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Financial Aid Specialist


The position serves as the central point of contact for all student needs regarding financial aid. Responsibilities included: preparing financial aid packages based on specific program eligibility and total award amount; identifying awards available through various sources; combining funds to create a total financial aid award; preparing documentation to release or hold warrants; monitoring student records for Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) and other criteria to ensure obligations have been met and notifying students of continued eligibility or disqualification; advising students of appeal processes; monitoring student enrollment and recalculating awards when necessary; providing one-on-one counseling sessions with students; researching, verifying, analyzing, and assessing student financial histories, including defaulted loans and/or repayment obligations at other institutions; and, overseeing Title IV refunds and repayments, including U.S. Department of Education and National Student Loan Data Systems notifications.


Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent with a minimum of five (5) years’ experience in financial aid or related field. Foundation in financial aid knowledge including Federal regulations and compliance, awarding, and administering financial aid. Must be in good standing with Title IV loans in order to obtain access to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS). Excellent oral and written communications. Ability to be flexible, collaborative and to adjust in a rapidly changing environment. Strong project and time management skills to enable the accomplishment of many tasks on a concurrent basis. Must maintain a high level of confidentiality with all aspects of the job duties. Demonstrated ability to organize efficiently and meticulous attention to detail. Ability to work independently and to meet deadlines while working in a fast-paced environment. Proficiency in Windows operating environment, current Microsoft Office Suite products, and Google. Experience with CRM required (Salesforce a plus) along with knowledge of Jenzabar and PowerFAIDS, or comparable platforms, and the ability to learn and use technologically current applications.


Regular Full-Time/Exempt – Position will work remotely until further notice.


Day, evening, and weekend responsibilities, as required.


Director, Student Financial Services


August 5, 2021. Internal candidates must post for the position within ten (10) calendar days from the date posted.


Please submit a letter of interest with your salary expectations, as well as a current resume to: Human Resources Department, Peirce College, 1420 Pine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102; email to; or fax to: 215.670.9069. We strongly encourage materials be submitted via email due to the College’s remote working environment. We will contact only those candidates who best meet our requirements.

Peirce College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to ensuring equal opportunity in all employment decisions, policies, and practices. The College will not engage in or tolerate unlawful discrimination, harassment, or retaliation on account of a person’s age, sex, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran's status, military status, or membership in any other group protected under local, state, or federal law.

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