Director of Financial Aid

Financial Aid

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Job Qualifications

Job Functions

  • Administer the annual program for institutional financial aid distribution including merit-based and need-based scholarships and grants, short-term loans, and emergency aid
  • Maintain information pertaining to the student aid endowments and administer all endowed funds according to donor stipulations
  • Review and approve/deny financial aid appeals and exceptions
  • Provide counsel to current and prospective students regarding financial aid options
  • Maintain and update information on the Financial Aid webpages
  • Provide information on outside scholarship options for students through the financial aid website and institutional scholarship database
  • Process funding to student accounts including outside scholarships, institutional scholarships, private loans, VA Benefits, etc.
  • Work with the Bursar to reconcile all scholarship and loan funds in the 06 account
  • Maintain an ongoing relationship with Sallie Mae, Discover, and Kentucky Higher Education representatives
  • Oversee the certification and distribution of private loans and VA payments
  • Maintain contact with the VA and attend training sessions
  • Develop strategic goals for the office and facilitate the implementation of goals assigned by the Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management
  • Pursue continued education in area of financial aid in order to improve knowledge and implementation of best practice in the financial aid office, including attending NASFAA and Powerfaids conferences, reading NASFAA daily news, and communicating with financial aid directors at peer institutions
  • Oversee institutional reporting for the Financial Aid Office, including SACS accreditation in WEAVE, annual trustee report, IPEDS, report for state of TN, etc.
  • Supervise and provide feedback for the Financial Aid Counselor
  • Develop and maintain annual budget for cost centers

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