Financial Aid Advisor

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Division: MGA
Department: Financial Aid
Primary Location: Warner Robins
Position: Staff
Job Type: Full Time
Position Close Date: Until Filled
Description:

Middle Georgia State University is seeking candidates for a Financial Aid Advisor. This position is responsible for advising students and the public regarding financial aid and managing and maintaining the records pertaining to financial aid. This position reports to the Assistant Director and Director of Financial Aid relevant to the following specific job responsibilities.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Advises students and parents regarding availability of financial aid, the eligibility requirements and the application process.

• Responsible for coordinating timely responses for all student correspondence/messages received via phone and e-mail as needed.

• Determines student eligibility for certain types of financial aid.

• Awards federal, state, institutional and private sources of financial aid to students within appropriate guidelines and regulations.

• Review and process financial aid files and/or related processes as assigned.

• Manages student financial aid records.

• Updates information in the financial aid computer system.

• Determines accuracy of documents and interpretations of these documents.

• Reports to work as scheduled by immediate supervisor.

• Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A baccalaureate degree in a course of study related to the occupational field; knowledge of modern office methods, procedures and equipment; ability to successfully establish and maintain effective working relations with other employees; skill in the operation of computers and job related software programs; skill in decision making and problem solving; skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public; and skill in oral and written communications.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 1 year financial aid experience. Experience in administering student financial aid programs; knowledge of federal, state, institutional financial aid programs, policies and procedures; knowledge of the Banner financial aid module; knowledge of federal and state student aid online reporting systems; knowledge of need analysis principles.

SALARY: Pay Grade 16

APPLICATION DEADLINE: The position will remain posted until filled. For best consideration, please submit your application materials by Friday, January 5, 2018.

TO APPLY: Application materials should be emailed as a Microsoft Word or Adobe.pdf attachment to: recruitment@mga.edu with the subject line “Financial Aid Advisor - WRC”. Application materials are to include a resume, an MGA Staff application; a letter of interest which includes salary requirements; and three professional references. Paper application materials will not be accepted.

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