Tuition Assistance Specialist

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: United States,

The Tuition Assistance Specialist position is a full-time employment opportunity. The mission of the Tuition Assistance (TA) Specialist is to assist Active Duty Military members in returning to post-secondary education. Responsibilities include providing information on all Tuition Assistance programs and procedures, as well as other Title IV educational funding; submitting invoices to the military for payment, reporting final grades to the military, and other duties as assigned. The Tuition Assistance Specialist reports to the Military Financial Services Manager. The position includes providing service to military and veteran students in accordance with all policies, procedures, regulations and best practices for serving military and veteran students, including but not limited to: (1) the Department of Defense Memorandum of Understanding (DoD MOU), (2) the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Principles of Excellence, and (3) the Department of Education’s 8 Keys to Veterans Success and (4) specific requirements of the each branch of service or VA educational benefit with which the student is affiliated.

  • Maintain all Tuition Assistance files for annual review purposes.

  • Process Tuition Assistance Authorizations forms.

  • Advise military students and help resolve payment problems.

  • Work with all branches of the military to complete proper invoicing for tuition.

  • Monitor student attendance as well as submit final grades to their respective military branch.

  • Serve as liaison between soldiers, Education Services Officers/Offices and University departments.

  • Maintain a working knowledge of Federal, State, Military, and Institutional Policies governing Title IV student aid programs.

  • Have a working knowledge of military tuition assistance policies and procedures.

  • Reviews the aging report and customer balances

  • Contacts the customer (via telephone/email) on past due balances

  • Applies knowledge and understanding of individual customer accounts to efficiently and effectively handle account balance inquiries, resolve account problems, billing disputes, misapplied payments and other issues as needed to provide quality customer service

  • Creates recommendations for review by the Military Financial Services Manager on the acceptance of payment plans, settlement amounts, partial payments, time extensions, and the writing-off of receivables.

  • Maintain a working knowledge of Federal, State and Institutional Policies governing Title IV student aid programs

  • Communicate with students via phone, email, etc. to answer inquiries on educational funding questions and concerns in a timely manner

  • Provide excellent customer service to students, internal customers, and any authorized external parties on all incoming and outbound phone calls

  • Conduct and complete activities via CampusVue

  • All other duties as assigned

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