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Financial Aid Specialist


  • Prepares financial aid packages based on specific program eligibility and total award amount; reviews and verifies initial and ongoing student eligibility to receive various program funds; identifies awards available through various sources; combines funds to create a total financial aid award; prepares documentation to release or hold warrants.
  • Monitors student records for Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) and other criteria to ensure that financial aid obligations have been met and determines whether additional financial aid disbursements can be released; notifies students of continued eligibility or disqualification; advises students of appeal processes.
  • Monitors student enrollment, recalculating awards when necessary, and has one-on-one counseling sessions with students.
  • Attends meetings and participates on committees and task forces as assigned.
  • Researches, verifies, analyzes, and assesses student financial histories, including defaulted loans and/or repayment obligations at other institutions.
  • Oversees Title IV refunds and repayments, including U.S. Department of Education and National Student Loan Data Systems notifications.


  • Associate degree in relevant field or equivalent.
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in a financial aid setting 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).
  • Tactful and diplomatic in handling difficult communications and conversations with internal and external clients.
  • Proficiency in Windows operating environment, current Microsoft Office Suite products, and Google.
  • Experience with Customer Relationship Management software (CRM) preferred, i.e. Salesforce, along with knowledge of a Student Information System (SIS), i.e. Jenzabar, and PowerFAIDS or comparable platform is preferred.


  • Liaise with internal staff and manage projects as well as work independently in order to meet deadlines.
  • Explain policies and procedures to students and colleagues to foster compliance.
  • Work effectively with a wide range on constituencies in a diverse community;
  • Analyze and solve problems within the constraints of College policies and procedures;
  • Listen carefully, to interpret accurately, and to respond to a high volume of requests;
  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality with all aspects of the job duties;


Regular Full-Time/Exempt – Position can be performed completely remote. Candidates local to the surrounding Philadelphia area are optimal due to necessary job functions as role may have expectations of onsite/event attendance, as needed.

Full vaccination against COVID-19 is required as employees they cannot enter our facilities, attend meetings or events, on behalf of Peirce, without it. 


Day, evening, and weekend responsibilities, as required.


Director, Student Financial Services


August 8, 2022.  Internal candidates must post for the position within ten (10) calendar days from the date posted.  


Please submit a letter of interest with salary expectations, as well as a current resume to the Human Resources Department at or fax to 215.670.9217. We strongly encourage materials be submitted via email due to the College’s current remote work 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 does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors.

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