The Financial Aid Analyst works under direction and is responsible for dissemination of information concerning the financial aid application process as well as eligibility determination.
Examples of Work:
1. Counsels with students, parents and the general public concerning the application process for private, institutional, state and federal aid programs.
2. Packages federal financial aid in compliance with institutional, state and federal guidelines;
3. Conducts outreach activities including but not limited to high school workshops, Bear Facts Day, Information Nights and campus training activities;
4. Reviews reports and takes appropriate action;
5. Investigates and studies written material for the purpose of understanding policies and procedures;
6. Develops and maintains and understanding of office processes;
7. Performs other duties as required or assigned.
The Financial Aid Analyst has frequent contact with students, parents, general public, institutional personnel including Student Accounts, Accounting, Athletics, Admissions and Undergraduate Studies. Also works closely with state and private agencies to receive and process scholarships.
Special Job Dimensions
Overtime work may be required to accomplish office and university goals;
Travel within and outside of state to attend training exercises and to conduct workshops and recruiting events.
Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:
Ability to study, learn and understand student financial aid programs and regulations;
Ability to learn data base and access information to respond to questions;
General knowledge of bookkeeping/accounting;
Ability to disseminate information orally and in writing;
Excellent communication skills;
The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree with a major in general business or related field; plus one year of experience in student financial aid or related area. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.
Preferred Qualifications: BA degree in Business related field.
APPLICATION PROCESS: Applications may be found at www.uca.edu/hr or in the Human Resources office at 201 Donaghey, Wingo 106, Conway, AR 72035. Please submit the application to the Human Resources office by mail, fax to 501.450.5088 or send electronically to email@example.com before 4:30 PM on the closing date.