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Financial Aid Specialist

Position Deleted on 6/29/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Chicago, IL
Admin - Financial Aid
Application Due:
Open Until Filled
Full Time
Proprietary institution of postsecondary education with multiple locations is seeking a financial aid professional with expertise in day-to-day processing of aid and familiarity with the Code of Federal Regulations and FSA Handbook. This full-time position is

Responsible for
  • School-wide level TIV Packaging and Awarding as well as administration of institutional and outside agency grants and scholarships
  • Management of R2T4 processes, including all required adjustments within the federal guidelines
Participate in
  • Team efforts to respond to approximately 1,000 monthly electronic, in-person, and telephone Financial Aid related inquiries
  • Internal and annual audits
  • Ongoing development, including creation and editing, of targeted training materials on various financial aid topics
  • Assisting campuses with FWS projections and payroll reconciliation
  • Other duties may be assigned
  • 3+ years of progressive financial aid experience that includes packaging and awarding, R2T4 processing, direct contact with students, as well as policy and procedure implementation
  • High level of computer competency including ability to develop complex Excel spreadsheets and in depth experience and knowledge of EdExpress
  • Must be a good listener who responds positively to students and is able to deal with conflict
  • Should be able to work independently and manage project and assignments from launch to completion
  • Bachelor's Degree in business, accounting, or other quantitative major is preferred
  • Default management, forecasting, budgeting skills are desirable
To be considered please submit your resume and letter of interest. Selected applicants might be asked to provide academic transcripts & recommendations.
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