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Department: Financial Aid
Job Type: Full-Time
Available From: Sep 6, 2021
Reports To: Associate Director of Operations


Position Overview: Primarily responsible for assisting students and parents in regard to financial aid


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Advise students and parents on eligibility requirements for federal, state, and institutional aid
  • Review financial aid applications; perform needs analysis in order to determine need for both undergraduate and graduate students
  • Assist students in estimating their educational expenses, calculating their needs for the year and preparing a financial aid plan
  • Ensure compliance with all financial aid policies, procedures, and regulations when reviewing financial aid applications
  • Interact with various college offices and outside entities to resolve conflicts, expedite processing, and access information
  • Responsible for processing applications, administering and managing all financial aid programs including Federal, State, and Institutional aid programs. This includes but is not limited to:Loan Entrance and Exit Counseling
  • Federal Pell Grant and SEOG Grant reconciliation
  • Work-Study Reconciliation including processing timesheets
  • New York State TAP Grant Reconciliation
  • Reconcile federal student loan proceeds
  • Certify private education loans
  • Perform application verification, conflict resolution, and use professional judgment as needed
  • Represent the office during promotional events (Open Houses, Orientation, Workshops, Accepted Students Day, etc.)
  • Assist director and associate director on special projects
  • Advise and assist support staff and student assistants when necessary
  • Work evening and weekend hours as necessary
  • Travel to meetings, training sessions, and conferences as required



  • Bachelor degree preferred or Associate degree required
  • Knowledge of Title IV programs and regulations
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Familiarity with Datatel software preferred
  • Knowledge of Microsoft applications and computer skills
  • Extensive knowledge of all applicable financial aid regulations
  • Ability to manage multi-task and work independently
  • Superior attention to details
  • Willingness to implement quality customer service strategies


Please click on the link to apply: https://www.applicantpro.com/openings/sva/jobs/1952820-318330

Please send a cover letter and resume.

No walk-ins or phone calls, please.

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer. Diversity and inclusion is a core principle of the College. SVA enjoys a community that represents a significant number of historically underrepresented communities, ethnic and religious backgrounds, gender identities, diverse abilities, and foreign countries, and all are encouraged to apply.