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College/University: Coker University
Job Title: Director of Financial Aid
Closing Date: Open until Filled
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Job Summary

Under the general supervision of the Vice President of Student Services, the Director of Financial Aid has responsibility for creating a student-focused experience within the Office of Financial Aid

This individual must be a leader in contributing to student satisfaction through the delivery of excellent customer service in all aspects of the administration of financial aid and student employment (e.g. work-study) services. Knowledge and understanding or the ability to learn applicable federal and state regulations and regulations regarding administering financial aid for an NCAA Division II program are required. The Director will have an unwavering dedication to compliance and financial aid stewardship. This position requires teamwork, supervision, and

personal interaction that cannot be had in a home office, therefore, regular and predictable on- site attendance is a job requirement. This position may require flexible work hours on occasion.

Essential Job Functions

● Create a collaborative approach to the use of financial resources in support of students and student-athletes and ensure timely and effective awarding of all types of student aid.

● Encourage teamwork and creative problem solving within and outside of the department to offer financial aid strategies within the framework of federal and state regulations that are consistent with the enrollment management objectives of the University and by administering financial aid, scholarships, and student employment programs that support the student recruitment and retention plan.

● Ensure professional and team development around the financial aid experience and the Office’s role in student accounts.

● Ensure that students and parents are well informed about the availability of financial aid including written materials, personal outreach, and workshops. Proactively educate student borrowers on matters related to financial aid including how to manage their debt and repay any loans.

● Manage and supervise all financial aid processes for awarding student loans, grants, and scholarship packages.

● Develop and monitor the Financial Aid Office budget including departmental operating expenses.

● Timely development of the student cost of attendance (individual student budgets) including tuition, books, fees, room and board, and any additional athletic or department fees.

● Manage all aspects of the financial aid office’s operations, including:

○ Loan awarding, processing, and reconciliation

○ Entrance and exit counseling

○ Return to Title IV

○ Satisfactory academic progress

○ Work-study aid

○ Student accrual hours

○ Federal and state expenditures.

● Interpret and apply federal laws and regulations; college policies and regulations; and state regulations relating to the delivery of student financial assistance. Monitor and incorporate regulatory changes, evaluate the impact on the University of such changes, communicate the impact to relevant departments and individuals, and coordinate the University’s response to ensure compliance. Oversee all administrative functions of the Financial Aid Office by supervising and evaluating all full-time and part-time employees.

● Adhere to National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and South Atlantic Conference (SAC) rules regarding the awarding of financial aid.

● Ensure the institution has exemption-free financial aid audits and program reviews by keeping abreast of and implementing all federal and state laws and regulations that pertain to the programs administered by the financial aid office, including calculating refunds and repayments for all students in a timely manner.

● Maintain the institution’s financial aid data to ensure timely and accurate submission of required federal, state and local reports.

● Utilize and maintain the current financial aid module in the University’s student information system, and ensure that it is used effectively and that processes are developed which are technologically up-to-date and user/student friendly.

● Improve student and colleague satisfaction through delivery of excellent customer service.

● Ensure timely and effective awarding of all types of student aid.

● Work alongside other members of the Student Services division to ensure an environment of excellence and integrity in decision-making and actions.

Minimum Education, Skills, and Abilities

● A minimum of seven years of relevant experience and a Bachelor’s degree.

● Knowledge of federal and institutional financial aid programs

● Ability to deal effectively with a diverse student body

● Experience with need analysis, counseling, and packaging aid

● Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills

● Ability to support and implement Coker’s Standards of Service

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

University Standard Service and Excellence Expectations Coker’s standards of service and excellence to the campus and community is an institutional priority for the university. We pride ourselves in our customer service, communication, and availability to our stakeholders and employees through efficient response times, detailed information, and professionalism.

College/University: Horry-Georgetown Technical College
Job Title: Director of Financial Aid and Veteran Affairs
Closing Date: Not specified
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Classification/Class Code: Director Financial Aid /AD87
Position/Slot Number: 085159 /0001
Pay Grade: 07 ($50,833 Min - $72,440 Mid)
Department: Financial Aid
Posting Date: April 28, 2022
Link to apply:

At Horry-Georgetown Technical College, we are innovators that cultivate students to deliver the future. We do this through utilizing cutting-edge technology and providing state-of-the-art training in such demanding job markets as Cisco networking, natural resources management, engineering, culinary arts, and many health-related fields. Now is your chance to join our talented community and become a member of one of the most progressive community colleges in South Carolina! Known for our innovative technologies, interactive classroom settings, offering more than 80 programs, we are cultivating the next generation of nurses, engineers, machinists, culinary artists, or students bridging their education to a 4-year university. As an integral part of our team, you play a role for this institution to deliver high quality instruction for over 7,000 curriculum students. We seek candidates to contribute to our commitment to engagement and inclusion of culturally diverse audiences in education.


The Financial Aid Department at Horry-Georgetown Technical College seeks applicants for a Director of Financial Aid and Veteran Affairs. The Director will be responsible for providing strategic leadership, direction, and guidance as it relates to all student financial assistance programs and practices. This individual will report to the Assistant Vice President Controller and will be responsible for the following duties (this list is not intended to be exhaustive):

  • Trouble-shoot problems, anticipate risks, and make projections about the administration of new and existing programs.
  • Assist in managing the college’s risk profile as it relates to student financial assistance.
  • Collaborate with Student Affairs and Student Financial Services for continuous improvement of the quality of services to students.
  • Ensure required system upgrades are developed and maintained.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree and five (5) years financial aid or related experience.

Preferred Qualifications  

  • Eight (8) years of experience in a college financial aid office, at least three years at the program manager, Assistant Director, or Director level is preferred  
  • Experience working in a two-year college environment.
  • The ability to understand complex student information systems and to use those systems effectively in management and a strategic capacity is required; experience with Ellucian Banner is strongly preferred.
  • Experience with supervision of staff and in-depth experience managing back-end setup preferred.
  • Ability to supervise and manage.
  • High level of analytical skills

Who We Are

Horry-Georgetown Technical College is a dynamic and progressive multi-campus comprehensive community/technical college serving Horry and Georgetown counties in the northeast region of South Carolina, with campuses in Conway, Georgetown, and Myrtle Beach. The three campuses are located near the center of South Carolina’s “Grand Strand,” a 60-mile coastline extending between the North Carolina boarder and historic Georgetown, South Carolina. Equal Opportunity Employer Horry-Georgetown Technical College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Horry Georgetown Technical College complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Horry-Georgetown Technical College expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.

For more information in regard to our policies, procedures, Affirmative Action, and Non-Discrimination Statement; please visit our website at

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College/University: Columbia College (Columbia, SC)
Job Title: Senior Director of Financial Aid
Closing Date: Not specified
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General Description

The Senior Director of Financial Aid provides leadership and has oversight of all day to day functions of the financial aid office; assists Columbia College in proactively and successfully addressing the financial aid needs of a diverse student body; and facilitates the efficiency and effectiveness of financial aid services to students. Responsible for managing and overseeing Compliance policies and procedures, to ensure achievement of specific objectives jointly established within Columbia College. Position requires evaluating, approving and awarding financial aid to students in accordance with all laws and regulations. Conducting workshops and presentations to interested parties on financial aid policy and procedures. Coordinating and providing an operational resource to department staff. Managing the collection and reporting of financial aid data.

Essential Job Functions

  • Planning and implementing effective financial aid strategies to attract and retain undergraduate students.
  • Successfully administering financial aid and other student services programs, including an effective and informative communication flow to prospective financially-assisted students.
  • Innovation in leveraging technology to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of financial aid processes and other student services operations.
  • The support of financial wellness for our students, including effective debt management strategies and counseling.
  • Provide leadership and direct supervision for the Director of Financial Aid and ensure that all financial aid processes and services implement best practices and are delivered in a timely manner with the highest level of customer service to support new student recruitment and overall retention efforts in addition to complying with all federal and state laws. This includes ensuring that appropriate processes, policies and initiatives are in place so that all new and returning students have completed the financial aid application process, submitted all required information, and have received and understand their financial aid award prior to attending classes at the beginning of each semester.
  • Collaborate with the Controller and the Director of Financial Aid to develop an annual plan for awarding institutional aid to support the achievement of new student recruitment goals within assigned financial parameters including the development of regular reports to track periodic progress towards the achievement of target discount rate levels.
  • Serve as a key resource in response to state/programmatic accreditation reports and a technical expert for program submissions of state reports.
  • Identifying and implementing strategies to prevent excessive financial aid liabilities including: (i) the development and coordination of programming and advising tools related to financial aid and financing options, (ii) participation in Open House, admissions, and orientation sessions, (iii) providing entrance and exit counseling and financial management workshops; and (iv) developing and overseeing the implementation of a Financial Literacy Initiative to better equip students and families to make sound, informed decisions on the implications of loan debt, payment plans, and financing their Education.
  • Overseeing internal and external communication systems, mechanisms, and literature used to inform students and families about financial aid policies and procedures.
  • Implementing and assessing strategies that specifically address the unique economic needs of students.
  • Ensuring regulatory and procedural compliance for Federal (Title IV and ultimately, Title VII), for Columbia College; as well as reporting data to internal and external parties including the Department of Education.
  • Completing all survey instruments in coordination with the Office of Student Affairs and the Registrar, and any additional internal requests, as well as all surveys and information requests by all governing and accrediting bodies.
  • Analyzing and evaluating financial viability of students and families; providing advice and counsel regarding available financial aid opportunities, eligibility requirements, and the application process; and reviewing and assessing the eligibility of applications for financial aid in concert with professional judgment to determine whether adjustments should be made.
  • Reviewing for accuracy and providing signature approval/disapproval of loan applications, promissory notes, and other financial documents.
  • Overseeing the development and maintenance of the: financial aid application process; annual cost of attendance budget; financial aid communications; and creation and presentation of educational materials related to financial aid.
  • Selecting, supervising, and evaluating financial aid staff, including the Director of Financial Aid and Financial Aid Coordinators. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance: rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints, and resolving problems.
  • Collaborating with the Office of Admissions and the Office of Student Affairs, associate and assistant deans, supervisors, and representatives throughout Columbia College in supporting the delivery of student support services in an efficient manner.
  • Utilizing a data-driven and participatory approach to decision-making that supports continual service and program improvement.
  • Promoting and initiating research projects designed to increase and enhance student success.
  • Representing Columbia College at various district and statewide meetings, workshops, and conferences.
  • Working flexible hours, including evenings and weekend, when necessary.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.


Knowledge, Education and Skills Required:

  • Masters degree.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in Financial Aid.
  • Minimum of 2 years of leadership experience in Financial Aid or Admissions, including the supervision of full-time staff.
  • Experience with Student Information Systems.
  • Knowledge of recruitment principles, policies and procedures, as well as of marketing, communications and public relations.
  • Proficient knowledge and understanding of Title IV programs and regulations.

College/University: University of South Carolina Union (Union, SC)
Job Title: Assistant Director of Financial Aid
Closing Date: Open until filled - desired start date 6/1/2022
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Assistant Director of Financial Aid

Position Description:

  • Coordinate and successfully implement Federal College Work-Study Program from start to finish which typically involves:
    1.       Determining positions needed across campus and community.
    2.       Advertising positions.
    3.       Assisting supervisors and students with work-study awards and the interview paperwork.
    4.       When a student is hired, complete paper/computer work between campus and Columbia.
    5.       Complete all hiring paperwork, including E-Verify.
    6.       Instruct supervisor/student on timesheet procedure.
    7.       Monitor FWS budgets.
    8.       Manage Off Campus FWS timesheets.
  • Assist with alphabetical portion of student records and processing.
  • Prepare and work BANNER, COGNOS and Data Warehouse Reports as they are generated.
  • Be responsible for initial certification and periodical enrollment status checks.
  • Report status changes to VA.
  • Make required forms available to eligible students.
  • Advise and counsel students/families regarding financial aid opportunities.
  • Help students/families with the completion of the FAFSA Form and other related Financial Aid forms.
  • Prepare & coordinate bulk mailings from the Financial Aid Office.
  • Attend Financial Aid Training and Workshops in South Carolina when applicable and funding is available.
  • Perform other duties as required in a small campus setting which may involve working evenings or weekends.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree and 1 year financial aid or related experience, or equivalent education and experience.


Computer Skills required. Ability to work with others. Ability to perform detailed and complex routines with electronic information systems. Ability to work independently and to demonstrate initiative. Excellent people and communication skills are essential.

For more information, and to apply, please visit

College/University: Central Carolina Technical College (Sumter, SC)
Job Title: Financial Aid Counselor
Closing Date: Open until filled
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Position Description:
Under the limited supervision of the Director of Financial Aid, performs all duties associated with the processing of student financial aid, and oversees the Direct Loan Program. Manages all student loan programs and trains relevant staff members.  Monitors Direct Loan reconciliation regularly to ensure student eligibility and regulatory compliance.  Ensures Entrance and exit counseling notification is completed and results are tracked to ensure compliance.  Works closely with Loan Default Servicer in an effort to reduce loan default cohort and reports effectiveness to relevant college staff. Provides timely responses and exceptional customer service to 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. Works with the Financial Aid and other CCTC Student Services Staff to ensure compliance for events and processing on campus. Serves as needed for Outreach Campuses in cooperation with the Financial Aid Outreach Counselor and the Office of Student Engagement in providing financial aid counseling and processing.  Also serves as back up for Title IV overpayments and Transfer Monitoring. Serves on College committees.  Performs other duties as assigned.

Master's Degree in a related field; or a Bachelor's degree plus two (2) years of experience in student services programs.


Apply online at or visit  You can also apply in person between 8am-4pm, Mon-Fri at the Human Resources Office, Central Carolina Technical College, 506 N. Guignard Drive, Sumter, SC 29150 or fax a SC State application to 803-778-7878. NOTE: Do not call to confirm receipt of your application unless you have not received acknowledgement after one week. CCTC is an EOE/AA employer.

College/University: University of South Carolina Upstate (Spartanburg, SC)
Job Title: Financial Aid Loan Counselor
Closing Date: Not Specified -- Desired Start Date 5/1/2022
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Financial Aid Loan Counselor
University of South Carolina Upstate
Spartanburg, SC

Responsible for the daily operation of all Federal Direct Loans (Stafford, Plus and Perkins) the SC Teacher Loan Programs, and private loan programs on all lender platforms to include the ELM site. Performs FA counseling to prospects, parents, students, faculty, and staff. Performs file review, required follow-up and verification of data as required by the Department of Education. Responsible for the oversight of summer school processing and awarding. Responsible for the oversight of transfer student processing within NSLDS. Responsible for the awarding of the Teaching Fellows program. Responsible for the oversight of the Study Abroad Program.

  • Counsels prospects, parents, students, faculty, and staff.
  • Reviews student files for packaging. Prep system for follow-up correspondence to students. Ensure system is properly coded for electronic submission to CPS, lenders and guarantors, and posting of awards from Financial Aid system.
  • Monitors loan approvals, rejects, and denials via paper and internet. Responsible for adjustment to loans and other sources of aid. Reconciles loan records and ensures proper integrity of Financial Aid system. Responsible for the setup and processing of all loan funds for all lender platforms (to include the Educational Loan Management System (ELM) which will ensure the integrity for lender certification, reallocations, and receipt of funds. Responsible for the processing and monitoring of $24+million in educational loans.
  • Responsible for the entrance and exit counseling via paper and internet. Ensure the update of system records for such counseling.
  • Review and process all loan applications via Financial Aid system, internet and paper.
  • Responsible for the set up of all transfer students as appropriate within the NSLDS system to ensure the transfer, monitor, and alert system is compliant with the Department of Education. Also is responsible to ensure that all mid-year start students who complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) are appropriately coded as FA recipients (as appropriate) to ensure institutional compliance.
  • Responsible for the awarding of Upstate Athletic awards, and sending correspondences to students as required by NCAA regulations.
  • Responsible for the oversight of students who are Studying Abroad and monitoring of their awards.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
  • Prep system to ensure proper setup of payment terms and disseminates this information to lenders and guarantors. Ensures disbursement dates are communicated and supplied within mainframe. Ensure proper file layout on annual basis.
  • Responsible for the overall setup and awarding of all summer aid.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent education and experience. Successful background check is required.

Preferred Qualifications: Financial aid office experience and familiarity with financial aid related software systems and aid modules. Experience with student integrated systems, mainframe processing, and various personal computer software.

Salary: $28,215 – $34,000; Salary commensurate with education and experience.

For more information and/or to apply, go to:

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.

College/University: Converse University (Spartanburg, SC)
Job Title: Senior Financial Aid Counselor
Closing Date: Not Specified
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The Senior Financial Aid Counselor & Veterans Services Coordinator will through a courteous, helpful, unbiased, and professional manner serve students, staff, parents, and community members through Student Financial Aid, working on a broad array of student service issues, including: student accounts, financial aid, veterans' benefits, loans, payment plans, orientation, admissions, and registration. The Senior Financial Aid Counselor works with prospects, students, and families to navigate the financial aid process each year from application to awarding to counseling and on financial literacy. The Senior Financial Aid Counselor works directly with the Associate Director of Financial Planning to provide support with office operations, policy, and procedure development, preparing reports, attending meetings, seminars, conferences, and other assigned by the Director.

The Senior Financial Aid Counselor will perform such duties as Federal Workstudy and Institutional employment program administration, assisting with the management of SC State financial aid programs to include evaluation of eligibility for SC residency, and the administration of the SC LIFE, Palmetto Fellows, Hope, and SC Tuition Grant programs, document review and processing, verification of eligibility for federal Title IV financial aid, and organization of the office's filing system. The Senior Financial Aid Counselor must remain up-to-date on federal and state regulations to ensure compliance and must be able to communicate well with students, faculty and staff, and outside agencies. The Senior Financial Aid Counselor must be able to organize, control, and follow through on major projects. Excellent computer skills are required and the candidate must perform complex computer operations and write reports. Oral and written communication skills are necessary.

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College/University: Claflin University (Orangeburg, SC)
Job Title: Associate Director of Financial Aid
Closing Date: Not Specified
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The Associate Director of Financial Aid will report to the Director of Financial Aid and assist in managing and supervising the daily operations of the department/division in alignment with the business and strategic objectives of the University. The Associate Director will operate from a data-informed and equity-focused approach to enhance student access and enrollment in collaboration with multiple internal and external stakeholders. Assumes responsibility for assisting in the management of all facets of the Financial Aid operation and providing oversight for the administration of federal, state, institutional, and outside financial aid programs in accordance with all applicable regulations. The Associate Director will coordinate and manage all state programs to include SCTG, SC HOPE, LIFE, and Palmetto Fellows, oversee the awarding for incoming freshmen and transfers and the Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeals, counsel and advise all students who are approved and denied, and conduct audits of state awards. Serves as Coordinator of the South Carolina Tuition Grants Program and all scholarships from the Commission on Higher Education and accepts accountability for the actual transcript verification of eligibility which must be completed in order to request funding from the state agencies. The SCTG program has an estimated funding of $2.9 million and over 1100 students annually. The CHE programs have an estimated funding of $2.5 million and an estimated 550 students annually. Assists in the development of presentations related to student financial aid information and conduct workshops for staff, high schools, and the community. Performs other duties as required to support the mission of the University and to ensure 100% customer satisfaction.


Bachelor’s degree required and a Master’s degree with three years of progressively responsible supervisory experience in a college/university financial aid setting preferred. The successful candidate must possess an exceptional degree of professionalism and demeanor, trust worthiness and dependability, and absolute confidentiality. Must be able to interact effectively with individuals and groups from various social, economic, and educational backgrounds as well as a diverse population. Candidate must be knowledgeable of federal, state, and institutional regulations and guidelines governing student financial aid and applicable programs. Ability to perform need analysis and to award, verify and process student financial aid records, exercise excellent decision-making, and problem-solving skills is required. Must be able to work independently with minimum supervision, manage personnel and coordinate programs, develop and establish financial aid procedures and information, conduct training workshops, and work in a deadline driven environment. Excellent customer service, communication, (oral and written) and presentation skills are necessary to counsel and advise students, provide information to students, colleagues, and the campus community, and interact with Student Financial Aid professionals, agencies, and other stakeholders. Experience implementing Federal and State regulations pertaining to student financial aid and/or student employment is preferred. Experience with current higher education PowerFAIDS/Financial Aid Software, including but not limited to, Jenzabar, MS Office, COD, and NSDLS is strongly preferred.

College/University: Morris College (Sumter, SC)
Job Title: Assistant Director of Financial Aid
Closing Date: Not Specified
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Assistant Director of Financial Aid

Morris College has an outstanding opportunity for an experienced Financial Aid professional. We are looking for an Assistant Director of Financial Aid to assist in the management of our Financial Aid Department. The Assistant Financial Aid Director will ensure that all students are properly packaged and that Title IV funds are received on a timely basis and will lead the financial aid office in the absence of the director.

  • Supervision of the financial aid administrators
  • Knowledge of Powerfaids and Jenzabar financial aid software
  • Management of Pell Grant
  • Return of Title IV calculations
  • Management of South Carolina Tuition Grant Program
  • preparing and posting Title IV monies
  • Knowledge of NAIA regulations as it pertains to administration of Title IV funds and athletic scholarships.
  • Knowledge of the administration of all military funds.
  • Take appointments with students when needed.
  • Knowledge of administration of all Title IV funds.
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Supervisory experience in a Financial Aid department
  • Must have a true sense of customer service
  • Accounting or excellent math skills
  • Attention to detail
  • The successful candidate must demonstrate strong, progressive experience in financial aid.
  • Effective communication skills, and experience working in the for-profit sector are highly desirable.
  • The successful candidate should also posses an in-depth understanding of current rules and regulations affecting financial aid and higher education.
  • Compliance/Regulatory issues. In service training programs.
  • Proficient in all forms of Government Financial Aid; Title IV/ Pell Grants
  • Financial Aid Packaging Procedures
  • State and Federal regulations
  • Student counseling issues.

Benefit Information: Health Insurance, 401K, Dental.

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