Financial Aid Specialist

Bel Air, MD
Jan 23, 2022
Jan 27, 2022
Accountant, IT
Full Time
The Financial Aid Specialist provides financial aid information and counseling assistance to students and parents on federal, state and institutional financial aid programs; and processes financial aid applications, including verification and awarding financial aid to eligible students. This is accomplished by remaining current on constantly-changing Title IV regulations, state and institutional policies and procedures performing verification in compliance with statutory requirements; performing various complex technical duties to determine financial need and award in accordance with federal and state law and institutional policy; educating students, parents and community members about financial aid; and communicating scholarship information. Specific duties may include coordination of the Institutional Scholarship Program, including working with private donors & their selected recipients; administration of the Federal Work-Study Program and some state scholarships; processing professional judgements as part of a committee; financial literacy including default management; collaborating with other departments; assisting with coordination of special events; and performing other duties as assigned by the supervisor. Employees of Harford Community College, including instructors for online and virtual courses, must be residents of Maryland or the contiguous states of Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia or the District of Columbia; non-residents are expected to relocate to meet this requirement. Job Requirements:A bachelor's degree and three to five years of experience in financial aid or a closely related field are required. Applicants must have knowledge and/or experience in verification, Federal Work-Study, scholarships, and over awards. NASFAA Training and Professional Development is preferred. Apply online by January 27, 2022. Harford Community College is committed to the principles of Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity. It is the policy of Harford Community College not to discriminate against applicants on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law with regard to any employment practices. HCC is an EEO and ADA/ADAA employer that values, embraces, and supports diversity in the College community.