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Financial Aid Specialist

Baltimore City Community College

Job Title: Financial Aid Specialist
Job Location: Baltimore , MD
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Business/financial affairs, financial aid
Application Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Date Posted: 2019-04-03
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Financial Aid Specialist
Baltimore City Community College

About Baltimore City Community College

Founded in 1947, Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) is a comprehensive, urban institution accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The College’s campus is located in West Baltimore; the institution also has several satellite locations throughout the city. With its broad range of degree and certificate programs, affordable tuition, and extensive outreach, BCCC offers educational opportunities to the citizens of Baltimore City and throughout the state of Maryland. BCCC serves more than 15,000* students annually, providing credits that transfer to four-year colleges and universities as well as workforce training leading directly to job placement. The College is proud of the fact that 100** nations are represented within the student body.

* Based on annual unduplicated credit and non-credit headcount for FY 2016. **Based on fall 2015 credit enrollment.

Description/Job Summary

This position manages a caseload of student’s files assesses an individual student’s financial need and ascertains the student’s eligibility to participate in federal, state and/or institutional aid programs. The specialist provides counseling to students on the manner of integrating their financial concerns, relative to personal and/or academic problems. Analyzes financial information submitted by students; provides counseling to students and assists student or parents in the preparation of pertinent forms. Conducts financial aid workshops/conferences and completes all internal and external reports. Evaluates the academic status of each applicant; keeps abreast of current federal regulations and guidelines pertaining to the student financial aid program. Administers the College’s State, Local, and Institutional scholarship programs by applying conferred awards accurately and appropriately to the tuition accounts of award recipients, and validating award criteria (i.e. enrollment status, residence status, GPA, etc.). Renders professional judgment and implementing policy regarding special appeals for academic progress, and other atypical situations regarding eligibility. Informs the U.S. Department of ED via the National Student Loan Data System of mid-year transfer students for monitoring and reviewing, in an effort to prevent over awards, throughout the ongoing periods of enrollment within the academic year. Monitors and makes the necessary account adjustments to students’ awards for noncompliance with the quantitative measure of the standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress. Drafts literature, documents, presentation materials and other devices used to facilitate the functioning of the Student Financial Aid Office (i.e. electronic scholarship submission form, Merit Scholarship brochure, orientation PowerPoint presentation, forms, letters, etc.). Drafts correspondence to solicit student participation in available scholarship programs (i.e. Wilson Presidential Scholarship, Academic Competitive Grant)

Uses various software applications, such as spreadsheets, relational databases, and word processing to assemble, manipulate and/or format data and/or reports. Applies a working knowledge of applicable laws and regulations; verifies documents for completeness and compliance. Operates fax machine, copier and other office equipment.

As a requirement of this position, Baltimore City Community College will expect the incumbent to provide and be evaluated on the effective delivery of services through evening and weekend coverage, providing coverage at off-campus sites as deemed necessary, cross-training in related functions to support operational efficiency, provide as appropriate instruction and or instructional support in a manner that best enhances student learning and success.

As a learning-centered institution, all staff will be expected and evaluated on learning outcomes assessment, effectively adhering to deadlines, maintaining the highest level of professionalism and ethics, and providing exemplary customer service in a civil and collegial environment.

Job Requirements

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, or related field
  • Two (2) years of experience working in the Financial Aid Office, experience with scholarship programs needed.
  • Proficiency in the use of software applications, databases, spreadsheets, and/ or word processing required.
  • Knowledge of MS Office Suite, the internet and student data systems required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of Maryland Higher Education Commission MDCaps program

Information and Application Process Instructions

Why Work at BCCC?

Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) is a crossroads of diverse peoples, of learning and work, and the multiplicity of stakeholders we serve: individuals, businesses, government and educational institutions of the community at large.

Our employees enjoy a collegial environment that is both challenging and welcoming. We stay innovative as we strive to be the leader in providing quality education that responds to and meets the needs of a diverse population of learners. Students come here to change their lives through education.

BCCC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law.

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