The Los Angeles Film School
  • - Financial Aid
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time
  • Health, Dental, Vision, 401-K, FSA, Life, EAP, PTO

Primary areas of responsibility:

  • Guide current students and parents throughout the financial aid process in pursuit of first and subsequent degrees
  • Exercise independent professional judgment with minimal supervision to counsel students on optimal financial package based on individual circumstances
  • Represent the financial aid department at monthly Open House events and convey advice on how to secure tuition and living expenses to students and parents
  • Work closely with the Management to research, analyze, implement, and update the Financial Aid strategies for students based on specific socioeconomic background
  • Serve as a financial aid content expert for the school, working with all departments to ensure accurate understanding of issues, handling of questions and review of documents.
  • Ensure compliance with laws, regulations, accreditation standards and professional guidelines regarding student enrollment and financial aid.
  • Contact incoming students to secure documents necessary to complete files and verification.
  • Coordinate efforts with student and lender in relation to private loans.
  • Counsel students and parents on PLUS applications, including denial options.
  • Enter all correspondence and communication with students into CampusVue system.
  • Ensure students do not exceed cost of education limits.
  • Comply with federal regulations as outlined in Department of Education handbook.
  • Offsite training as necessary to stay current on all Financial Aid issues.
  • Maintain touchpoint process with each student for regular contact prior to start.

 

Minimum Required Experience and Qualifications:

  • Experience in Financial Aid industry preferred but not required.
  • Bachelor Degree from an accredited institution is highly recommend but not required.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint (or Mac equivalent).
  • Self-motivated and able to balance multiple tasks simultaneously among changing priorities and deadlines.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Ability to effectively and positively communicate with a customer-service oriented attitude.
  • Professional, upbeat, social and dependable
  • Creative problem solver who works well in a team environment
  • Applicant must not currently be or have been in default on student loans
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