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Financial Aid Advisor

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University of Silicon Valley
San Jose, California, United States
12 days ago


Assist students and parents through the full financial aid cycle. Award financial aid according to government and institutional regulations.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide timely and responsive service while assisting student and parents.
  • Evaluate the eligibility of undergraduate and graduate financial aid applicants, utilizing ISIR data, federal tax forms and other financial documents.
  • Ensure new students have completed required financing plan.
  • Conduct financing plan overview with prospective students.
  • Use technological & analytical tools to help students find funding solutions.
  • Communicate regularly with Admissions department to contact prospective students needing financial aid assistance.
  • Collaborate with Student Services, Registrar, and other departments as needed.
  • Update awards and financial plans in the student system as necessary.
  • Adhere to laws, external regulations, internal policies, procedures, and requirements governing areas of responsibility.
  • Perform other duties and projects as assigned.



  • Associates degree or equivalent education and experience required.


  • Two or more years of experience working in the financial aid and/or business office function at a post–secondary institution.
  • Demonstrated experience working effectively with students and administration.


  • Good knowledge of FERPA and federal, state, and institutional financial-aid program rules, regulations, and processes.
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced environment with ability to juggle multiple tasks.
  • Ability to prepare and explain preliminary award letter to prospective, continuing students and their parents (when warranted).
  • Outstanding written, verbal, and listening skills.
  • High attention to detail.
  • Ability and willingness to discern and meet the needs of students.
  • Ability to establish interpersonal rapport and relate to individuals from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures.
  • Strong computer skills including ability to collect and analyzes information.
  • Ability to use automated systems such as (EdConnect, COD, NSLDS, ELM and CampusNexus).
  • Ability to work in collaboration with multiple teams, such as Admissions and Student Services.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule that includes some evenings and weekends.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 57791956
  • Location:
    San Jose, California, United States
  • Position Title: Financial Aid Advisor
  • Company Name: University of Silicon Valley
  • Industry: Financial Aid Administration
  • Job Function: Advising
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: Associates Degree
  • Min Experience: 2-3 Years
  • Required Travel: 0-10%
  • NASFAA U Credentials Preferred: No

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