Advises and counsels students and parents regarding long-term and short-term financial assistance. Processes award revision requests from students. Verifies student data including income tax information, household size information, number in college. Updates information to the student aid report and appropriate forms as necessary. Participates in financial aid nights at highs schools and community college campuses; Work hours: Mon-Fri; 8 AM-5 PM or as work requirements indicate.
Responsibilities: 30% Process award revision requests from students. Verify student files as selected by DOE. The verification process consists of verifying income tax information, household size information, number in college and comparing this information to the student aid report and appropriate forms. If necessary, corrections are manually entered into the Banner system. In some cases it is necessary to contact the student to gather additional information to resolve discrepancies.
20% Assist the Director as needed with the state and federal grant programs (Pell, Texas, ACG, SMart, B-on-Time etc.) processing these examples include checking student eligibility, working on required reports and dataload cleanup and corrections.
20% Counsel students and parents in office on financial aid information relevant to the individual student situation and answer all questions. The number of students' served fluctuates depending on the time of year. Works the front counter and phones as needed during peak times, when office is short staffed and on additional occasions as determined by the director.
20% Oversee Financial Aid Counseling staff. Provide leadership, training and guidance. Implement performance reviews and assist with hiring and other personnel processes
5% Participate in on and off campus financial aid nights at high schools and other and community college campuses. Perform other duties as assigned.
5% Review adjustments requests from students regarding special circumstances and dependency changes.
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelorâ™s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Three years in financial aid, scholarships, student employment practices, student veterans services or related higher education enrollment management experience.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet applications. Knowledge of financial aid counseling, verification, rules and regulations. Oral and written communication skills. Customer Service skills. Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others. Ability to work individually or as a team. Ability to organize and make decisions. Ability to relate well with a diverse student population.
Internal Number: R-024686
About Tarleton State University
Tarleton State University, offering its own brand of personal attention, a unique history, and an exciting future, is founding member of The Texas A&M University System.
Founded as John Tarleton College in 1899, today's university offers cutting-edge academic facilities and world-class faculty with extensive real-world experience.
With its main campus in Stephenville, Tarleton offers centers in Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian, RELLIS-Bryan and a global campus for state-of-the-art online programs. Extending the reach of educational value, Tarleton has boosted its selection of online graduate and undergraduate programs through classes in these centers.
Students may select areas of study from six colleges: Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Business Administration, Education, Graduate Studies, Health Sciences and Human Services, Liberal and Fine Arts, and Science and Technology.
More than 60 bachelor's programs and 30 graduate degrees, featuring doctoral studies in educational leadership, have led more than 13,000 students from 45 states and more than 20 foreign countries to make Tarleton State their collective choice for a college education.
Tarleton's research cent...ers are daily searching for solutions to global problems. For instance, the Texas Institute for Applied Environmental Research conducts analyses to address environmental issues facing the state and nation, while the Southwest Regional Dairy Center, using an almost $1 million grant, is working on ways to turn animal waste into a viable energy source.
Tarleton's blueprints for a brighter-than-ever future include a new applied sciences building with engineering laboratory space on campus in Stephenville, a new academic building on the university's planned 80-acre Fort Worth campus near Chisolm Trail Parkway, and $24 million in upgrades and improvements to the institution's venerable Memorial Stadium.
Tarleton State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.