Senior Financial Aid Advisor, Withdrawals and Satisfactory Academic Progress
Company: The University of Iowa
Location: Iowa City
Posted on: February 19, 2021
The at the University of Iowa is seeking one full time (100%),
Senior Financial Aid Advisor, Withdrawals and Satisfactory Academic
Progress. Join us as we help support students with the costs of
their educational investments, and assist with the entire financial
- This position is responsible for assisting the Associate
Director of Processing and Verification, as well as the Associate
Director of Advising, Financial Literacy, and Outreach, with the
hands on management of various attendance and academic issues that
impact Title IV eligibility.
- This position will specifically be managing and processing
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) appeals, withdrawals and
unofficial withdrawals, R2T4 calculations and tracking, monitoring
nonattendance reports and adjusting aid accordingly, among other
financial aid eligibility processes impacted by attendance and
- This position requires critical analysis, interpretation, and
understanding of federal, state, and institutional financial aid
regulations and policies and an ability to contribute to policy and
- This position requires, at minimum, a proficiency level in
these areas to work with the Associate Directors in assuring
compliance with Title IV federal regulations.
Key areas of responsibility include:
- Review Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) appeals and
reinstate or award financial aid based on an approved appeal.
Evaluate SAP eligibility and award new financial aid
- Review financial aid offer for accuracy based on attendance,
required and/or appropriate sources of documentation, and resolve
conflicting information. Revise financial aid as needed based on
federal financial aid policies and procedures.
- Collaborate with campus partners, in person, meetings, via
email, and by phone regarding financial aid policies, procedures,
application processes, and federal, state, and institutional aid
programs as they relate to attendance.
- Assist in review and tracking of SAP review and students
appealing for financial aid eligibility who are not meeting
- Serve on various internal and external committees, as well as
special projects as assigned by administrators. Committee service
within the Office of Student Financial Aid includes, for example,
the Cost of Attendance committee that researches and determines
student budgets for financial aid packages, and Professional
Judgment Committee that reviews and makes determinations with
regard to special circumstances presented by students and
For a full job description, including all duties and competencies
assigned, please e-mail the listed below or visit: .
The Office of Student Financial Aid is committed to
- Ensuring the fair and equitable distribution of financial
resources to provide access and to encourage the enrollment and
retention of a well-prepared, high-achieving and diverse student
- Providing quality service in a confidential manner while
ensuring regulatory compliance;
- Educating students and families about their financial options
to promote informed decision-making; and
- Collaborating with campus partners to promote student success
Education and Experience Required
- Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and
experience is required.
- Experience working in a postsecondary academic setting or in
another sector dealing with detail-oriented projects, counseling,
and/or education, typically six months to one year at minimum.
- The ability to think critically and provide input and sound
- Experience working with financial aid policies and procedures,
typically one year.
- The ability to apply knowledge and decision-making skills to
- Demonstrates a in:
- Understanding of the necessity and value of accuracy and
attention to detail; ability to process information with high
levels of accuracy.
- Knowledge of data gathering and analysis tools, techniques, and
processes; ability to use these to gather and analyze data for a
specific or variety of needs and/or projects.
- The ability to work developmentally with students; ability to
promote student learning development and success by applying
advising approaches to diverse individual student situations.
- The knowledge, and application of the communication techniques
and relationship building skills that develop the ability to work
with a variety of individuals and groups in a constructive and
- Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook
- A Master's degree is desirable.
- Demonstrates a level in:
- Knowledge of University of Iowa policies, procedures, and
Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days and may
be removed from posting and filled any time after the original
posting period has ended. Successful candidates will be subject to
a criminal background check. Up to five (5) professional references
will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process.
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action
employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will
receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on
the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex,
pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic
information, religion, associational preference, status as a
qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected
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