Job Description

Come Grow with Us

Grand Canyon Education (GCE) is a rapidly growing educational service company that has long been an industry leader in providing educational, operational and technological support services to the post-secondary education sector. Formerly part of Grand Canyon University (GCU), GCE still works closely with GCU to benefit thousands of students, families and the local inner-city community. We put people first, drive innovation, and do good in the community that we live and work in.

What you will do:

  • Reviews and verifies information on undergraduate student applications for completeness, accuracy and eligibility for financial aid.

  • Audits required financial aid documents including Master Promissory notes, Entrance Counseling, etc. to confirm compliance with local, state and federal regulations and policies.

  • Accurately inputs data, information, changes, corrections and new awards into database(s).

  • Reviews/evaluates student appeals of financial aid award determinations and intercedes for students with participating departments.

  • Processes disbursements for financial aid funds accurately and efficiently.

  • Maintains current knowledge of state grants and scholarships, federal programs, veterans’ programs, scholarships and federal, state and University regulations related to financial aid.

  • Participates in ongoing trainings to develop and maintain multiple skill sets.

  • Maintains confidentiality of students’ and/or parents/guardians’ personal, private and financial information.

  • Will need to be able to understand all loan types for movement to different classification.

  • May perform one or more of the following duties:  reviewing accuracy of documents, determining eligibility and packaging federal funds, calculating funds earned and return of funds, and/or reconciliation of large accounts.

What you will have:

  • Ability to work collaboratively and professionally within a team environment, and to work independently when necessary; establishes and maintains effective working relationships.

  • Accurate, thorough and very detail oriented.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, high volume environment meeting quality and quantity requirements within timelines.

  • Proficient with computer software and systems including MS Office Suite and willingness to perform data input.

  • Must become familiar with University, state and federal financial aid regulations and procedures.

  • Sound judgment and critical thinking skills.

  • Must be able to respond to supervision, guidance and direction in a positive, receptive manner.

  • Previous knowledge of financial aid policies and procedures is helpful.

  • Good organizational ability and strategy.

  • Ability to deal professionally and appropriately with diverse populations.

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution is preferred.

  • One year related work experience.

  • Work experience with CampusVue or other financial aid software systems/database(s) is preferred.

  • Must be able to pass pre-employment background investigations.

  • Cannot be delinquent or in default on a federal student loan as verified in your credit report.  If in a rehabilitation program, your credit report must reflect that you are current, not delinquent, on your payments.

Why work at GCE:

  • Exceptional workplace benefits include medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, a 401K savings plan

  • Generous time off plan and 11 paid holidays

  • Paid time off to volunteer in the community or at GCU sponsored events

  • We also offer full-time employees, their spouses and dependent children an Education Tuition Discount Program

Application Instructions

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