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Financial Aid Advisor (Chicago Metro)

Financial Aid Advisor (Chicago Metro)

locationIllinois, USA
PublishedPublished: 12/8/2023
Full Time

Job Description:

The Financial Aid Advisor is responsible for advising and assisting students with all aspects of financing their education including establishing financial aid eligibility, clarifying policies, and providing accurate information on all financing options.

Candidate must reside in the Chicago metro area. Role is primarily remote but will require onsite support as needed. Approximately 2 days per month.

Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to:                            

  • Serves as the primary contact for students with financial aid related questions and needs
  • Counsels incoming and current students on financial aid resources
  • Collects information to verify financial aid eligibility
  • Packages financial aid for new and continuing students
  • Tracks received financial documents in student information system
  • Processes and distributes financial aid awards letters
  • Presents financial aid information on Admission and Interview days
  • Coordinates and presents information events on financial aid and money management
  • Stays up to date on financial aid information by attending Financial Aid workshops
  • Works closely with TCS Education System Financial Aid Director and staff members
  • Other duties as assigned

Position Requirements:

  • Knowledge of Title IV, Direct Loans program, and other financial aid regulations
  • Familiarity with Campus Vue
  • Strong communication, customer service and problem solving skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Ability to work independently and without close supervision
  • Technical skills sufficient to use relevant software and websites
  • Desire to learn
  • Strong teamwork skills
  • Ability to work with diverse populations
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as necessary

Position Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferred but not mandatory
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as necessary
  • 1-2 years of experience in Financial Aid or related Student Services area

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to perform sedentary work
  • Ability to operate office equipment including computer, printers, and phone

Compensation & Benefits

This opportunity is budgeted at $26.67-28.21 base compensation. Additional compensation factors may impact total compensation. To learn more about our competitive benefits and additional rewards, including generous paid time-off, medical and dental insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, retirement plan with employer contribution, multiple flexible spending accounts, tuition reimbursement, click the link below.

https://www.tcsedsystem.edu/careers/

TCS Education System is an Equal Opportunity Employer.