FINANCIAL AID ANALYST-DEPARTMENT OF STUDENT FINANCIAL AID
Class Summary: The Financial Aid Analyst works under direction and is responsible for dissemination of information concerning scholarships, review, data entry and reconciliation of state, institutional and private scholarships based on institutional, state and federal policy.
Examples of Work:
1. Ensures that accurate scholarship information is disseminated;
2. Completes data entry of scholarships into Banner data base (state, private and some institutional);
3. Monitors state stacking and federal over-award requirements;
4. Counsels with students, parents and the general public concerning the application process for private, institutional and state scholarships;
5. Conducts outreach activities including but not limited to high school workshops, Bear Facts Day, Information Nights and campus training activities;
6. Reconciles identified funds;
7. Coordinates athletic aid in accordance with NCAA Guidelines
• Monitor student athlete’s aid to ensure NCAA Compliance;
• Maintain individual student athlete grant-in-aid contracts including renewal and non-renewal letters.
• Follow changes in NCAA legislation which affect student athletes;
• Attend NCAA seminars in order to be informed on NCAA updates.
8. Investigates and studies written material for the purpose of understanding policies and procedures;
9. Develops and maintains and understanding of office processes;
10. Performs other duties as required or assigned.
Working Relationships: 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 during busy times of the year;
Travel within and outside of state to attend training exercises.
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;
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 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.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: BA degree in Accounting or 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.