A leader in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, Azusa Pacific University is committed to excellence in higher education. Offering more than 100 associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs on campus, online, and at six regional locations across Southern California, APU continues to be recognized annually as one of America's Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report. APU is seeking employees who desire to engage in our thriving culture by cultivating community through professional interactions, demonstrating a posture of lifelong learning, and modeling Christ-like character. Working together, employees at APU commit to establishing a university atmosphere that is edifying to God and to one another.
APU is seeking employees who desire to engage in our thriving culture by cultivating community through professional interactions, demonstrating a posture of lifelong learning, and modeling Christ-like character. Working together, employees at APU commit to establishing a university atmosphere that is edifying to God and to one another.
The Financial Aid Specialist (FAS) is responsible for administering the Title IV, HEA programs in accordance with all statutory provisions of or applicable to Title IV of the HEA, all applicable regulatory provisions prescribed under that statutory authority, and all applicable special arrangements, agreements, and limitations entered into under the authority of statutes applicable to Title IV of the HEA. In accordance with Azusa Pacific University's policies and procedures, this position will determine the federal, state and institutional aid a student is eligible to receive by performing the financial award process, needs analysis, financial aid verification, and other tasks related to financial aid awarding and compliance.
Bachelor's Degree in related field or equivalent combination of experience and education. Master's Degree preferred.
5-7 years of general business experience, preferably in related field or a field that is highly regulated.
Financial Aid Experience preferred.
PeopleSoft Campus Solution experience preferred
Primary Duties/Essential Functions
Reviews federal needs analysis documents for accuracy and follows up for income documentation for federal verification.
Understands basic federal tax law to evaluate the accuracy of FAFSA data entry and completes verifications.
Awards and revises all federal, state, and institutional aid as well as private student loans for undergraduate students within federal, state, and institutional guidelines.
Communicates with other One Stop staff and departments across campus in a timely manner regarding adjustments needed to students' financial aid award packages and other individual student circumstances
Review and analyze various daily, weekly and monthly reports to ensure accuracy, discern errors, and maintain high level of student service through the financial aid process.
Monitor and review student's academic progress to ensure ongoing eligibility for financial aid.
Processes required "Return to Title IV" program funds for students officially or unofficially withdrawing from the university.
Review, interpret and apply complex federal and state regulations to remain in compliance by attending conferences, workshops, webinars and other available forms of training as applicable.
Use PeopleSoft Campus Solutions, CampusLogic, ZenDesk, Windows interface and Microsoft products, Archiving, COD, ELM-ONE, IFAP, NSLDS, FAA Access, Webgrants, studentloans.gov and various other financial aid websites to complete tasks.
Required to work either the May or December commencement day per calendar year.
Responsible for daily electronic timekeeping as it applies to the scope of this position.
Regular, punctual attendance as required by the supervisor based on department needs.
Performs other duties related to job description as assigned by supervisor
Azusa Pacific University is a Christ-centered, multicultural community that values and seeks faculty and staff who are committed to diversity, work effectively with diverse populations, and engage others in ways that honor our rich cultural mosaic and biblical foundation.
Click below to discover some of the many benefits APU employees enjoy including competitive health care options, an 8% retirement match, and a generous tuition discount.
You can learn more about APU by watching the stories of faculty, staff, and alumni as they carry out our mission here: http://www.apu.edu/stories/
Azusa Pacific University will conduct a background check on all final candidates.
Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled unless otherwise stated. Azusa Pacific University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Azusa Pacific University is a comprehensive, evangelical, Christian university located 26 miles northeast of Los Angeles, California. A leader in the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities, APU is committed to excellence in higher education. Offering more than 100 bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs on campus, online, and at seven regional centers across Southern California, APU continues to be recognized annually as one of America's Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report.