Job Description

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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.

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.

While this position is a Phoenix, AZ based role, we are in a remote status. There may be department meetings or training's that require in-person attendance (proper health and safety measures will be followed), in which advance notice will be provided.

Responsibilities:

  • 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.

Qualifications:

  • 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 willing to work over time when needed.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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