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Financial Aid Coordinator

Kansas City University
Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jan 9, 2024

Job Details

Job Type:Staff

Job Description:

The Financial Aid Coordinator ensures timely, accurate, and appropriate dissemination of financial aid information regarding processes to students and prospective students. Provides accurate and timely information to external parties regarding student eligibility. Coordinates activities related to a Financial Literacy Program and monitors departments web content.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Responds to external agencies requesting student information by reviewing student files, validating data, completing forms and verifying student’s financial aid eligibility
  • Lead financial literacy and default prevention initiatives
  • Serves as lead for policy and procedure updates
  • Certification of Veteran’s benefits
  • Provide support and assist with budget adjustments/professional judgements
  • Responsible for catalog revisions and updates
  • Communicates to students and families in a responsive and friendly manner about methods on how to pay for their education and financial aid eligibility. Must have the ability to explain Title IV, state and institutional regulations
  • Answers questions, inquiries or requests from students and other authorized parties in writing, in person or over the phone regarding financial aid programs and eligibility application procedures and costs
  • Participation in training seminars, conferences, committee meetings in order to maintain current on all Title IV financial aid rules and regulations
  • Represent department and the University favorably and in accordance with established Core Values and expectations
  • Maintain financial literacy web page
  • Host financial literacy events on campus
  • Present to incoming and continuing students on the financial aid process
  • Maintains policies and procedures and monitors the department’s web content and updates as necessary
  • Perform other duties as assigned or directed to meet the goals and objectives of the organization
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • One to two years’ experience in higher education or a financial aid office preferred
  • Knowledge and understanding of Federal Student Aid programs essential
  • Working knowledge of Department of Education software
  • Workday Student experience a plus
  • Required initiative and the ability to work effectively under minimal supervision
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office applications
Equal Opportunity Employer

KCU is committed to promoting an equal employment opportunity workplace. Equal opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information (GINA), physical or mental disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, ancestry, military and/or veteran status, and/or any other status protected by applicable Federal, state or local law.

Annual Security Report

KCU is committed to providing a safe campus for students, faculty, and staff. Our annual campus security report lists campus crimes and statistics for the campus and public areas around campus for the last three years, in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.

Thank you for your interest in a career at KCU!


Kansas City University

Kansas City has been home to KCU for more than 100 years. Now, KCU is proud to call Joplin, Missouri a second home. We’re constantly creating new programs such as the Clinical Psychology Doctoral program, an MS in biomedical science, specialized dual degrees and a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. 

KCU has a long, rich history of osteopathic medicine. Founded in 1916 by George J. Conley, DO, KCU is the oldest medical school in Kansas City and the largest medical school in Missouri. 

Join KCU to become part of a progressive, diverse and inclusive community of which you can be proud, and leave a mark by making possible the education of future leaders in the health sciences.

It’s so much more than just a paycheck. It is more than our award-winning benefits, competitive compensation package and outstanding well-being program. The strength of our university is rooted in our talented group of people and our shared sense of purpose. We are a university founded on science and compassion that never stops working to ensure a future with both.

Nationally recognized benefits package to help ensure the health and well-being of you and your family.

  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • FSA & HSA with Annual KCU Contribution
  • Voluntary Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Telehealth Services
  • Pharmacy Advocacy Program

And we always strive to DO good.

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