About College Insights
College Insights specializes in personal and powerful college admissions support. We are starting our 8th year of supporting students from grades 8-12 in academic advising, resume building, and applying to colleges. To give you the best admissions advice, we visit and research colleges all over the United States; we believe great placement is the most important aspect of the process. We work by the hour or with comprehensive packages, and our first consultation is always free. Contact us if you are interested in any of the following:
Financial Aid Advisor
NATURE AND SCOPE OF WORK:
The Financial Aid Advisor, under the direction of the CEO, provides financial aid services to students and families. This is a part-time position, with the possibility of becoming a full-time position as we grow and is a great job for someone to make some extra money. Financial Aid Advisors at College Insights are responsible for:
- FAFSA and CSS Profile Completion
- Analyzing award letters and ensuring no money is missing
- Walking students and families through the financial aid process
- Writing appeal letters
- Other duties as necessary.
All work is remote. You will need a computer in great working condition and a smart phone. Most hours are in the evenings and weekends as you need to work around family schedules, but hours are flexible.
- Bachelor’s degree required.
- A minimum of five years working in financial aid.
- Demonstrated experience in student financial aid directly related to financial aid, counseling, eligibility determination, need analysis, verification and packaging required.
- Experience with personal computers and on-line data systems required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Working knowledge of federal financial aid programs and supporting regulations.
- Working knowledge of Title IV program fund regulations.
- Working knowledge of U.S. Department of Education rules and regulations.
- Working knowledge of current tax forms, regulations and the implications of such regulations on financial aid.
- Skill in researching regulatory information and resolving complex financial questions.
- Skill in operating a computer and various supporting software packages.
- Skill in computing complex mathematical formulas.
Ability to defuse difficult, angry, or emotional situations with students and/or parents.
- Ability to prioritize and manage a significant caseload.
- Ability to interpret and explain regulatory information related to the financial aid process.
- Ability to work independently.
- Ability to effectively communicate in oral and written form.