The Financial Aid Officer in this position will manage the student employment program at Saint Paul College. The person in this position will process verification paperwork and make corrections to student ISIRs. The person in this position will assist the Financial Aid Director in administering federal and state financial aid programs including advising students on financial aid programs, application processing, and packaging and awarding of financial aid eligibility. This position will also correspond with various government agencies and perform other duties as assigned. All employees of Saint Paul College are responsible for promoting a culture that supports diversity and inclusion in all forms as well as providing excellent customer service continuously to all internal and external contacts.
Minimum Qualifications (expected to have to enter job)
At least one year of prior experience working in a financial aid office;
Thorough knowledge of Minnesota and Federal financial aid regulations and guidelines;
Knowledge of and the ability to use the Federal Student Aid's relations databases and applications;
Knowledge of and ability to follow FERPA regulations;
Ability to identify problems and resolve FAFSA data discrepancies;
Effective written and verbal communication skills sufficient to participate in discussions and communicate technical information to both technical and non-technical personnel.
Ability to work independently and as a team member;
Demonstrated inter-cultural competency.
Preferred Qualifications (desired but not expected to have to enter job)
Three or more years of prior work experience working in a financial aid office;
Previous ISRS experience.
Knowledge of the Minnesota State System and college policies, as well as state and federal laws and regulations.
Working knowledge of current student information system (Integrated Student Records System), ImageNow, Minnesota State System related Web Communications and Degree Audit Report Systems (DARS).
Internal Number: 1552
About Saint Paul College
Saint Paul College was recently ranked the #1 community college in the nation by Washington Monthly magazine, for student engagement in active and collaborative learning, student-faculty interaction, and support for learning. The college offers 39 associate degree programs, including the Associate in Arts degree, 60 career certificate and diploma programs. For over 100 years, Saint Paul College has been helping students succeed in high-demand careers.