Financial Aid Advisor – req1729-3970

Waubonsee Community College

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Financial Aid Advisor

Join our dynamic team at Waubonsee Community College, where your career
can flourish. We are committed to being an exceptional employer,
offering a comprehensive benefits package with generous time off,
low-cost medical, dental, and vision plans, and a secure pension plan
through SURS. Youll also enjoy 14 paid holidays, including winter and
Thanksgiving breaks. Be part of a transformative institution, dedicated
to making a positive impact in our community and the lives of our
students. Your future starts here – join us today!

Aurora Downtown Campus

Full-time Support Staff

Hybrid Option: Yes

Waubonsee Community College promotes diversity in faculty, staff, and
student recruitment and is committed to hiring and retaining exceptional
faculty and staff who are committed to the colleges culture of
collaboration, professional growth and student success.

The Financial Aid Advisor, reporting to the Financial Aid Manager,
specializes in managing Withdrawals and Return of Title IV Funds (R2T4),
ensuring compliance and providing superior service to students and
parents. The role includes processing financial aid applications,
ensuring accurate awards, and advising students.

Responsibilities

Oversee Withdrawals and R2T4, ensuring regulatory compliance and
conducting timely calculations and notifications.

Adjust and ensure accurate disbursement of financial aid awards,
resolving any disbursement issues and verifying student eligibility.

Maintain expertise in R2T4, stay updated on regulatory changes, and
share updates with the team.

Advise students on financial aid options and implications of
withdrawals, assist in completing FAFSA and other forms, and ensure
document accuracy for eligibility determination.

Contribute to the financial aid policy handbook, especially R2T4
sections, and prepare for and respond to R2T4 audits.

Stay informed on financial aid regulations and best practices, support
financial aid initiatives, and present workshops at high school events.

Offer services across campuses and perform other duties as directed by
the Financial Aid Director or Manager.

Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelors degree in Finance, Accounting, Business, or related field.

Minimum two years in Financial Aid or Student Accounts.

Proficiency in MS Office, and familiarity with systems like Banner,
Colleague, PowerFaids, or PeopleSoft.

Deep understanding of federal and state financial aid programs, R2T4
processes, and ability to communicate complex policies.

Excellent communication, ability to maintain confidentiality, and strong
organizational skills.

Bilingual Spanish/English preferred.

Please attach the following documents when applying:

Cover Letter-Yes

Resume-Yes

References-Yes (Can be provided at interview)

Transcripts-Yes (Can be provided at interview)

Position Details

req1729

Grant Funded: No

Minimum Starting Rate: $23.04

Compensation Type: Hourly

Work Schedule: Other 4 days 8-4:30, 1 day 10-6:30. Occasional
evening/weekend hours required.

Work Hours: 40/week

Testing: Yes

Targeted Hire Date: 5/20/2024

Special Instructions:

EOE, including disability and veteran

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