Nov 03, 2021

Financial Aid Advisor

$59,825 - $65,000 yearly
  • Rockland Community College
  • Suffern, NY, USA
Full-Time Other

Job Description

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Director of Financial Aid, the Financial Aid Advisor will assist in the administrative tasks required of the federal, state and institutional financial aid programs.  This administrative position will assist student and families in the financial aid application processes.


Essential Functions:

  • Utilize RCC’s student information system to query and manipulate data;
  • Use and devise automated processes for financial aid operational tasks related to enrollment management;
  • Determine FA eligibility, resolve conflicts, complete verification and package aid;
  • Assist students and families in the financial aid application processes, including with online federal & state applications
  • Access and manipulate data through external constituents websites (CPS, HESC, COD, NSLDS, ELM);
  • Adjust aid based upon changes to student enrollment, eligibility and FAFSA data;
  • Complete federal return to Title IV (R2T4) refund calculations & apply results to student financial aid data;
  • Assist with the administrative review required to certify the NYS Grant and Scholarship programs
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in technology, business or related discipline or equivalent technical experience. Degree must be from a college or university accredited by the US Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization.



One (1) to two (2) years’ experience in Financial Aid.  Proficiency in student information system management, data manipulation and MS Office applications and Banner.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills.  


Preferred Qualifications:

Bilingual in Spanish and/or French Creole.


Starting Salary:  $59.825 - $65,000

To apply:

Include three (3) professional references (including names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses). References will not be contacted without prior permission of the candidate.

Employment at the College may be subject to the favorable result of a background investigation. Official transcripts will be required upon employment.  Foreign transcripts which are not accompanied by an evaluation from an approved agency may not be reviewed.  Applicants may contact NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluating Service) at to obtain a list of members providing this service. Any expenses incurred for this service must be borne by the applicant. Foreign transcript translations by applicant or educational institution are not acceptable. 


Application Deadline:  Although the College will accept applications until the position is filled, interested candidates should submit their application by November 19th to ensure optimal consideration.


Rockland Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from women, people of color, veterans and individuals with disabilities. Our mission demonstrates a strong public commitment to a diverse and inclusive campus community.





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