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Interim Director of Financial Aid

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  • The Director of Financial Aid administers the financial aid program at Georgian Court University while maintaining compliance with federal and state regulations and college policies and procedures. The Director coordinates with other department directors the implementation of financial aid regulations, policies and procedures related to individual departments and the campus. Georgian Court University utilizes Slate, Powerfaids and Power Campus student information systems.

    Essential Functions:
  • Provides administrative leadership to the Financial Aid Office. Maintains a high level of professional competence in best practices in financial aid, program assessment, operational budgeting and a working knowledge of the college software system. Collaborates across departments for effective and accurate service to students.
  • Supervises professional and clerical staff assigned to the Financial Aid Office. Determines work priorities, trains, delegates assignments, and evaluates staff performance.
  • Attends virtual training and conferences to keep up to date on federal and state regulations through NASFAA webinars. Provides staff training to ensure that staff is up to date with regulations.
  • Contributes to student satisfaction through delivery of quality customer service in all aspects of the administration of financial aid.
  • Ensures that students are informed about their eligibility for financial aid by developing and directing a system for collecting and evaluating applications, and for the timely and effective awarding of all types of financial aid.
  • Responsible for awarding endowed and annual scholarships and providing reports to Institutional Advancement.
  • Works with the division of Enrollment Management in developing financial aid strategies.
  • Works with athletic coaches and the Assistant Director of Athletics in providing financial aid information for potential recruits. Signs NLI letters and maintains copies in the Financial Aid office. Chairperson of the Student Athlete Appeals Committee.
  • Develops, revises, implements, and maintains financial aid policies and procedures to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations and institutional policies related to financial aid and scholarships.
  • Develops, revises and updates publications and documents relating to financial aid. Reviews and updates the financial aid website for needed changes.
  • Maintains current knowledge of university financial aid policies, procedures, and programs.
  • Responsible for compliance of federal, state, and institutional reports including applications for federal funding and reporting the expenditures of funds allocated, such as FISAP.
  • Responsible for maintaining Title IV Participation Agreement with the U.S. Department of Education. Submits new programs for approval of funding and ensures compliance with Title IV aid programs.
  • Responds to requests for information from state, federal and other agencies. Functions as the liaison in annual financial aid audits or program reviews performed at the institution.
  • Maintains fund award control records in accordance with funding level limitations in PowerFaids. Performs the Parameter Roll and updates all fields in PowerFaids. Notifies and schedules upgrades to Powerfaids with IT.
  • Resolves or assists with resolution of problems and/or complaints and initiates corrective action as appropriate.
  • Facilitates coordination and communication with other departments on campus.
  • Administers satisfactory academic appeal evaluation and oversee appeal process for students seeking reinstatement of financial aid eligibility.
  • Completes financial aid reporting for Athletics, EOF, TRIO and endowed and donor funded scholarships.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field.
  • Five or more years of progressive financial aid experience.
  • Leadership, problem-solving, organizational and management skills required.
  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills to solve problems, analyze trends and provide recommendation.
  • Demonstratable working knowledge in disbursing, transmitting and reconciliation processes for Title IV and grant programs through HESAA and NJ FAMS.
  • Demonstrable knowledge utilizing COD and other Department of Education resources.


Georgian Court University

Georgian Court University: History, Culture and Academic Excellence

Founded and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy of New Jersey, Georgian Court University is located in residential Lakewood, New Jersey, on a magnificent 156-acre estate formerly belonging to financier George Jay Gould. The campus is conveniently situated 60 miles from New York and Philadelphia and only 10 miles from the beautiful Jersey Shore. Bordering Lake Carasaljo, the site is a National Historic Landmark with magnificent statuary, beautiful architecture and lush gardens, making it a truly breathtaking and inspiring place to learn, study, and live. After a long history as a women's college with coeducational graduate programs and undergraduate evening programs, Georgian Court became a fully coeducational as of Fall 2013. All degree and certificate programs during the day and evening are now open to both women and men.

Open to students of all faiths, Georgian Court University provides comprehensive liberal arts education in the Roman Catholic tradition with a special concern for women. The university offers a curriculum that is broad enough to be truly liberal, yet specialized enough to provide in-depth preparation for careers or further study.

The unique Georgian Court University atmosphere is one of a small college ambiance in a technologically advanced, highly esteemed university setting. Centered around the core values of the Sisters of Mercy, the university offers an extremely safe and nurturing campus environment with individualized attention and guidance.

The Georgian Court faculty is committed to teaching and individual mentoring, with an outstanding 92% holding doctorates or terminal degrees in their field. They are dedicated and caring educators and experts in their respective industries, while demonstrating public service and a personal affinity to our core values-respect, integrity, justice, compassion, and service.

Georgian Court University offers more than 30 undergraduate degrees, 10 graduate degrees, and a variety of certificates in a wide range of areas through our three schools:

  • The School of Arts & Sciences
  • The School of Business
  • The School of Education

Benefits of a Georgian Court University education include:

  • Small classes, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1
  • Personalized education-faculty members readily available for mentoring
  • All classes taught by faculty members, not graduate assistants
  • Inclusive core values of respect, integrity, justice, compassion, and service

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