Job Details

Southwestern Michigan College
  • Position Number: 2462133
  • Location: Dowagiac, MI
  • Position Type: Financial Aid

Staff - Financial Aid Coordinator

Posting Number: 20110952-2
Job Category: Staff

Job Description Summary:
The Financial Aid Coordinator performs a variety of activities to administer federal, state and institutional financial aid funds. Coordinators counsel financial aid recipients on program eligibility, aid application process, and status issues.

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelors Degree in Accounting, Business Administration, or related field, or Associate Degree with commensurate experience
  • Strong independent problem-solving abilities and interpersonal skills

Preferred Qualifications:
  • High level of computer literacy, including Microsoft Office products
  • Experience working with Banner software
  • Previous financial aid experience

Other Information:
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Advises students and parents regarding financial aid via phone, email, and in-office visits
  • Coordinates State of Michigan aid programs including TIP, Michigan Competitive Scholarship, Michigan Reconnect, Futures for Frontliners, Fostering Futures, Children of Veterans Grant, Gear Up
  • Coordinates Outside Scholarships
  • Coordinates institutional scholarships
  • Coordinates exit counseling for loan recipients
  • Tracks Ferris State Consortium Agreements
  • Performs verification of FAFSA data
  • Tracks and reports V4 and V5 verification results
  • Attends State and Federal financial aid updates and training sessions
  • Participates in financial aid outreach activities
  • Maintains knowledge of laws, regulations and policies of federal, state and institutional financial aid programs
  • Performs Loan Counseling
  • Assists in coordination of Loan Default Prevention Activities for recipients of the Direct Loan Program
  • Assists in the completion and submission of Student Financial Need Statements to Third- Party Contractors
  • Provides financial aid assistance to the Niles Campus Students as needed
  • Reviews and updates suspension files in Banner
  • Reviews and updates Unusual Enrollment Flags
  • Must be available for evening and occasional weekend events as needed.
  • The duties listed in this job description are not all-inclusive, but a list of the major responsibilities. Additional duties not noted in the job description may be assigned by a supervisor.

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