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LOCATION: Trident Technical College; Charleston, SC

JOB TITLE:  Financial Aid Officer (Student Services Program Coordinator II)


DATE POSTED: 8/6/2017                                              

Trident Technical College in Charleston, SC is seeking a customer centered financial aid professional to join the Awarding staff as a Financial Aid Officer.

Student Services Program Coordinator II posting #1798 –

This position requires a master’s degree; or bachelor’s degree and two (2) years of experience in student services programs.

The ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community is essential.  The ideal candidate will have working knowledge of financial aid regulations, procedures, and eligibility requirements. Experience with automated processing and data management systems is critical.  Self-motivation, exceptional organizational and time management skills while managing multiple priorities and exercising sound judgement is necessary. Excellent skills in customer service, communication, both oral and in writing, and public speaking are required.  

Proficiency in MS Office applications and social media marketing, and the ability to speak conversational Spanish is a plus.

Under limited supervision of the Lead Financial Aid Officer, responsibilities include:  

  • awarding financial aid within federal and state regulations
  • maintaining documentation related to federal verification requirements
  • overseeing one or more specific financial aid and veteran’s assistance programs and/or service areas
  • timely and compliant processing and reporting of all aspects of financial aid programs and/or service areas

Work hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM, however some earlier morning, evening, and weekend hours will be required along with periodic overnight travel for system support and training needs.

Salary is commensurate with education and experience based on SC pay band 5 with a salary of $32,838 – $60,760. 

Application deadline is 4:00 PMFriday August 25, 2017. (CB70/0032/019297, opened 8/06/17)

LOCATION: University of South Carolina - Aiken; Aiken, SC

JOB TITLE:  Director of Financial Aid


DATE POSTED: 6/30/2017                                              

The University of South Carolina Aiken (ranked #1 Public College in the South by US News and World Report) seeks a dynamic Director of Financial Aid.  The Director serves as a key member of the Enrollment Management leadership team for initiative development and implementation. Specifically, this position is responsible for the supervision and implementation of all federal, state, and university aid distribution in addition to serving as the reporting and compliance officer for all related programs. This highly technology-based position, reporting to the Associate Vice Chancellor, is critical in the efforts to develop innovative ideas/programs/services to grow university enrollment. All efforts of this position and the financial aid office, both strategic and routine, are to be viewed as enrollment enhancement activities.

Must have knowledge of federal, local, and state programs that provide financial assistance to students; the principles of individual appraisal, including interviewing and advisement techniques; pertinent laws, rules and regulations; systems control auditing processes; and working knowledge of data systems. Must possess effective oral and written communication skills along with the ability to work with students of diverse cultural and economic backgrounds; demonstrated proficiency in management of financial aid need analysis, packaging and required revisions; interpret federal and state financial aid regulations; demonstrated analytical, organizational and supervisory skills; strong counseling skills; gather and compile data and prepare reports; train, supervise, and evaluate the assigned staff; consistently perform under the pressure of deadlines and other administrative demands; and work cooperatively with others. A Master's degree in Student Personnel Services or related field and 7 years of experience in Financial Aid in Higher Education is required. Ten years of Financial Aid experience is preferred with at least 5 years supervising professional staff members. Must have competent computer skills, both on mainframe and on PC. Excellent administrative, interpersonal, organizational skills are a must. Strong technology skills, complex data warehouse knowledge/report writing, and experience with Ellucian ERP and other relational data bases preferred.

Interested and qualified candidates should apply online at  Applications will be reviewed immediately and until the position is filled.

LOCATION: Erskine College; Due West, SC

JOB TITLE:  Director of Financial Aid


DATE POSTED: 7/5/2017                                              

The Director of Financial Aid will manage and direct the financial aid office of Erskine College with responsibility for the interpretation and implementation of federal and state financial aid regulations. Successful management of the office staff is key to making the operations run smoothly which would include cross training for the office personnel. Customer service and office efficiency are key components in assuring that our students and their families receive the attention needed to navigate this essential part of their college experience.


  • Manages overall function of the financial aid office, including supervising staff.
  • Interprets and implements federal and state financial aid regulations.
  • Ensures the student concerns pertaining to the FAO (Financial Aid Office) are promptly addressed and fully documented.
  • Maintains College’s Financial Aid data to assure timely and accurate submission of the federal, state, and local reports.
  • Develops and directs Financial Aid strategies within the framework of federal and state regulations that are consistent with the enrollment goals of the College.
  • Meets with prospective and current students and/or parents to counsel and advise them on the process and opportunities available.
  • Prepares reports as required by federal and state agencies as well as various institutional departments.
  • Coordinates with the Business Office to ensure proper cash management procedures, including timely disbursement of funds.
  • Develops procedures to enhance collaboration with Admissions, Registrar, Business Office and Academic Offices to promote effective enrollment management initiatives and assessment.


  • Embrace, support, and promote Erskine College’s Christian mission as an agency of the Associated Reformed Presbyterian Church. 
  • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) and three-to-five years of experience in student financial aid. 
  • Preference given to those with knowledge of financial aid programs in South Carolina. 
  • Working knowledge of institutional software (CAMS) preferred and Microsoft Office products. 
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills and the ability to relate to a wide range of constituents.

Application review will begin immediately and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Application Process:
To ensure full consideration, interested candidates should complete the online application, which can be found here. The online application includes a link to upload a letter of application, a resume, and a list of references.

LOCATION: Anderson University; Anderson, SC

JOB TITLE:  Counselor/VA Coordinator, Financial Services


DATE POSTED: 6/16/2017                                              

Anderson University’s Office of Financial Services invites applications for a full-time position as Counselor/VA Coordinator. Anderson University is an innovative, entrepreneurial, premier comprehensive, liberal arts university affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention. Candidates with a strong Christian value system, lifestyle, and commitment to the integration of faith and learning are encouraged to apply.

Candidates should be prepared to: 

  • Counsel students on all aspects of financial aid including satisfactory academic progress for federal aid; State scholarship eligibility, renewal and enhancement requirements; professional judgment consideration; and financial literacy/default aversion guidance.
    Be responsible for file processing, verification and R2T4 calculations for an assigned student population. Responsible for intake and follow-up with students and parents on items needed and/or incomplete. Responsible for credit hour adjustments and repackaging for disbursement.
    Assist applicants with completion of the application and other required documents and promotes excellent customer service by assisting visitors to the office with various needs and answering telephone calls and emails according to an established schedule.
    Manage the veteran educational benefits program. Processes and maintains all required records on veteran enrollment certification, attendance, academic changes, and termination. Monitors required academic standards. Provides information related to application, certification, admissions, attendance and academic progress.
    Serve as the University's Tuition Exchange, employee waiver, Study Abroad and graduate waiver liaison.

• 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.
• 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 and an Anderson University Staff Application to:

Nancy Tate
Director of Financial Services
Anderson University
316 Boulevard
Anderson, SC 29621

Electronic submissions are preferred and may be sent by email to 

 Anderson University does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or religion in its programs and activities. Please direct inquiries to Dr. Beverly Rice McAdams, Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion/Title IX Administrator, Merritt Administration Building, 3rd floor, 316 Boulevard, Anderson, SC, 29621, (864) 231-2126, or to the Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education at


LOCATION: Columbia International University; Columbia, SC

JOB TITLE:  Financial Aid Counselor


DATE POSTED: 6/15/2017                                              

The primary role of the Financial Aid Counselor is to provide excellent customer service to current and prospective students.  The duties of the Financial Aid Counselor include advising students and parents regarding financial aid concerns.  The counselor will be responsible for coordinating the CIU donor scholarship process, awarding graduate student, athletic and outside scholarships. The counselor will also assist the Office manager and Director of Financial Aid with daily operational tasks. 


Counsel current and prospective students regarding financial aid concerns, file status, and aid eligibility
Coordinates CIU donor scholarship process
Award outside scholarships and help students explore outside scholarship options
Create content and revise content for the financial aid publications, website, net price calculator, financial aid student portal and social media
Update consumer disclosures per Dept. of Education federal regulations each year
Assist with planning donor luncheon with Development
Assist with planning other recruitment events with Admissions
Provide backup assistance for office manager as needed, responding to inquiries via telephone, email and walk-ins


Continual need for: customer service skills, alertness, organization, critical thinking skills, math skills, attention to detail, ability to recall and adhere to federal regulations, ability to interact with students, listen, explain, and counsel
Frequent need for: writing, investigating, decision-making, and planning
High school diploma required
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent related work experience required
Customer service experience preferred

Application can be found here.

LOCATION: The Citadel; Charleston, SC

JOB TITLE:  Associate Director of Financial Aid


DATE POSTED: 6/8/2017                                              

Associate Director of Financial Aid
Work type: Full Time Permanent - Staff
Location: Charleston
Categories: Student Affairs
Payscale: South Carolina State Pay Band 5

Job Responsibilities:

The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, invites applications for an Associate Director of Financial Aid. Located in historic Charleston, South Carolina. The Citadel has been ranked for the sixth consecutive year by U.S. News and World Report as the top public college in the South among master's-granting institutions.

This position will assist in the management and administration of a wide variety of institutional scholarship programs, to include assisting the Director of Financial Aid & Scholarships with managing all military, university, and institutional scholarship budgets, including reporting and auditing compliance with applicable statutory and regulatory requirements regarding financial aid. Independent decision making relevant to programs administered is required.

Will perform advanced financial aid reporting, analysis, and modeling to make recommendations on how financial aid funding can be leveraged to achieve enrolment goals. Collaborates with the enrollment management offices to forecast and generate projections to strengthen decision-making capacity.

Must work to solve student issues and problems as they relate to the financial aid process. Ensures proper communication of information and procedures. Makes appropriate referrals to college student support offices.

Minimum Qualifications:

A Master’s degree is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Higher Education financial aid experience strongly preferred. Experience with Banner and reporting software is also preferred.

Additional Comments:

The Citadel is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate against any individual, or group of individuals, on the basis of age, color, race, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, pregnancy, national origin, genetic information or veteran's status in its employment practices.

The Citadel has a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment. We encourage applications from minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans.

Apply online

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