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LOCATION: Spartanburg Methodist College

JOB TITLE:  Assistant Director of Financial Aid


Post Date:  01/15/2019                                                                             


This Assistant Director is involved in all aspects of financial aid administration, including but not limited to counseling of students/families, need analysis, processing of applications, loan processing, verification and packaging. The Assistant Director must possess a working knowledge of financial aid regulations and industry practices, particularly regarding federal direct loan programs and the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education regulations. The position requires the ability to work both independently and as a member of the financial aid and enrollment teams. The Assistant Director is required to do the job well and with enthusiasm while working individually or as part of the enrollment team. A commitment to excellence is expected.


  • Provides financial aid counseling to prospective and enrolled students and their parents regarding program eligibility criteria, application procedures, aid programs, educational costs and assists with the completion of all financial aid paperwork.
  • Is responsible for awarding aid to students, in accordance with federal, state, and institutional guidelines.
  • Analyzes financial aid applications and performs federal verification.
  • Meets frequently with prospective students and families who are on campus for private visits.
  • Completes & submits semester reports to the SC Commission on Higher Education
  • Manages all outside private loan programs.
  • Completes and submits semester reports to the SC Tuition Grants Commission.
  • Coordinates and manages the annual SC Tuition Grants Letter Writing Campaign.
  • Represents the College at special events such as Open House, Orientation, large group tours, etc.
  • Participates in annual training and maintains memberships in professional organizations.
  • Assists the Director of Financial Aid with other projects as needed.


  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and efficiency in recordkeeping.
  • Ability to work well with individuals with diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish positive working relationships with members of the college community and members of the public.
  • Ability to work independently to perform assigned tasks.
  • Demonstrated public presentation skills.
  • Proficient skills with Microsoft Outlook, Office, Word, and PowerPoint; preferred experience with Department of Education software and sites such as EDExpress, COD, CPS online and NSLDS.
  • Willingness to work occasional evening hours and weekends as needed.

LOCATION: Tri-County Technical College

JOB TITLE:  Financial Aid Counselor


Post Date:  12/17/2018                                                                             

Tri-County Technical College invites applications for the position of Financial Aid Advisor. This position serves students at a multi-campus, progressive technical and community college located in the beautiful, upstate of South Carolina. With many surrounding cities (Charlotte, Atlanta, Columbia) within a two hour distance, this is the perfect place to call home.

We are searching for a passionate, dedicated person to serve as a Financial Aid Advisor at Tri-County Technical College. Functioning with general supervision by the Assistant Director of Financial Aid, the candidate must have knowledge, experience, and be able to interpret federal and state financial aid laws and regulations to make independent decisions to ensure compliance and support student needs.

The employee operates with high-level skills in communication, collaboration, data processing, and computer literacy. This position will leverage expertise in financial aid to ensure compliance with federal, state, college, and department policies and procedures and will provide excellent advising services to all students and parents. Ability to provide supportive and holistic advising for a wide range of student problems and concerns, to include both traditional financial aid as well as financial education/literacy.

Job Functions:

30% – Responsible for a substantial case load that provides life-cycle processing for their cohort of students. These processes require significant breadth and depth of financial aid knowledge related to packaging, verification, loans, SAP, professional judgments, State Aid, pell LEU, SULA, UEH, default or overpayment issues, student eligibility, and citizenship review.

30% – Counsel and assist students and parents in all aspects of student aid eligibility, application, renewal, and financial planning and assistance. Be an effective counselor by being a good listener and communicator. Educate students and parents on regulations, policies, procedures, and processes so that every student understands why we must do certain things and make certain decisions.

10% – Complete proactive student and academic division outreach. This includes everything from: supporting FAFSA completion, student outreach, high school nights, orientation, Leading EDGE, GradFest, and in class presentations, and being a partner with academic divisions, serving on student success teams, and regularly attending specified academic division meetings.

10% – Has ownership and expertise of current policy, impending policy changes, and running of bulk processes for one of the following (Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), Direct Loans or Verification and State Aid). This policy ownership requires the employee to stay abreast with current and pending regulatory changes. Bulk processes require annual updates and per term review of forms and Banner processes. Review, recommend, and be project manager for any necessary policy, procedure, and process improvements related to the administration of your assigned area.

10% – Financial Aid lead advisor in understanding both the regulations and available resources when working with and supporting entrance, exit and in-grace counseling. This position will manage and coordinate all entrance, exit and in-grace counseling outreach efforts. Ensure all counseling is completed in a timely manner and take the lead on any student events related to entrance, exit and in-grace efforts.

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LOCATION: Charleston School of Law- Charleston, SC

JOB TITLE:  Director of Financial Aid


Post Date:  12/04/2018                                                                             

The Charleston School of Law seeks resumes for a Director of Financial Aid.  This position is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Office of Financial Aid.  In addition, this position will provide accurate and current information to law students on topics such as student loans, the loan application process, scholarship opportunities, loan repayment, etc.  The Director of Financial Aid will be required to be current in knowledge about loan programs, loan options, federal and state loan requirements and specifications.  The Director will also ensure compliance with federal and state regulations and provide information and data for annual reports for the ABA and other related agencies and organizations.  In addition, the Director is the school’s certifying official for the Department of Veterans Affairs and will be familiar with and adhere to VA policies and regulations while managing veteran student information.  This position works as part of an Admission/Financial Aid team to help provide excellent financial aid services to students, applicants, and prospective students.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • ·         Bachelor’s degree is required;
  • ·         Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible work experience in financial aid at an institution of higher education;
  • ·         Working knowledge of graduate student aid delivery process, including federal and state statutes and regulations governing financial aid and VA Education Benefits;
  • ·         Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with a diverse student and institutional community;
  • ·         Excellent written, interpersonal communication, organizational, and analytical skills are essential;
  • ·         Budgeting experience and fiscal responsibility;
  • ·         Willingness to be part of a flexible work schedule that requires limited evening hours and occasional weekend duties;
  • ·         Proven customer service skills and enthusiasm for providing exceptional service to all;
  • ·         Ability to multi-task;
  • ·         Other responsibilities as assigned.

Please send resumes to:

Shera L. Silvis, PHR, SHRM-CP
Director of Human Resources
Charleston School of Law

By email to:

Or by mail to:  P.O. Box 535

Charleston, SC 29402

Attn: Shera Silvis

LOCATION: Anderson University - Anderson, SC

JOB TITLE:  Operations Specialist, Financial Services


Post Date:  11/26/2018                                                                                

Anderson University’s Financial Services invites applications for a full-time position as Operations Specialist. Anderson University is an innovative, entrepreneurial, premier comprehensive, liberal arts university affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention. The University seeks applicants with a strong Christian value system, lifestyle, and commitment to the integration of faith and learning.

Primary Purpose

The Operations Specialist will perform data collection and numerous support functions for the Office of Financial Services. The Specialist will assist with the everyday operations of the office ensuring top quality service to all students who seek assistance from the Office of Financial Services.

Essential Functions • Responsible for file processing and verification focusing on the adult and graduate population. Responsible for intake and follow-up with students and parents on items needed and/or incomplete. • Assists adult and graduate students with completion of the application and other required documents and promotes excellent customer service by assisting Enrollment Counselors, Journey Coaches and others with various needs. • Assists with import and conversion of electronic records, data integration and review of all import selection sets. • Assists with updating registered/confirmed hours and anticipated aid and disbursements from PowerFaids. • Assists with communication > letters, emails, documents and creation and output of tracking and award notices. • Assists with reconciliation, reporting to COD and the R2T4 process to ensure timely calculations and return of funds. • Assists with processing records for veteran enrollment certfication, attendance, academic changes and termination. • Assists with tuition exchange, employee waiver, study abroad and graduate waiver applications. • Other projects as assigned.

Essential Knowledge and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree or two years financial aid related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret government regulations and general business publications.
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations.
  • Ability to respond to inquiries or complaints from students and parents, regulatory agencies, and various members of the campus and business community.
  • Basic mathematical skills include: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Ability to perform these operations using units of American currency, weight measurement, volume and distance.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Understanding of financial aid regulations.
  • Ability to work on multiple software systems such as PowerFAIDS, Power Campus, Department of Education systems, and Microsoft Office Suite (especially Excel and Word).

To ensure full consideration, please send a letter of application, resume, contact information for three references and an Anderson University Staff Application found at to:

LOCATION: Newberry College - Newberry, SC

JOB TITLE:  Financial Aid Counselor - Scholarship Coordinator


Post Date:  11/02/2018                                                                                

Financial Aid Counselor/Scholarship Coordinator

Newberry College is looking for a high-energy, student-focused person to join its Financial Aid Department.  The right applicant understands the role Financial Aid plays in attracting and retaining students at a small, liberal arts college.  The new hire will be expected to handle questions and concerns from prospective and current students as well as their parents and families in a positive way. 

Specific job responsibilities:

Counsel students and families regarding aid eligibility, application procedures, aid programs, costs, indebtedness, financial planning and financial literacy.

Collect and/or analyze financial data for students to determining aid eligibility within federal, state and/or institutional guidelines.

Collect/evaluate documentation or information provided by the student and suggest appropriate aid or loan programs.

Answer questions, inquiries or requests from students, parent, or guardians in person or in writing regarding admission, enrollment, financial aid programs and eligibility.

Process and reconcile state scholarships and grants as well as Newberry College Endowed Scholarship program.

Jenzabar/PowerFaids software knowledge preferred

Job Requirements:

Strong communication and customer service skills

Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word & Excel) Required  - Access preferred

2+ years of Financial Aid Experience in a Higher Education Setting - preferred

Bachelor’s degree – preferred

Please forward resume and cover letter to

LOCATION: Medical University of South Carolina - Charleston, SC

JOB TITLE:  Student Services Program Coordinator II


Close Date:  11/09/2018                                                                                

Job Description Summary:

Under general supervision of the Associate Director of Student Financial Aid, work as a member of a professional team to process student financial aid applications and explain financial aid policies and processes to student, parents, and other University staff.  Responsible for general student financial aid duties, including but not limited to, counseling students through the financial aid application process, determining eligibility in accordance with State and Federal regulations, and electronic processing functions and other customer service duties. Reconcile Direct Lending loans and assist with FWS reconciliation.  Provides support to the Associate Director and Direct of Student Financial Aid as needed to meet the goals and objectives of the Office of Enrollment Management.  This position provides excellent internal and external customer service as related to the student financial aid process. Must be able to work between the hours of 8:00am and 4:30pm Monday through Friday. Occasional overnight travel and need to work early morning, evening and weekend hours as required throughout the year.  

Minimum Qualifications:

A bachelor’s degree and two years’ experience in student services programs. Have functional knowledge of computer-based information systems, document imaging systems, and data retrieval and reporting procedures. Must have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of University personnel. Will be expected to exercise considerable discretion, establish strong working relationships and be team oriented.

Preferred Qualifications:

A master’s degree and two years’ experience in student services programs.  Have a working knowledge using Ellucian Colleague system and Soft Doc imaging system.

Additional Knowledge, Skill and Ability Preferred:

Must be able to work effectively under pressure while establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships to effectively interact as a member of a team.  Must possess superior organizational and problem solving skills.  Must have the ability to work independently and manage priorities and timeliness in a deadline driven environment.  Student services experience required, with financial aid experience most preferred.  Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite with emphasis on Excel is being sought.  

Guidelines and Supervision:

This position reports directly to the Associate Director of Student Financial Aid.

Job Duties:

Provide students, parents, and other clients of the office, comprehensive counseling on student financial aid management (Title IV, Title VII, Title VIII, state and institutional programs), eligibility guidelines, policies, procedures.  Provides customers (students, co-workers and other constituents) with outstanding customer service experience at all times, while ensuring compliance with Institutional, State, and Federal financial aid guidelines.  Counsel students and parents regarding all aspects of student financial aid services operations, methods, and policies and procedures to ensure complete, accurate, and timely financing of student educational expenses.  Provides consumer information related to program responsibilities and present information to prospective students in person and at orientations/interviews sessions.

Responsible for all steps of the financial aid process (verification, awarding, loan origination, disbursement eligibility requirements, satisfactory academic progress (SAP), transfer monitoring, over awards, etc.) and process records according to federal, state, and established institutional parameters, policies, and procedures.  Possess working knowledge of Title IV, VII, VIII and State Programs to ensure compliance and audit requirements.  Responsible for every step of the financial aid process (performs need analysis, verification, determines awards, originates loans, reviews reports, etc.) to ensure accurate processing of files and timely release of funds.  Ability to identify issues, investigate possible reasons/solution, evaluate possible outcomes, and develop the most efficient and effective plan of action for each individual situation.  Evaluate and make independent decisions in relation to unusual cases and special requests.

Process records and perform specific functions related to Title IV, Title VII, and Title VIII programs to ensure smooth operations of the Office, timely disbursement and reconciliation of funds.

Responsible for reconciliation of Federal Direct Loans and assist with reconciliation of the Federal Work-Study Funds and Federal PELL Grant Program Funds.  Reconcile Direct Lending to ensure that amounts of disbursed funds match with the data posted on COD and the Bursar’s Office.  Resolve all discrepancies and rejected records.  Assist the processing team with the Pell reconciliation process and ensure that the awarded amounts are in compliance with federal regulations. Record and maintain up to date procedures in area of responsibility and expertise.

Assist with the additional FA functions such as but not limited to downloading ELM reports, running PCEX process, and FWS program.  Function as an integral part of the Office of Enrollment Management.  Develop familiarity and master cross functions within the student financial aid office to be able to handle all requests.

Participates in additional office activities such as graduation, orientation, special workshops, and backup front-desk coverage.

LOCATION: TriCounty Technical College - Pendleton, SC

JOB TITLE:  Financial Aid Advisor


DATE POSTED:                                                                                         

TriCounty Technical College is searching for a passionate, dedicated person to serve as a Financial Aid Advisor at Tri-County Technical College. Functioning with general supervision by the Assistant Director of Financial Aid, the candidate must have knowledge, experience, and be able to interpret federal and state financial aid laws and regulations to make independent decisions to ensure compliance and support student needs.

This position will leverage expertise in financial aid to ensure compliance with federal, state, college, and department policies and procedures and will provide excellent advising services to all students and parents. Ability to provide supportive and holistic advising for a wide range of student problems and concerns, to include both traditional financial aid as well as financial education/literacy.

Each advisor is responsible for a substantial case load that provides life-cycle processing for his/her cohort of students and requires the advisor to have a significant breadth and depth of financial aid knowledge related to packaging, verification, loans, SAP, professional judgments, State Aid, pell LEU, SULA, UEH, default or overpayment issues, student eligibility, and citizenship review. In addition to advising and processing, advisors will also own certain unique policies, processes, and/or student outreach efforts.

If you are interested in more information or to apply, please visit  

LOCATION: Piedmont Technical College - Greenwood, SC

JOB TITLE:  Financial Aid Technical Services Manager


DATE POSTED: 7/24/2018                                                                                        

Position Description

The Financial Aid Technical Services Manager is responsible for insuring all Banner Financial Aid, Document Imaging, Work Flow, Degree Works, and other technical support systems as they relate to Financial Aid are maintained and utilized at an optimal level for efficient and effective processing and awarding of financial aid for students.  The FA Technical Service  Manager will provide data, summary information, and analysis of key strategic indicators on a regular basis allowing the director to be proactive in making strategic decisions in leading and directing the financial aid programs of the college. 

Job Functions:

1.      Maintains the financial aid student information system. Maximizes the use of integrated software for office operations and service to students.   Compiles data on funds awarded, students served, and processing time required to issue awards from initial application to award. Works with Financial Aid staff to develop new reports. Requests and processes student aid reports.

2.      Establishes policies and procedures in conjunction with institutional management to maintain/update technology in financial aid programs. Assists financial aid staff with technical questions. 

3.      Processes electronic and paper communications. Performs research and analysis of financial data for supervisory review. Performs research and analysis of Title IV regulations to ensure compliance concerning federal, state and institutional aid. Queries database and provides internal control and compliance. Liaison for internal and external auditors, providing data and documentation of compliance.

4.      Assist with Federal and State Fund reconciliation, including the Federal Pell Grant and Student Loans.

5.      Demonstrate exceptional customer service at all times supporting the mission, vision and goals of the college in all actions and activities; must attend all college functions as required; initiate & apply LEAN principles and practices into daily activities in pursuit of continuous improvement.

6.      Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Financial Aid.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and 1 year of financial aid or related experience

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LOCATION: York Technical College - Rock Hill, SC

JOB TITLE:  Financial Aid Counselor/Student Services Program Coordinator II


DATE POSTED: 08/22/2018                                                          

Job Responsibilities:

Provides case management and comprehensive services to assigned case load of prospective and new students. Assists in processing awards for financial aid applicants through the College’s and Department of Education’s electronic processing systems; including processing applications and corrections, tracking and coding documents, completing the verification process, generating tracking letters and award notifications, awarding and packaging funds, and processing Return to Title IV calculations correctly as needed. Manage deregistration avoidance and confirm students in the funnel. 

2. Counsels and assists students and parents for assigned alphabet concerning opportunities, application processes, and eligibility for financial assistance programs. Within Federal, State and college guidelines, exercises professional judgment as needed to determine when special circumstances warrant a change in eligibility. Assists in staffing and providing quality customer service in the Enrollment Services reception area, including managing student traffic, utilizing the administrative software system to verify and document requirements, adjusting awards as appropriate, answering telephones/voicemail, and providing full customer service in a respectful and confidential manner. Assists with FAFSA filing as needed. 

3. Reconciles loan disbursements through the COD system and performs monthly reconciliations. Responsible for the reconciliation of all federal loans originated in COD on both a monthly and annual basis until the funding year is closed with a zero balance. This also includes the monitoring of disbursements to ensure accuracy and eligibility. Performs data entry on AIDE for Trade, ResCare, WIA vouchers, and outside sponsorships. Works cooperatively with Accounting and WIA to award accurately. 

4. Serves on College committees, workgroups, and events as requested by direct leadership. This could entail enrollment events or other college-wide events staffed by Enrollment Services.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in a relevant field or a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of two years of current student financial aid work experience. The equivalent combination of education and directly related work experience may be considered. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Extensive computer knowledge. Knowledge of regulations and guidelines governing financial assistance available to students on the federal, state, and local levels. Knowledge of basic counseling/guidance techniques. Possess tact, energy, flexibility and resourcefulness in dealing with a variety of situations and people. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, parents, faculty, staff and the general public both orally and in writing. Ability to work independently and effectively coordinate a variety of simultaneous activities. Ability to exercise independent judgment in determining the needs of students while maintaining confidentiality. Ability to work flexible hours, some weekends, and travel to the Tri-County Service Area, as needed. Occasional overnight travel may be required.

LOCATION: Central Carolina Technical College - Sumter, SC

JOB TITLE:  Financial Aid Counselor/Student Services Program Coordinator II


DATE POSTED: 08/22/2018                                                          

Job Responsibilities:

Under limited supervision of the Director of Financial Aid and Veterans' Affairs, performs all duties associated with the processing of student financial aid with exceptional customer service, maintaining professionalism at all times; manages all student loan programs and trains relevant staff members; counsels students and parents in all aspects of student financial aid application, eligibility, renewal, and long range planning; provides timely responses in requests for information or service providing complete and accurate information at all times; develops and presents workshops as needed for informing and empowering internal and external customer base; maintains exceptional knowledge of all pertinent student financial aid regulations to ensure compliance; serves as needed for the Outreach Campuses; participates in all trainings and cross-training; and other duties as assigned.  Some evening and weekend work may be required

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree and two (2) years’ experience in student services programs

Preferred Qualifications

Two (2) or more years of experience in either/both a college’s student aid or student financial services office, and/or knowledge of the Banner student information system



LOCATION: SC Commission on Higher Education - Columbia, SC

JOB TITLE:  Program Manager I


DATE POSTED: 08/17/2018                                                          

Job Responsibilities:

This position is located in the Student Affairs Division within the Commission on Higher Education. The incumbent with limited supervision, will be responsible for oversight and administration of the Palmetto Fellows Scholarship Program, S.C. Need based Grant Program, including Foster Care Youth and College Transition Need Scholarship Programs. Daily operations of incumbent will include management of intake application materials, compiling accurate information and data, understanding and interpreting statutes and regulations of all state scholarship/grant programs, verifying information/data to ensure compliance with state regulations, and provide accurate documentation, reports, and data. Incumbent must effectively communicate scholarship policies, procedures and regulations to Division Director, Executive Director, Commission Members, legislative staff and other constituents. Incumbent will work with agency staff, students, parents school administrators, public and independent colleges and universities regarding guidance about state scholarships and grants, financial aid, and college access. 

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree with relevant experience in student affairs, financial aid or other related field.: 

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree with work experience in Student Affairs, financial aid or fiscal affairs.


Must have high level proficiency in analyzing, tracking and organizing information (i.e, Excel) Must have a valid SC Driver's license. Overnight travel required. Must have ability to manage daily communications (telephone calls, emails and correspondence with public, Commission, and others).  Applicants indicating college credit or degree(s) on the application will be required to bring a copy of college transcript to the interview.  A copy of the transcript may also be uploaded as an attachment to the application, if required by the hiring department or if desired by the applicant.  Please note that some areas  of the Department may require an official, certified copy of the transcript prior to hiring or within a specific timeframe required by that area, after hiring.  Failure to produce an official, certified transcript may result in not being hired or termination.

The Commission on Higher Education is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all applicants and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including, but not limited, to lactation), national origin, age (40 and older) disability or genetic information.

Supplemental questions are considered part of your official application.  Any misrepresentation will result in your disqualification from employment.  Please complete the state application to include all current and previous work history and education.  A resume will not be accepted nor reviewed to determine if an applicant has met the qualifications for the position.

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