Financial Aid Specialist 498072
Position Type: Staff
Position Number: 498072
Department: Student Financial Aid
Job Summary/Basic Function:
Under the direction of the Financial Aid Compliance Officer, the Financial Aid Verification Specialist will be involved in all aspects of financial aid administration. This position provides current and future students with information regarding available aid and financing options to our undergraduate and graduate student population.
This is accomplished by ensuring all federal and state regulations are met, ensuring correct information is reported to the Department of Education, analyzing tax forms, W-2's and other relevant financial documents, and inputting data into the Department of Education's database. Other duties include organizing files, maintaining office equipment and supplies for office operations reviewing files for award processes, answering questions on the application process, explaining policies and procedures to students, parents and staff, working with default management program to maintain a low school default rate, and assisting staff with related department paperwork and data. Strict adherence to established NCAA, Southland Conference, Lamar University and Texas State University System rules and regulations. The Financial Aid Verification Specialist works in a student-centered fast paced team environment while complying with federal and state regulations as well as institutional policies.
Essential Job Functions:
Education/License Required: An Associates degree is preferred or equivalent hours and work experience. Must be able to obtain and retain full access to NSLDS (National Student Loan Database System).
Experience in a Financial Aid Office or customer service focused environment preferred. Additional qualifications include the ability to organize and manage multiple tasks in a high pressure office during peak times of the year. Applicants must possess strong organizational skills, superb customer services skills and be detail-oriented
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Excellent communication and counseling skills (verbal and written). This positions involves significant interaction with students and parents. Strong analytical and computer proficiency skills are necessary, along with the ability to multitask effectively. Must be able to read federal tax return forms, wage statements, and determining eligible filing status of applicants and/or parents. This job requires the ability to perform the four basic arithmetic operations.
Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance with Texas SB 805, Section 657.003.
Security Sensitive Statement:
This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.
Posting Date: 09/07/2017
Close Date: 9/21/2017
Open Until Filled: No
To apply, visit https://jobs.lamar.edu/.
Lamar University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Lamar University not to discriminate on the basis of non-relevant criteria including, but not limited to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status in its educational programs, activities, admissions or employment practices.
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