Advisor I/II/III, Financial Aid

Alabama, United States
Salary Not Specified
May 27, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Details

Requisition Number


Home Org Name

Student Financial Services

Division Name

VP for Bus-Fin & CFO

Position Title

Advisor I/II/III, Financial Aid

Job Class Code


Appointment Status


Part-time FTE

Full Time

Limited Term


Limited Term Length

Job Summary

Provides assistance and guidance to parents and students concerning financial aid issues. Processes student financial aid in accordance with federal, state and university guidelines.

Essential Functions

1. May administer work study programs to include assigning jobs, monitoring payrolls, maintaining
records, and awarding funds.
2. Advises students and parents on financial aid issues which includes, but is not limited to, eligibility requirements, application process, education costs, verification processes and funding options.
3. Educates others by giving presentations to a wide variety of groups/organizations both on and off campus regarding financial aid, University policies and procedures, federal Title IV regulations, and cost to attend.
4. Processes financial aid awards, fee waivers, alternative loans, education benefits, and/or fellowships to include, but not limited to, calculating and loading financial awards, making adjustments to accounts, and/or establishing and disbursing fellowships.
5. Prepares and monitors financial reports and accounts and investigates and resolves problems.
6. Determines student eligibility for financial aid and/or fee waivers based on information such as application, grades, and enrollment status.
7. Coordinates the submission of required forms and documents needed for financial aid, scholarship, and/or other educational benefits.
8. Collaborates with other departments across campus in order to resolve issues, provide assistance to students, and/or administer the regulations governing Title IV funding in the awarding/processing of financial aid.
9. Maintains data security to include, but not limited to, any information that is part of students’ university records and the sensitive financial data of students and their families that is required to administer federal financial aid.

The above essential functions are representative of major duties of positions in this job classification. Specific duties and
responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs. Other duties may be assigned similar to the above consistent with the
knowledge, skills and abilities required for the job. Not all of the duties may be assigned to a position.

Education Level

Bachelor's degree

Field of Study

Higher Education, Business, Management, Counseling, Psychology, or related field

Years of Experience

No experience required for entry level

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Level II requires a Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of experience in financial aid processes.

Level III – requires a Bachelor’s degree and 4 years of experience in financial aid processes.

Education Level

Field of Study

Years of Experience

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Minimum Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of federal regulations and guidelines governing federal student aid programs, office and university policies, basic accounting, and intermediate math.

Minimum Technology Skills

Minimum License and Certifications

None Required.

Desired Qualifications

Knowledge of Banner system.

Salary Grade


Salary Range

$31,300 - $65,500

Job Category


Working Hours if Non-Traditional

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Posting Date


Closing Date

EEO Statement

A commitment to an inclusive and diverse campus environment is required. Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER . It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

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Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional DocumentsSupplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How were you made aware of this opportunity?
    • AU Employment website
    • Employment websites (Indeed, HigherEd Jobs, etc.)
    • Veterans Assistance Services
    • Disability Assistance Services
    • Newspaper
    • Professional Journal
    • Listserv
    • HR email
    • Social Media
    • State Employment Service
    • Walk-in
    • Other
  2. * Please select the answer that best describes your current employment relationship with Auburn University.
    • Not a current Auburn employee
    • Current Auburn employee in position less than one year
    • Current Auburn employee in position more than one year
  3. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree or higher in Higher Education, Business, Management, Counseling, Psychology, or related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * How has your previous work experience prepared you for this position?

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Describe your experience, if any, working with college students and/or their parents.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Describe your experience, if any, with job duties related to hiring, onboarding, payroll, etc.

    (Open Ended Question)

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