applicants and various financial aid institutions.


Education: Associate’s degree or two (2) years of equivalent work experience


1. Shares proportional caseload to advice students and parents on available financial aid sources for programs such as: Pell Grant, Illinois State Grant, Supplemental Equal Opportunity Grant, Work Study and scholarships.
2. Assists students and parents in filing out the necessary forms.
3. Verifies accuracy of all paperwork submitted by applicants.
4. Assesses and notifies students of eligibility for all types of federal and state financial aid, packages types of aid to be awarded.
5. Certifies student loans and transmits information to appropriate guarantee agency.
6. Provides (schedules or conducts?) entrance and exit interviews to loan recipients.
7. Assures that grants are applied against recipients tuition balance and initiates grant refund process.
8. Assists other departments on campus, off-campus agencies and other institutions by providing information and resolving problems.
9. Maintains current knowledge of federal and state regulations pertaining to financial aid.
10. Trains and assigns office tasks to student aids.
11. Performs other job-related duties as assigned by supervisor.

Posting Date:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

1. Annual salary of $36,149 with full benefits package;

2. Official transcripts required prior to employment;

3. Candidate recommended for hire will be subject to pre-employment screenings;

4. Triton College is an EOE

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Triton College is an institution of higher education dedicated to student success. Located 14 miles from downtown Chicago, the school offers outstanding educational value in a student-centered setting rich in academic and cultural resources, career-oriented learning opportunities, and engaging social activities.

Triton’s attractive 110-acre campus features state-of-the-art facilities, thriving arts and athletics programs and a comfortable, friendly atmosphere. Our culturally diverse community of students, faculty and staff collaborates to promote integrity, open dialog, teamwork and mutual respect, while striving for excellence in all that we do.

We empower success in life-changing ways. Our degree and certificate programs feature practical courses and flexible scheduling options. Triton transfer students are readily accepted into colleges and universities nationwide. Career program students learn skills needed to succeed in a highly competitive job market that will allow them to make significant contributions to business and industry. Continuing Education students participate in courses geared toward recreation, personal enrichment, workforce development and lifelong learning.

More than 10,000 students enroll at Triton each year, yet every student receives ample individual attention in small, accessible classes. Our highly qualified faculty combines distinguished academic credentials with valuable real-world experience. Tuition is extremely affordable and financial assistance and scholarships are available.


Triton College is committed to empowering your success in life-changing ways. Our positive learning environment prepares students to effectively compete in our global economy, realize their career aspirations, and achieve personal growth.

What sets Triton College apart?


Triton College features small class sizes and a wide range of quality, real-world focused programs that provide a pathway to completing your degree at a four-year university, obtaining a well-paying job, or advancing in your career. Hands-on learning experiences in degree, certificate, continuing education, and adult education programs promote achievement.


Our faculty brings many years of professional and teaching experience to their classrooms. Placing a priority on engaging students with practical knowledge, faculty members use proven instructional methods to bring content to life. They also participate in ongoing professional development to share successful teaching approaches and best practices that will help students meet and complete course requirements.


Most four-year institutions around the country accept Triton's college credit courses as transfer credit. You can stay close to home while meeting your general education requirements at Triton, then transfer these credits to another university to complete your degree.


Triton is a vibrant and diverse community that promotes learning and achievement. State-of-the-art facilities, support services, and flexible class scheduling options provide students of all ages with opportunities and resources to excel and gain important skills for succeeding in life. Extra-curricular student clubs, organizations and activities offer many ways to get involved with our unique community on- and off-campus.


When you complete your studies at Triton, you can be confident that you will receive a positive return on your investment. Triton College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, an important distinction that employers look for when hiring prospective employees. Triton's affordable tuition offers significant annual savings compared to other colleges and universities, and financial assistance is available.

With all that Triton College has to offer, why spend more to attend college elsewhere? All the advantages you are looking for are right here!

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2000 5th Avenue
River Grove

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