College Financial Aid Advisor

Updated: 6 months ago
Location: Chicago, ILLINOIS
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: The position may have been removed or expired!

College Financial Aid Advisor - HAR0000849 

Duties and Responsibilities


Are you a people-person with a talent for quickly solving problems and achieving results? Do you have a desire to work in a welcoming environment making college a reality for a large, diverse student population? If so, this is the opportunity for you!


Harold Washington College is searching for a Financial Aid Advisor. A successful candidate will have excellent customer service skills, experience providing administrative support to a fast-paced office, and a desire to help students achieve their academic goals.



  • Administers Veterans Affairs Programs, including but not limited to; Review eligibility, authorize payment, follow Federal rules, regulations, and guidelines. 

  • Counsels and advises students, parents and other interested parties on the availability of student financial aid programs to assist in meeting college education costs.
  • Interviews students applying for financial aid assistance, answers questions regarding eligibility requirements and informs them of the types of financial aid available including grants, loans and work/study program.
  • Assists students in completing financial aid applications and reviews submitted applications for accuracy and completeness.
  • Monitors student’s academic status to insure they continue to meet eligibility requirements for financial aid awards.
  • Maintains records, work reports and time sheets for students enrolled in work/study program; may act as a field liaison explaining work/study program to potential employers.



  • Bachelor's Degree preferred
  • Experience awarding federal aid in compliance with VA and DOD regulations is preferred
  • Some knowledge of financial aid software, programs, and procedures in a college setting
  • Good verbal communication demonstrated through interviewing skills

Chicago residency is required for all full-time employees within 6 months of hire.

We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Thank you for your interest in City Colleges! 



: Student Services 
Primary Location
: Harold Washington College 
Employee Type: Full Time | Regular 
Union Code: 1708Unit1 
Job Posting
: Jan 13, 2019, 11:02:30 PM 

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