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Financial Aid Technician

West Georgia Technical College
Job Description

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Position:                      Financial Aid Technician
Location:                    Carroll Campus
Department:               Student Affairs
Reports to:                  Financial Aid Coordinator
FLSA Designation:     Non-exempt – 40 hours per week
Nature of Duties:  The Financial Aid Technician is responsible for performing administrative, clerical and customer service duties in support of student financial aid services.  Duties include greeting visitors and answers telephone; disseminating general financial aid information to students and the general public;
providing information regarding the financial aid resources available to students and parents; evaluating financial aid applications and supporting documents for accuracy, clarity and completeness to determine basic eligibility for financial aid; updating appropriate BANNER screens related to document intake process; and instructing students in correct procedures for completing forms and applications, special requirements and restrictions, and supporting documentation.   Travel between campuses may be required.
Minimum Qualifications:  
            High School diploma or GED *and* One (1) year of work related experience
Preferred Qualifications:      
  • 2 years of previous experience in Financial Aid;
  • Working familiarity with applicable federal and state regulations and TCSG regulations and procedures;
  • Proficiency  with Banner and Microsoft office products;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Able to work effectively with a diverse populations;
  • Able to work in a fast paced environment.
Salary/Benefits: Based on Qualifications. Benefits include paid state holidays, vacation, retirement, personal and sick leave, and the State of Georgia Flexible Benefits Program.
Method of Application: Interested candidates should apply through electronic application system at: WGTC Job Center. Unofficial transcripts, resume and proof of applicable certifications/licensures are required for consideration.

Note: Selected candidate must successfully complete a background check to include employment references, criminal history, and verification of employment. 
Employment Policy: The Technical College System of Georgia and West Georgia Technical College do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, religion, disability, age, political affiliation or belief, disabled veteran, veteran of the Vietnam Era, or citizenship status (except in those special circumstances permitted or mandated by law) in educational programs, activities, admissions or employment. All applicants will be considered; however, only selected applicants may be interviewed.  Approval of employment does not constitute a contract.  Continued employment is contingent upon job performance and funding.
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