Job Description

Grand Canyon Education, formerly part of Grand Canyon University, became its own entity in July 2018 after the HLC approved GCU’s application to become a nonprofit institution. GCE will work in close partnership with GCU. Moreover, many positions with GCE are located on GCU’s main campus.

Grand Canyon Education’s Office of Financial Aid is currently seeking Financial Aid Specialists.  The Financial Aid Specialist works with the Enrollment staff to evaluate and determine new or continuing students’ eligibility for and amount of financial aid awards according to federal regulations and guidelines, which includes fee waivers, scholarships, loans, grants and work-study employment. Financial Aid Specialists work through the Enrollment staff to disseminate information to students.


  • 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.
  • Maintains confidentiality of students’ and/or parents/guardians’ personal, private and financial information.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, high volume environment meeting quality and quantity requirements within timelines.


  • 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.
  • May consider an equivalent combination of education, training and relevant work experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved. 
  • Accurate, thorough and very detail oriented.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, high volume environment meeting quality and quantity requirements within timelines.
  • Must be willing to work over time when needed.
  • Must be able to pass pre-employment background investigations.
  • Provide a positive example to students by supporting the University’s Doctrinal Statement, Ethical Position Statement and Mission of Grand Canyon University.

At Grand Canyon Education, it is our privilege to serve students and those who support academic advancement. We lead educational transformation by developing superior ways to help schools grow and prosper. We provide transparent programs, intuitive online learning technologies and well-established academic models that promote student success and institutional growth.

Employment is contingent upon the satisfactory outcome (as determined by the university) of pre-employment screening activities, including a background check.

Only candidates who submit a resume and complete the full application will be considered - anyone without a resume will be declined automatically. For assistance with your job application please use our External Candidate Job Application Guide.

All staff candidates will be asked to review GCE’s staff expectations as part of the application process.

Our partner in education, Grand Canyon University, is Arizona’s premier private Christian university. GCU serves traditional and online students by offering quality academic degree programs, experienced leadership and transformative learning experiences both on our growing campus and digitally.

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Posted 15 Days Ago

Full time


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