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Lincoln University of Pennsylvania
Lincoln University, Pennsylvania
Commensurate with experience
Date posted
Oct 3, 2023

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Lincoln University

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Job Title:                       Bursar

Classification:               Administrative

Division:                        Finance & Administration

Department:                  Office of the Bursar

Reports:                         Vice President of Finance & Administration

FLSA Status:                 Salaried, Exempt

Application Deadline:   Open Until Filled





Manages the daily operations of the Bursar’s Office, including supervision of staff and oversight of student billing, receivables, and collection.



  • Maintains the financial records of the student receivables.
  • Reports the status of student accounts and initiate collection procedures when necessary.
  • Supervise the financial clearance procedures for student registration.
  • Process all refunds on student accounts.
  • Counsel students concerning their accounts.
  • Prepare journal adjustments for student accounts.
  • Work closely with the offices of Admissions, Registrar, Financial Aid, and Student Affairs to reconcile any discrepancies in the student accounts.
  • Prepare student billings.
  • Prepare account receivables to trial balance.
  • All other relevant duties as required.



  • Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred.



  • Five years of progressive experience in the financial aid and/or bursar area.
  • Familiarity with all portions of a college financial aid program and the links between the financial aid and student billing & collections processes.



  • Ability to communicate effectively with people from varied social, educational, and economic backgrounds.
  • Must be able to work without constant supervision, make decisions, and have good judgement.
  • Knowledge of applicable Federal and State laws, especially Title IV, GAAP, and TRA 97, and policies regarding financial aid programs, and the ability to interpret and ensure compliance with them, including mandated reporting.
  • Core business skills, including knowledge of basic accounting principles and skills.
  • Incisive analytic ability; collect and interpret qualitative and statistical data to examine problems, propose solutions, and forecast results.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Experience in financial aid leveraging.
  • Superior leadership, management and staff-development skills.
  • Extensive computer skills, including familiarity with financial aid/student information systems, Department of Education software, as well as spreadsheet and word-processing applications.




Moderate lifting up to 20 pounds as frequently as needed to move objects; dexterity to write and manipulate computer keyboard and mouse; ability to hear and speak clearly; and body mobility to stoop, kneel, bend and reach.





Work is primarily performed in a university campus environment and requires a flexible schedule including evening and weekend work.  Travel for administrative and legislative work is expected.  The employee is subject to inside environmental conditions and protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes.


Learn. Liberate. Lead.

Since its founding more than 165 years ago, those three words have defined our mission at Lincoln University. We're dedicated to empowering our students with the knowledge, confidence, and connections to achieve success and rise to the top.

Lincoln University, the nation’s first degree-granting Historically Black College and University (HBCU), educates and empowers students to lead their communities and change the world.

We're dedicated to empowering our students with the knowledge, confidence, and connections to achieve success. When you choose Lincoln University as your workplace, you're doing more than just getting a job. You're becoming part of a campus community that is tight like a family and filled with people who look out for each other. You're becoming part of the latest chapter in a long and proud history of learning at the nation's first degree-granting historically black college and university (HBCU).

As our Alma Mater school song calls it, our "dear old Orange and Blue" has been devoted to and defined by our core values of respect, responsibility, and ultimately, results. Those values and our commitment to the success of our students have long attracted an interracial and international body of enrollees from our community, region, and around the world.

Since our founding in 1854, our impact has been tremendous. In fact, during our first 100 years, Lincoln graduated approximately 20 percent of the black physicians and more than 10 percent of the black attorneys in the nation. Our alumni have led more than 35 colleges and universities and scores of prominent churches. They also include U.S. ambassadors; mission chiefs; federal, state, and municipal judges; mayors; and city managers. Others have made names for themselves in creative and entertainment fields, including writers, directors, comedians, and film executives.

Established as The Ashmun Institute in 1854, the institution was renamed Lincoln University in 1866.

Located on 429 acres in southern Chester County, our main campus marries tradition and modern facilities, with sweeping pathways that encourage walking and contemplation within a safe and scenic landscape. Lincoln is within about an hour of several major cities: we are 45 miles from Philadelphia; 55 miles from Baltimore; and in Delaware, 25 miles from Wilmington, and 15 miles from Newark. These cities not only provide a variety of entertainment and leisure options but many important job and internship opportunities for our students.

Lincoln University of Pennsylvania

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