Financial Aid Specialists

Baylor University

Waco, TX

ID: 7078530
Posted: May 17, 2021

Job Description

The Student Financial Aid Office is seeking three Financial Aid Specialists. This position supports the office by assisting with the administration of the student loan programs, as well as the awarding of student payments and institutional scholarships.

Two of the positions will report directly to the Assistant Director of Processing and Loans. This team provides quality, consistent services to students in processing their institutional or private student loans.

One position will report directly to the Assistant Director of Federal Processing. This team performs essential verification functions for need-based aid and researches the suspense file.

What We're Looking For
• A High school degree and at least one year of experience are required.
• Ability to maintain a high level of accuracy, professionalism, and a customer service orientation
• Accurately estimates timelines and meets deadlines
• Excellent communication and relationship-building skills
• Ability to work independently or collaboratively and thrive in a fast-paced environment
• Quick thinker with superb attention to detail and organizational skills
• Proactive problem solver
• Christian Faith

What You Will Do
• Maintain a working knowledge of financial aid processes & software.
• Scan documents with emphasis on speed & accuracy.
• Organize & manage to file documents & reports.
• Create & implement efficiencies as warranted. Complete special projects as assigned.
• Maintain a working knowledge of all financial aid guidelines, particularly those regarding scholarships.
• Review & award scholarships within specifications, including researching documents & awarding summer aid.
• Evaluate & disseminate all incoming mail, which requires knowledge of financial aid, including the ability to review documents & make decisions regarding how various documents impact different aspects of financial aid.
• Deliver outgoing mail & ensure resources are used accurately and effectively.
• Maintain student files according to retention policies.
• Maintain training notes regarding all applicable procedures.
• Perform all other duties as assigned to support Baylor’s mission
• Ability to comply with University policies
• Maintain regular and punctual attendance

To Apply

To apply or view the full position description, please click the job posting link.

The Baylor Experience

Working at Baylor is so much more than simply having a job! As part of the Baylor family, employees not only receive a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical and dental insurance, generous time off, and fantastic automatic retirement contributions*, they also get to experience Baylor.

• Experience the culture of working for an institution consistently ranked as a “Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education
• Experience a mission driven organization based on a strong Christian commitment (
• Experience Baylor academics with outstanding tuition remission for staff and qualified dependents*
• Experience our beautiful campus with access to libraries, museums, and recreational facilities such as our fitness center, athletic courts, an indoor swimming pool, and the Baylor marina to name a few
• Experience our great dining facilities and enjoy an employee discount
• Experience Baylor athletics with reduced admission or free access to athletic events
• Experience Baylor through many more wonderful events and programs that take place on campus each year

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About Baylor

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continuously operating university in Texas. The university provides a vibrant campus community for over 16,000 students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Baylor is actively recruiting staff who support our mission as we pursue our bold vision, Illuminate.

Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion among its selection criteria. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.


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