Financial Aid Officer

  • Location: LaSalle College Vancouver | Renfrew
  • Job Code: 1320
  • Number of jobs available: 1
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Financial Aid Officer

PositionSummary:

Develop, negotiate and finalize student financial plans consistent with financial planning policies and procedures and with Federal/Provincial regulations for awarding aid. Work closely with new, continuing and re-entry students and their families to ensure the plan and re-plan continue to best meet the families’ needs. Counsel students on all acceptances and other matters related directly to the Student Financial plan.

Key Job Elements:

  • Work cohesively with ADA’s or Admissions Coordinator in order to facilitate outstanding service to prospective students and their parents.
  • Maintain 100% planning load. Create Plans and explain the Plan and the student’s/parent’s rights and responsibilities for each aid source. Negotiate payment plans.  Able to develop Student Financial Plans in concert with Institute procedures and knowledge of Federal/Provincial regulations.
  • Assist students/parents with the completion of Student Loan Applications. Assign the appropriate budget to a student and package the student (award their aid) as well as ensure that aid is paid to students’ accounts in a timely manner.
  • Responsible for complete and accurate files and paperwork, certify loan applications, and complete related documentation.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in timely collections:
  • For summer term 80% aid paid consistently by end of 5th week of term and 90% by end of 8th week of term.
  • For all other terms: 90% aid paid consistently by end of 5th week of term and 98% by end of 8th week of term.
  • Maintain consistently clean files shown through Training Assessments for Compliance with Federal/Provincial regulations, school policies and procedures. 
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Reports To:

Director of Admissions

Interacts With:

Other members of the Student Financial Services team as well as the Admissions department and the Registrar's office.

Job Requirements (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):

Knowledge :

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field required.
  • Previous experience working with and technical knowledge of student financial aid programs.
  • Knowledge of Federal/Provincial loan packages.

Skills :

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with both faculty and student populations.
  • Superior organizational and problem resolution skills.
  • Strong basic computer software (MS Office) skills as well as exposure to more concentrated financial aid/EDE software programs such as Banner.

Abilities :

  • Ability to read, comprehend, and comply with Federal/Provincial laws, regulations, and policies pertaining to  the provision of student financial aid.
  • Ability to interact effectively as a member of a team and work collaboratively with other departments.
  • Ability to listen to customers (e.g. students, staff, etc.) and to understand and respond positively to their  requests
  • Ability to work without close supervision and to set one’s own priorities and work schedule.

Application Guidelines:

Candidates should submit a Word or PDF compatible resume and cover letter which includes his/her salary expectations by no later than July 31, 2017.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all candidates in advance for his/her interest only those candidates who meet the specific job requirements will be contacted.

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