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Financial Aid Specialists administer financial aid to students and are responsible for the following job duties: reviewing financial aid applications, collecting student information, determining eligibility for financial aid, answering to student questions, and implementing office procedures. A well-written resume sample for this role will highlight skills such as knowledge of student aid procedures, decision making, customer service, organization, computer competences, and teamwork. Most resumes in the field make display of a degree in a field related to the area of assignment.

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FINANCIAL AID SPECIALIST & Veterans' COORDINATOR

  • Reduced bad debts 70% and past-due cash accounts 90%.
  • Advised senior management on strategic decisions by developing progress reports on action plans, analyzing effectiveness of internal policies and contributing to development of the President's Strategic Plans for 2004 and 2005.
  • Controlled cash flow by identifying high risk and past-due accounts, established and monitored individual budgets and performed Accounts Receivable reconciliation.
  • Provided financial guidance to students, audited financial aid files, processed veterans' educational benefits and federal and private student loans.
  • Performed QA reviews to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations.
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
C
Financial Analysis
BA
Geography
MBA
Master of Business Administration
2

Financial Aid Specialist

  • Assessed daily processes for regulatory compliance, including consumer
  • Maintained and updated Policies and Procedures Manual
  • Processed financial aid adjustments and Return of Title IV funds
  • Composed the annual Cost of Attendance Budget
  • Awarded and reconciled Emergency Loans
  • Complied with House Bill 1403 to award state aid to non-U.S. citizens
  • Advised students and parents regarding the financial aid process
  • Assisted students and parents with completing the FAFSA or TASFA
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BA
Public Relations
3

Financial Aid Specialist

  • Conduct class orientations specializing in Federal Student Loans and various Grants and Scholarships.
  • Interact and consult with a variety of banks and lenders promoting lending propositions for students
  • Advised students how to make wise decisions concerning loan accounts and choosing dependable lenders.
  • Developed and implemented public speaking announcements and Financial Aid Fairs
  • Oversee approximately 600 accounts insuring constant monitoring and accuracy
  • Facilitated the highest quality in customer service for students, faculty and staff
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
AS
Business
AS
Business
BS
Management
4

Financial Aid Specialist

  • Implemented and maintained Ellucian Colleague Student Information System Financial Aid module.
  • Queried the Ellucian Colleague SIS database to create customized reports for the Financial Aid department.
  • Processed Federal Student Loans, Federal and State Grants.
  • Managed the originations and disbursements of COD and student loans.
  • Trained staff on Federal and State Regulatory updates.
  • Prepared reports and assisted with college recruitment activities.
  • Conducted Financial Aid Workshops at National College Fairs for students and parents.
  • Performed Return to Title IV Calculations by regulatory deadline.
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
12
years
at this job
5

Financial Aid Specialist

  • Administration and disbursement of the Federal Direct Loan program (approximately $15 million per year)
  • Maintained the Federal mailbox duties
  • Clerical and administrative tasks, such as record maintenance, counseling students and families in a variety of topics
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
AS
Business Administration
BA
English
MA
Business Administration
6

Financial Aid Specialist - Sub/project Specialist

  • Working experience in college admission and financial aid: assisting with the web-based application for admission, admission policies including matriculation, FAFSA, Dream Act application, etc.
  • Daily utilization of computer skills using web-based applications, Saddleback's information system, Mysite, Powerfaids, ImageNow, MS word, powerpoint, excel, etc. etc.
  • Coordinate with other school officials in the planning and implementation of various programs to improve office productivity and efficiency.
  • Proven experience in the development and presentation of college policies and procedures to a wide and diverse audience.
Candidate Info
21
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BA
Political Science
MA
Public Administration
7

Financial Aid Specialist

  • Interact with Government financial institutions to ensure compliance with financial regulations, gain approvals for financial aid allowance, and ensure coordinate the grant approval process between Government and University
  • Offer solutions to management to address issues discovered within the financial aid process
  • Communicate interdepartmentally to work out individual financial aid and registration issues
  • Report financial and procedural issues to management to mitigate any issues within the Financial Aid process
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
AS
Business Administration
BS
Business
MS
Project Management And Operations Research
8

Financial Aid Specialist

  • Verifying student information and financials
  • Organizing scholarships within the institution
  • Professionally responding and directing 10-15 call per day
  • Assist students with all FAFSA information
Candidate Info
1
year in
workforce
4
months
at this job
HS
High School Diploma
AS
Arts
9

Financial Aid Specialist

  • Process Student Aid Files
  • Supervise Federal Work Study Student Employees
  • Process Federal and Private Student Loans
  • Certify Veterans enrollment with the Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Load funds to the Work Force Investment and Opportunity Act
  • Load funds and process paperwork for the Trade Readjustment Act
Candidate Info
17
years in
workforce
10
years
at this job
HS
High School Diploma
AS
Business Administration
BA
Management With Marketing Minor
10

HEO - FINANCIAL AID SPECIALIST - COMPLIANCE

  • Assist with the Financial Aid Director resolve all program review findings
  • Publications committee to update SAM Manual
  • Reviewed internal publication documents and financial aid website
  • Assist student at desk with questions or intake of documents
  • Respond to student email from financial aid inbox
  • Create procedure to audit internal programs
Candidate Info
11
years in
workforce
5
months
at this job
BBA
Business Management

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