College Financial Aid Advisor I

City Colleges of Chicago - Chicago, IL (30+ days ago)3.9



The Financial Aid Department of Wilbur Wright College, one of the City Colleges of Chicago, seeks a College Financial Aid Advisor I to counsel and provide information to college applicants regarding student financial assistance programs.

  • Counsels and advises students, parents, and other interested parties on the availability of student financial aid programs to assist in meeting college education costs.

  • Interviews students applying for financial aid assistance, answers questions regarding eligibility requirements, and informs them of the types of financial aid available including grants, loans, and work/study programs.

  • Assists students in completing financial aid applications and reviews submitted applications for accuracy and completeness.

  • Uses a personal computer to verify student eligibility for Federal, State and college based financial aid assistance programs.

  • Prepares and maintains manual and computerized permanent records and files of financial assistance awarded to students.

  • Monitors students’ academic status to insure they continue to meet eligibility requirements for financial aid awards.

  • Refers students for employment placement in work/study program.

  • Maintains records, work reports and time sheets for students enrolled in work/study program. Acts as a field liaison explaining work/study program to potential employers, when applicable.

  • Graduation from high school or the equivalent plus two years of college supplemented by at least two years of responsible clerical experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Bachelor’s degree preferred.

  • Some knowledge of applicable financial aid software. Knowledge of financial aid procedures in a college setting. Knowledge of financial aid programs.

  • Ability to operate a personal computer; perform basic math computations; interpret college and financial aid policies and procedures.

  • Good interviewing skills. Good verbal communication skills. Good human relations skills.

Chicago residency is required for all full-time employees within six (6) months of hire.

We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Thank you for your interest in City Colleges of Chicago!

Job: Student Services
Primary Location: Wilbur Wright College

Employee Type: Full Time | Regular
Union Code: 1708Unit1
Job Posting: Jul 12, 2018, 1:35:57 AM