Financial Aid Specialist (Temp PT) - Community College of Allegheny County in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

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Community College of Allegheny County

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Provide guidance to students on the various types of financial aid and the requirements to receive it. Provide information to students regarding federal, state and alternative funding sources. Work collaboratively with Enrollment Services Areas in support of the recruitment and retention goals of the College.  

Job Duties

1. Coordinates coverage for the front counter.
2. Serves as central point of contact for individuals coming into the FA Office. Responsible for troubleshooting issues and concerns then providing avenues for resolution.
3. Provides guidance to interested parties about the process of applying for financial aid.
4. Assists students and parents with completing the necessary forms for securing funding for the semester.
5. Provides guidance on Financial Aid satisfactory academic progress and the financial ramifications of not making progress towards a degree.
6. Provides student loan information to all students and specialized assistance to students in danger of losing their financial aid eligibility due to not meeting SAP; and those whose aid has been suspended and are interested in how to have it reinstated.
7. Assists students with understanding financial aid information for transfer to other colleges and universities.
8. Assists the Director with the delivery and development of activities and workshops designed to support the College's recruitment and retention goals.
9. Provides general Financial Aid direction to community organizations outside of CCAC who are interested in learning more about the subject of financial aid.
10. Assists with the training of Financial Aid work study students and new financial aid staff.
11. Helps revise financial aid marketing materials and on line documents and information for the new financial aid year.
12. Participates in Professional Development activities as assigned by the Campus Director.
13. Serves in the capacity of Campus Director of FA in the absence of the Campus Director.
14. Travels to other sites to assist at other campuses or centers as necessary.
15. Performs other duties as required or assigned.

Job Specifications

Bachelor's degree required. One to two years of financial aid experience including knowledge of financial aid regulations and programs preferred. Must possess strong customer service skills and sensitivity to the needs of a diverse student population. Computer literacy to include Microsoft Office products and financial aid information systems highly desired. Knowledge of Ellucian Colleague system preferred.  

Salary Grade


Additional Information


This is a temporary part-time position without benefits.

25 hours/week

The hourly rate is $15.50

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) and its Board of Trustees are committed to the principle of equal opportunity in education and employment for all. College conforms to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations relating to equal employment. The College CCAC does not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry or place of birth, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, use of a guide or support animal due to disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, veteran status, or age or use of a guide or support animal because of blindness, deafness or physical disability of any individual. Creating, supporting and sustaining a diverse community prepare our students to be effective in the world outside of CCAC.

The College also prohibits and will not engage in retaliation against any person who in good faith reports a violation of this policy, makes a claim of discrimination or harassment, provides information in an investigation of a potential violation of this policy, or otherwise engages in protected activity under the law. Questions may be addressed to

College conforms to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations relating to equal employment.

Keyword Phrases

  • Financial Aid
  • Financial Aid Specialist (Temp PT)
  • Vision of diversity & inclusion
  • Learning-centered environment
  • Eight Pittsburgh-area locations
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Analyst / Staff
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:2 - Year Institution / Technical
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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