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  • 17 Feb 2020 5:46 PM | Herald Johnson

    Financial Aid Advisor

    United Theological Seminary

    United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities is hiring a full-time Financial Aid Advisor for its student enrollment team.

    This student services role will counsel and advise students on federal and institutional student financial aid programs and help students effectively and appropriately fund their seminary education.

    The Financial Aid Advisor will work directly with a third party student financial aid processing partner to evaluate financial aid applications to determine student eligibility for merit and need-based institutional aid and federal loan programs, collect and maintain student data, and ensure that financial aid operations are complaint with state and federal laws and regulations, as well as seminary policies.

    This is a full time position with benefits, salary level commensurate with skills and experience. To view the complete job description and necessary qualifications, please visit www.unitedseminary.edu/jobs.

    To apply, please email cover letter and resume to vpearson@unitedseminary.edu. Desired start date is March 1.

  • 13 Feb 2020 2:06 PM | Karla Glasser


    Due to an upcoming retirement in our office, we are posting the following full-time position at St. Kate's: Assistant Director of Financial Aid. We offer the opportunity to be a part of a student centered team of dedicated university staff, faculty and administrators. St. Kate's is committed to creating a diverse workforce and encourages applications from diverse backgrounds.


    The Assistant Director of Financial Aid serves as the expert for student and parent loans and manages the administration of the federal, state, and alternative loan programs, ensuring timely delivery of student aid and program compliance.

    Learn more and apply at: https://stcatherine.peopleadmin.com/postings/4177

    Application Deadline: March 11, 2020


    For questions about the position, contact me at kpglasser@stkate.edu or 651/690-6619.

  • 3 Feb 2020 1:59 PM | Benjamin Flikeid (Administrator)

    Financial Aid Officer - Open Position

    Job Details


    Financial Aid Officer

    Rasmussen College

    Rasmussen College is growing our Financial Aid team! We are currently seeking a candidate with a background in finance or financial aid/loan processing to support our central services function.

    This position’s primary purpose is to review student financial aid eligibility documentation and prepare accurate financial aid award packages for prospective and current students. The position is responsible for tracking and processing all necessary information and paperwork, determining eligibility and preparing financial aid awards while ensuring compliance with state and federal regulations, audit requirements and the College’s policies.  This position works closely with the College’s Program Managers and Advisors, within our One Stop Services Model (OSSM), to advise and counsel Program Managers and Advisors who in turn counsel students on financial aid options, the application and awarding process.


    Processing and Awarding:  45%

    • Implement financial aid policies as directed, ensuring compliance to state and federal regulations, audit requirements and the College’s policies.
    • Review financial aid applications and eligibility documentation submitted by the student to determine eligibility for financial aid awards.
    • Responsible for completing verification according to established federal regulations, quality assurance and C code resolution.
    • Provide information through the College’s student information system, to admissions and advising team members, in an effort to obtain missing documentation needed from the student to complete the financial aid application.
    • Maintain minimum weekly award package completion rates as defined by Student Financial Aid leadership.
    • Maintain accurate knowledge of the College’s products and services.
    • Remain current in the financial aid field through professional development, such as workshops, conferences, state and regional associations and course work.
    • Ensure accurate and effective representation of the College and follow-through with prospective students, enrolled students, business community and high school officials.

    Record Keeping/Documentation:  45%

    • Prepare financial aid award packages based on documentation submitted.
    • Follow processes and procedures that streamline the awarding and delivery of the aid programs.
    • Review and certify private loan applications on a weekly basis. Ensure accurate and timely tracking and documentation of such.
    • Accurately track financial awarding to ensure timely approval and payment.
    • Maintain eligibility to access the National Student Loan Data System, (NSLDS), as defined by the US Department of Education. (To maintain access to NSLDS, one must not have defaulted on any student loan in the past, be in default currently or have issues with access to NSLDS in the future.)

    Other: 10%

    • Attend and participate in team, student finance, department meetings for the purpose of obtaining and sharing information.
    • Participate in lean processes and strategic planning activities.
    • Embody the spirit of the College’s mission and vision in daily activities.
    • Support and contribute to Rasmussen’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
    • Perform other duties as directed, requested or assigned


    • Associate’s Degree in Accounting, Business, Finance, or related discipline; Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
    • Minimum of one to three years of relevant experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience, preferably within a financial aid, finance counseling or loan processing environment.
    • Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
    • Excellent organization and time management skills with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple demands with minimal supervision; maintain records and files with precision and accuracy.
    • High level of professionalism and telephone etiquette.
    • Excellent customer service skills.
    • High aptitude for math.
    • General knowledge of the higher education industry preferred, but not required.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, with an emphasis on Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
    • Working knowledge of financial software, CampusNexus, preferred.
    • Good command of the English language, in both oral and written form

    The Company:

    Rasmussen College is a regionally accredited private college that is dedicated to changing lives and the communities it serves through high-demand and flexible educational programs. Since 1900, the College has been committed to academic innovation and providing the highest standard of education while empowering students to pursue a college degree. Rasmussen College offers certificate and diploma programs through associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs online and across its 23 Midwest and Florida campuses. A pioneer in online education, the College is helping lead advancements in innovations such as competency-based education and comprehensive student support services that help working adults advance their careers. The College is also committed to providing a positive impact on society through public service and a variety of community-based initiatives. For more information about Rasmussen College, please visit rasmussen.edu.

    At Rasmussen, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed supporting and encouraging diversity in the workplace. We welcome our employee’s differences regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, age, gender identity, disability or veteran status.





    Associate's Degree or better.

    Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

    The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

  • 30 Jan 2020 9:32 AM | Karla Glasser

    Greetings MAFAA Members!


    St. Kate's currently has two full-time positions available: Associate Director of Financial Aid and Information Specialist. At St. Kate's, we offer the opportunity to be a part of a student centered team of dedicated university staff, faculty and administrators. St. Kate's is committed to creating a diverse workforce and encourages applications from diverse backgrounds.

    Associate Director: serves as a key leadership position within the Financial Aid Office, managing daily customer service operations, and coordinating activities to meet administrative financial aid needs of our students.

    Learn more and apply at: https://stcatherine.peopleadmin.com/postings/4125

    Application deadline: February 25, 2020

    Information Specialist: creates and manages technical operations across multiple platforms required by federal, state, university and private entities to award and distribute student financial aid in a manner both compliant and necessary to meet office, university and strategic plan enrollment goals. This position works in partnership for the Associate Director of Technical Services in the Financial Aid Office.

    Learn more and apply at: https://stcatherine.peopleadmin.com/postings/4122

    Application deadline: February 21, 2020


    For questions about the positions, contact me at kpglasser@stkate.edu or 651/690-6619.


    Karla P. Glasser  |  Associate Director, Financial Aid
    St. Catherine University

    2004 Randolph Avenue
    St. Paul, MN  55105
    651/690-6619  Direct  |  651/690-6540 FA Office


  • 22 Jan 2020 2:06 PM | Trish Johnson

    The College of Saint Scholastica - Duluth campus has an opening for a Student Accounts Manager.  This position is responsible for leading the student accounts activity and focuses on strategies and technical enhancements for the student accounts area.   

    For a complete list of qualifications, job duties and application instructions, please click here.

    Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

  • 19 Dec 2019 2:12 PM | Trish Johnson

    Join our team!

    The College of Saint Scholastica - Duluth campus has an opening for a Financial Aid Counselor.  This position is responsible for processing financial aid and providing financial aid counseling and support to students and families. 

    For a complete list of qualifications, job duties and application instructions, please click here.

    Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

  • 3 Dec 2019 12:04 PM | Alyssa Gillette

    Join our team! 

    We seek an individual to serve in a significant management role within the Financial Aid department by overseeing specific operations and personnel critical to its success. Along with this responsibility, the Assistant Director counsels and advises students and families regarding financing a Crown education including eligibility requirements, application procedures, available programs, budgeting and student loan debt management.  The Assistant Director represents the Director as appropriate.

    The ideal candidate will have exceptional leadership skills, a vision for growth and most importantly, a strong commitment to provide outstanding service to our current and prospective students.

    Crown College is the Midwest regional college of the Christian and Missionary Alliance and holds to a strong evangelical Christian position. We believe that employment at Crown College is an opportunity for individuals to fulfill their personal callings in life, as well as to assist the College in fulfilling its mission to provide a biblically based education for Christian leadership in the Christian and Missionary Alliance, the church at large and the world.

    To read the full job description and to apply visit us at https://www.crown.edu/about/employment/

    This is an immediate opening and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

    Contact Amy Luesse, Director of Human Resources staffjobs@crown.edu or Alyssa Gillette, Director of Financial Aid at Crown College gillettea@crown.edu

  • 13 Feb 2018 8:18 AM | Anonymous

    Associate Financial Aid Advisor

    Capella University

    Minneapolis, MN

    Apply HERE

    Capella University is seeking an Associate Financial Aid Advisor to provide financial aid support to our learners within the Office of Financial Aid. This position is the central point of contact for learners seeking financial aid eligibility, packaging, awarding, and disbursement information—along with financial aid customer service support while pursuing a degree at CU.  This position has a targeted start date of Monday, March 12th. 


    Learner Support-

    • Provide CU learners with a positive experience, personal attention, and guidance through the financial aid process
    • Respond to in-bound telephone requests from learners and internal enrollment and academic partners to provide advice and information regarding financial aid inquiries
    • Provide superior customer service and problem resolution to learners and internal partners by setting service expectations and self-service options
    • Effectively communicate with enrollment services personnel to ensure future learners have obtained appropriate documentation for financial aid packaging/tuition funding
    • Document all caller interactions and provide appropriate and timely financial aid responses

    Emails and Outbound Support-

    • Provide appropriate and timely responses to learner emails; ensure emails are written in a professional manner representing Capella University 
    • Make outbound calls to follow up with learners as needed and complete outbound call campaigns that align with communication strategies
    • Proactively work on learners’ inquires to provide a high level of customer service

    Training and Development-

    • Participate in mentor/team/department/company trainings and meeting to contribute to knowledge base
    • Review resources, updates, and communications to remain current in specific job duties
    • Develop a Subject Matter Expertise in area(s) of financial aid, billing, military, etc.

    Process Improvement and Project Support -

    • Identify, communicate, and make recommendations for improvement to existing processes/procedures for the benefit of our learners
    • Seek out and/or identify projects. Work on projects with diligence and accuracy until completion 

    Customer Relationship management and Ownership-

    • Take ownership of learner issues and work collaboratively with internal partners to bring resolution 
    • Supporting internal customer needs, respond to and communicate requests in a professional manner

    *Other duties as assigned


    Bachelor’s degree preferred. Some college experience required; or 1+ year(s) of transferable customer service experience (preferably phone-based), or 1-3 years of previous financial aid experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

    • In good standing with the Department of Education on Student Loans
    • Ability to function efficiently and utilize good time management skills in a fast paced and demanding work environment
    • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality
    • To be considered as an applicant and maintain employment in this role, you must not at the present time or in the past, have been in default on student loans


    Additional Required Competencies/Skills Examples: 

    • Ability to handle complex customer resolution issues, while applying information, policies, and  an assessment of unique circumstances; and resolving issues with a reasonable level of autonomy
    • Knowledge of federal regulations with financial aid and knowledge of a variety of financial aid programs and ability to apply this information to problem-resolution
    • Displayed success in achieving and sustaining objectives and performance metrics
    • Ability to maintain a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail
    • Organizational skills—ability to prioritize, manage multiple demands and present information in a clear and concise manner
    • Strong technological skills and aptitude. Including the use and knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, applied expertise accessing internet or systems-based information, PeopleSoft, CRM and other financial aid related software and internet applications
    • Understanding of federal regulations associated with financial aid and knowledge of a variety of financial aid programs and ability to apply this information to problem-resolution
    • Demonstrated ability to remain calm under pressure and maintain a professional demeanor at all times
    • Excellent listening, verbal, and written communication skills with ability to interact effectively with senior management, direct supervisors, and colleagues
    • Excellent relationship-building, customer service, and problem resolution skills


    • Availability: Must be available to work 8am – 4:30pm during training (approx. 2 weeks) After training the Financial Aid Office is open from 7am-8pm, and must be available to work an 8.5 hour shift between the hours of 7am-8pm. *For those working the evening shift (11:30 am – 8:00 pm) parking is paid

    Apply HERE

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