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Department: Financial Aid
Job Type: Full-Time
Available From: Oct 27, 2019
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 time sheets

·       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




·       Associate’s degree required, Bachelor degree preferred

·       3-4 years of financial aid experience strongly preferred

·       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

School of Visual Arts has been a leader in the education of artists, designers and creative professionals for more than seven decades. With a faculty of distinguished working professionals, a dynamic curriculum and an emphasis on critical thinking, SVA is a catalyst for innovation and social responsibility. Comprising 7,000 students at its Manhattan campus and 38,000 alumni in 75 countries, SVA also represents one of the most influential artistic communities in the world. For more information about the College’s 31 undergraduate and graduate degree programs and Continuing Education division, visit sva.edu. Learn more about working at SVA.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to working@sva.edu. No walk-ins or phone calls, please. The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.