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Indian Hills Community College Financial Aid Advisor in Ottumwa, Iowa

Job Summary:

Responsible for the effectiveness and efficient delivery of student grants, scholarships, and loan opportunities.

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Associate Degree required; Bachelor's degree preferred.

  • Advising and/or financial assistance experience preferred.

  • Must be able to communicate effectively with students, prospective students and their parents, area agency representatives, high school personnel, and IHCC staff members.

  • Must have the ability to work with various internal computer systems, and understand external systems at the Federal and State level.

    Work Performed:

  • Be willing and able to answer questions for students and their parents on all aspects of financial aid application process.

  • Advise community agency personnel, high school counselors, and institutional staff members of financial assistance policies and regulations.

  • Review applicant information in accordance with federal and state documentation policies.

  • Complete assigned financial aid processes and procedures in an accurate and timely manner.

  • Complete the federal verification edits for each selected applicant to ensure regulatory compliance.

  • Coordinate the notification of each eligible applicant relative to the amount of his/her award for all federal Title IV and state programs.

  • Coordinate document-tracking process for all federal and state student applicants.

  • Control all student correspondence relative to file review and completion.

  • Coordinate electronic transmissions of federal student aid data (loan adjustment requests, FAFSA downloads, corrections, over award reports, etc).

  • Advise student grant/scholarship/loan recipients of their rights and responsibilities as federal/state grantees.

  • Act as liaison between student aid recipients and agency personnel to ensure the timely delivery of grants and scholarships.

  • Communicate with students and staff relative to the student's ability to maintain satisfactory academic progress per federal and state regulations.

  • Maintain ongoing communication with the Iowa College Student Aid Commission and related agencies with respect to students' eligibility/ineligibility for such programs.

  • Maintain accurate information and knowledge of regulatory changes, updates, and revisions.

  • Assist with internal system set-up annually to assure that awards are packaged and transmitted accurately.

  • Participate in conferences and training opportunities to ensure institutional compliance relative to the Title IV programs.

  • Provide additional support to Enrollment Services.

  • Maintain regular and consistent attendance at work.

  • Provide financial literary education to students.

  • Perform monthly and yearly reconciliations of Federal Title IV funds using Ellucian reconciliation reports, Business Office GL accounts and COD records.

  • Other duties as may be assigned.

    Responsible To:

Director, Financial Aid

Position Level:

Para Professional I - Exempt - Traditional Funding, at will employment on a letter of employment

Employment Length:

4 Term, Full Time, Benefits


9 hrs/day, Monday - Thursday

Salary Range:

$35,568.00 - 39,763.00