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Finance Counselor position at Argosy University, Twin Cities campus

30 Oct 2018 3:13 PM | Aprile Barton

Finance Counselor at Argosy University, Twin Cities campus 

Job Summary

Develop, negotiate and finalize student financial plans consistent with financial planning policies and procedures and with Federal/State regulations for awarding aid. Work closely with new, continuing and re-entry students and their families to ensure the plan and re-plan continue to best meet the families' needs. Counsel students on all acceptances and other matters related directly to the student financial plan. Incumbent must assure that the Company philosophy: quality services to clients; development, growth, involvement, and recognition of employees; sound economic principles; and environment which is conducive to innovation, positive thinking and expansion - is considered in carrying out the duties and responsibilities of this position.
 
Key Job Elements

  • Work cohesively with ADA's or Admissions Coordinators in order to facilitate outstanding service to prospective students and their parents.
  • Maintain 100% Planning Load. Create Plans and explain the Plan and the student's/parent's rights and responsibilities for each aid source.
  • Negotiate Payment Plans. Able to develop Student Financial Plans in concert with Institute procedures and knowledge of Federal regulations.
  • Assist students/parents with the completion of the FAFSA.
  • Enter the FAFSA electronically and review the resulting ISIR.
  • Assign the appropriate budget to a student and package the student (award their aid) as well as ensure that aid is paid to students' accounts in a timely manner.
  • Responsible for complete and accurate files and paperwork, certify loan applications, and complete Basic Verification/QA and C Code Requirements.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in timely collections: For summer term 80% aid paid consistently by end of 5th week of term and 90% by end of 8th week of term; For all other terms: 90% aid paid consistently by end of 5th week of term and 98% by end of 8th week of term.
  • Maintain consistently clean files shown through Training Assessments for Compliance with Federal/State regulations, school policies and procedures. -Less than a 10% comment rate per term and less than a 5% potential liability rate for the year.
  • Complete the appropriate training modules within 30 days of the new or revised module becoming available.
  • Other duties as assigned


Reports To: Director, Student Services

Interacts With: Other members of the Finance team as well as students, and the Admissions and Registration departments.

Supervises: None
Job Requirements

Knowledge:

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field required.
  • Previous experience working with and technical knowledge of student financial aid programs.
  • Knowledge of Federal, State, or commercial loan packages.

Skills:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with both faculty and student populations.
  • Superior organizational and problem resolution skills.
  • Strong basic computer software (MS Office) skills as well as exposure to more concentrated financial aid/EDE software programs such as Banner.

Abilities:

  • Ability to read, comprehend, and comply with federal and state laws, regulations, and policies pertaining to the provision of student financial aid.
  • Ability to interact effectively as a member of a team and work collaboratively with other departments.
  • Ability to listen to customers (e.g. students, staff, etc.) and to understand and respond positively to their requests
  • Ability to work without close supervision and to set one's own priorities and work schedule

Please send resume and coverletter to aeich@argosy.edu, attn: finance position.

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