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Financial Aid Specialist

Apply now Department: 3670003540 Student Financial Assistance
Job no: 508485
Work type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Regular)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Office / Clerical, Student Affairs / Services
Pay Grade: 07A

About This Role:

This position serves, on a day-to-day basis, as the primary contact for current as well as prospective students availing themselves of educational benefits made available by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) while attending Kansas State University.

The position serves as a VA benefit certifying official responsible for processing and reporting VA benefits received. In addition, the position also monitors the receipt of non-VA, university-wide sponsorships, and waivers. Robust accounting and/or analytical skills represent critical attributes for this position. Familiarity with applying complex regulations to daily processes is essential. The position requires the utilization of K-State’s Student Information System, KSIS, as well as reports in reviewing, documenting, authorizing, and reconciling VA benefits, sponsorships, and waivers. Kansas State University takes great pride in providing first-rate service to military-affiliated students. Consequently, the successful candidate for this position should possess a strong track record of providing customer service that is accurate, timely, and empathetic in a fast-paced environment.

Why Join Us:

The staff members in the Office of Student Financial Assistance serve students and their families now and throughout their time at Kansas State University.

This position is benefits eligible: health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, tuition assistance program, paid time off- vacation, sick and holidays.

To learn more visit: https://k-state.edu/hcs/benefits

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion.  The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others.  The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Requirements:

  • High school diploma
  • Three to five years of relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience and/or familiarity with administering Veterans Affairs (VA) Educational Benefits highly preferred.
  • Experience in conducting informal advising/counseling sessions.
  • Employment of 2-3 years within an administrative office at a post-secondary institution of higher education.
  • Employment of 1-2 years within an Office of Student Financial Assistance.

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.
  • Must be certified on Veterans Administration Memorandum of Understanding once employed
  •  Incumbent must be eligible to be registered as an administrative user of all federal student aid systems made available to aid administrators such as the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS), Common Origination and Disbursement System (COD), FAA Access to CPS, etc. Due to federal access standards to these systems, the incumbent must be personally in good standing in regard to any federal student loan repayment obligations and must not owe a repayment on a federal grant
  • Valid Driver’s License, upon employment

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume
  3. Three professional references with contact information

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until filled.

Anticipated Hiring Pay Rate:

$16.31 - $20.79 per hour

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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