Copy of FINANCIAL AID OFFICER
NASHVILLE, TN financial aid
Description

South College invites applications for the position of Financial Aid Representative for the South College Nashville Learning Site which is located in Nashville, TN. The successful candidate will help oversee the financial aid processes and services for the Learning Site working with the Learning Site Executive Director, institutional Senior Director of Financial Aid and other Financial Aid Representatives at the Learning Site.


Responsibilities:

• Meet and counsel with students and parents regarding the process of applying for and receiving federal aid. Assist students and parents with the completion of forms and documents required to secure financial aid.

• Collect all documentation required from students and/or parents. Provide notification of any missing documentation to appropriate student and/or parents.

• Complete verification of the information provided by the students and/or parents when required.

• Accurately input date administrative software and determine eligibility for financial aid for applicants and current students.

• Make the appropriate awards and provide notification to the students and/or parents.

• Accurately set up awards in the administrative software.

• Prepare and maintain financial aid files for each student receiving financial assistance.

• Certify eligibility for grants, scholarships, and loans from the federal, state, and private sources.

• Import and export records required for payment of all financial aid awards.

• Review, approve, and provide business office with roster for delivery of aid.

• Ensure that loan entrance and exit interviews are completed as required.

• Direct the activities for orientation for new students

• Direct activities of students employed in the financial aid office in the Federal Work Study program.

• Reconcile Federal Direct Loan program monthly.

• Work with the Registrar to process Student Status Confirmation Reports.

• Direct the daily activities of the financial aid staff.

• Assist staff with weekly review of requests for professional judgment.

• Work with the business office to manage student accounts receivables.

• Schedule stipends (excess financial aid) to be issued by the business office.

• Certify enrollment and status changes with the Veterans’ Administration.

• Attend various local, state, and national workshops, seminars, and conferences as approved and directed by the Senior Director of Financial Aid.

• Perform other duties as assigned by the Senior Director of Financial Aid.

• Adhere to all college policies as described in the job description, employee/faculty handbook, or other separate guidelines and memos.


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Requirements

• Earned a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree, preferred Master’s Degree.

• Three to Four years of professional and related experience in higher education.

• Broad knowledge of federal financial aid programs and recordkeeping requirements.

• Knowledge of higher education processes, supervisory and personnel practices.

• General knowledge of accounting practices, data processing and computer applications.

• Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

• Able to work independently to meet deadlines.


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