Financial Aid Advisor

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School/Department: Financial Aid
Primary Location: Macon
Position: Staff
Job Type: Full Time
Position Close Date: Until Filled

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.


• 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 Thursday, January 18, 2018.

TO APPLY: Application materials should be emailed as a Microsoft Word or Adobe.pdf attachment to: with the subject line “Fin Aid Advice Macon 1-3-18”. 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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