Commitment to Mission
This job carries with it the obligation to uphold the Mission of
Lone Star College (LSC) in carrying out the duties of the position.
A commitment to positive interpersonal behaviors, professional
communication, diversity, integrity, leadership, stewardship,
respect and accountability to LSC students and employees is
- One LSC
- Student Focused
- Own It
- Advance Equity
- Cultivate Community
- Choose Learning
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Lone Star College was recognized in five areas: Confidence
in Senior Leadership; Diversity; Facilities, Workspace &
Security; Job Satisfaction; and Work/Life Balance .
Campus Marketing Statement
Lone Star College-System Office, University Park
Lone Star College offers high-quality, low-cost academic transfer
and career training education to 93,000+ students each semester.
LSC has been named a 2021 Great Colleges to Work For® institution
by the Chronicle of Higher Education and ranked 35th in Texas in
the Forbes ‘America’s Best Employers By State’ list.
LSC consists of eight colleges, seven centers, eight Workforce
Centers of Excellence and Lone Star Corporate College.
Lone Star College-System Office employees are based at one of two
System Office locations; The Woodlands and University Park. Both
are the site for multiple administrative departments and
system-wide training programs.
Location address is 20515 SH 249 (SH 249 and Louetta Road) Houston,
PURPOSE AND SCOPE:
The Specialist IV, Financial Aid supports other staff by performing
task oriented duties while providing clerical, analytical,
administrative, and operational support under general supervision.
Provides information to students and parents about financial aid
functions, timelines, and eligibility, triaging students to
appropriate staff as needed. Provides excellent customer service
and communicates effectively with internal and external customers
regarding regulations, policies, and procedures as outlined by the
United States Department of Education and Lone Star College.
Ensures that all system, campus and state policies and practices
are correctly carried out.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
- Collects, analyzes, evaluates, and verifies financial aid data
and documents submitted by students
- Certifies student enrollment, ensuring adherence to academic
progress policies and eligibility requirements; initiates
appropriate adjustments to individual student financial aid
- Researches current State and Federal regulations to keep
up-to-date and determines the application of regulations to
specific student circumstances
- Prepares and reconciles a variety of reports, business
correspondence, records, and/or other related documents
- Participates in preparing for and facilitating financial aid
workshops and presentations
- Counsels students, and others, regarding eligibility
requirements of financial aid
- Responsible for other reasonable, related duties as
- Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
- Excellent communication skills
- Strong attention to detail
- Ability to use software products
- Ability to work on multiple projects
The work is sedentary. Typically, the employee sits comfortably to
do the work. However, there may be some walking; standing; bending;
carrying of light items, such as papers, books, or small parts; or
driving an automobile. No special physical demands are required to
perform the work.
WORK SCHEDULE AND CONDITIONS:
- Equipment used includes, PC workstation running on a LAN in a
Microsoft Windows environment, calculator, phone and other general
- Interface with internal and external contacts as needed to
carry out the functions of the position
- Work is performed in a climate-controlled office with minimal
exposure to safety hazards
- High school diploma or equivalent and at least 5 years of
related work experience, or an equivalent combination of education
- Must be in good standing with the Department of Education
- Associate’s degree
- Financial Aid work experience in a higher education
Hourly Pay Rate is $14.65
Benefits Marketing Statement
By joining our top-notch institution, you will enjoy being a part
of an organization that offers a supportive, collegial work
environment, excellent work/life balance, tuition waiver,
participation in a tax deferred retirement plan and more.
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Lone Star College is an EEO Employer. All positions are
subject to a criminal background check.