Primary responsibilities include providing accurate and effective counseling regarding financial aid eligibility and assistance programs; assisting students and their families in completing the financial aid process; acting as point person for all federal and private student loan processing and assisting in the administration of financial aid programs as assigned by the Director.
Provide financial aid counseling to students and parents regarding all aspects of financial aid process. Make necessary referrals to other student service offices
Provide and promote excellent customer service to students and parents regarding all financial matters
Manage all aspects of Federal and Private Student Loan processing
Assist with technical review of all financial aid applications and preparation of student files
Assist with federal verification and resolution of conflicting information
Perform detailed review of federal tax documentation including, tax returns, transcripts, business returns, W-2’s, etc. Assist in requesting additional documentation when necessary
Assist with professional judgment process on income changes during appeal process
Assist in the administration of federal, state, institutional, and outside aid programs including utilization of federal websites.
Interact with appropriate third party entities in order to facilitate the student eligibility process
Assist in ensuring regulatory compliance in all areas of financial aid, including federal, state, and college policies and guidelines
Assist with reconciliation of Federal Pell Grant and Federal Loan funds
Review of ISIR data and resolve any conflicting information
Assist with transmission of financial aid files to federal government
Participate in regular training and professional organizations to keep abreast of new information and program changes to be implemented
Perform other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s degree required
Knowledge of student financial aid preferred
Familiarity with Powerfaids preferred
Excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills
Time management; ability to cope with multiple interruptions and work under pressure of deadlines; attention to detail
Self-motivated with high degree of organizational skill
Excellent office skills including Microsoft Office Suite
Willingness to learn new skills
About Sarah Lawrence College
Sarah Lawrence College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has as one of its goals the recruitment and retention of a racially and culturally diverse administration, staff and faculty. To that end, every job opening is seen as an opportunity to increase diversity and every effort will be made to expand the applicant pool in accordance with these goals.
Sarah Lawrence College is located in southern Westchester County, 25 minutes by train from midtown Manhattan, NYC. For information on Sarah Lawrence College, our curriculum, teaching methods, and philosophy of education, please see our web site at https://www.sarahlawrence.edu/.