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Financial Aid Generalist

College of the Mainland
Texas City, Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jan 31, 2024

Position Details

Position Information

Posting Number

Position Title
Financial Aid Generalist

Contract Length
12 months

Class Summary

This position is responsible for counseling students and parents on the financial aid process, determine eligibility of financial aid for federal and state programs, that includes federal verication and make adjustments to awards during the year.

Candidates Eligible to Apply

Position Type
Exempt Staff

Employment Status
Full Time

Position Funding Type

Posting Detail Information

Minimum Education/Training/Experience

· Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business, Finance or related field from a regionally accredited college or university required.
· Minimum of two (2) years of direct experience in financial aid counseling and applying knowledge of financial aid regulations.
· Ability to work occasional evenings or weekends.

Preferred Education/Training/Experience

· Experience with Ellucian (Colleague) student information system software.

Minimum Knowledge & Skills

• The use of applicable computer equipment and specified computer programs and applications, design and management of databases or spreadsheet files and the development of special report formats;
• Able to understand and apply in practice all applicable regulations, policies and statutes (federal, state, local)
• Provide excellent customer service, especially under difficult circumstances and situations.
• Ability to make presentations or to conduct workshops for various individuals or groups.

Preferred Knowledge & Skills

·Bilingual in English and Spanish.

Licensing/Certification Requirements


Job Duties

• Reviews student application for eligibility for federal and state financial aid programs.
• Performs federal verification process according to federal guidelines.
• Reviews financial aid disbursments and authorizes payment for refund.
• Counsels students on the verification, appeals, or special circumstances processes.
• Counsels students on Satisfactory Academic Progress ( SAP ) and how to maintain aid eligibility.
• Performs professional judgement decisions on special circumstances such as Income Adjustments.
• Assists, interprets, and maintains knowledge of current federal, state, and institutional policies and procedures pertaining to financial aid programs.
• Assists and presents at recruiting events.
• Assists with other financial aid processes such as reporting and monitoring specific financial aid programs.
•Performs other related duties as assigned.

Physical Requirements

· No or very limited physical effort required.
· No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
· Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.

Minimum Salary Range

Mid Point Salary Range

Maximum Salary Range

Posting Open Date

Posting Close Date

Posting Will Be Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicant

EEO Statement

College of the Mainland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, disability or veteran status.

College of the Mainland does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of its programs and activities, as specified by federal laws and regulations within Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and 1992.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a bachelor's degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
    • 0-1
    • 1-3
    • 3-5
    • 5-7
    • 7+
  3. * Are you fluent in Spanish?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. Are you able to work occasional evenings or weekends?
    • Yes
    • No
Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts (1 of 3)
Optional Documents
  1. Additional Transcripts (2 of 3)
  2. Additional Transcripts (3 of 3)

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