Financial Aid Advisor

Broward College

Cypress Creek Administrative C, FL

ID: 7198503 (Ref.No. REQ-000041272)
Posted: December 4, 2023

Job Description

Job Profile Summary

Under limited supervision, the Financial Aid Advisor is responsible for assisting senior advisors, coordinators, and management with calculating eligibility, communicating effectively with students, pulling files and documents, and scanning. Ensures accuracy in financial aid data for state and federal reporting. Other duties may include assisting students at the counter at the campus locations. Performs related duties as assigned.

This position allows eligible veterans and their spouses to claim Veterans’ Preference pursuant to Florida Statute 295. Certain servicemembers may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements, in the employment by the state and its political subdivisions and are encouraged to apply for the positions being filled.

Applicants claiming preference are responsible for providing required documentation at the time of submitting application.

For information on obtaining a DD 214 visit or call 1-866-272-6272.


Minimum Education:

  • Associates Degree.
  • An equivalent combination of experience and education may be considered where applicable.

Minimum Experience/Training:

  • Three years of relevant experience. Experience within field or closely related field.  

Essential Functions:

  • Daily -10%: Provides financial aid advice and counsels students on financial aid programs, eligibility requirements, and application processes while maintaining a level for individualized counseling to provide students with the most equitable financial aid award package.
  • Daily -30%: Processes financial aid by verifying data and certifying grants, loans and scholarship awards for students through income and budget analysis. Reviews and processes financial aid applications to determine basic eligibility and obtain additional documentation when necessary.
  • Daily -25%: Analyzes technical data records, which include accessing data included in federal systems, including but not limited to the National Student Loan Data System, the Federal Common Origination and Disbursement system, and the federal Central Processing System. 
  • Other, as Needed -5%: Assists in the construction and reconciliation of financial aid files for state and federal reporting.
  • Daily -10%: Resolves discrepancies and manually reconciles files from various reports when system limitations prevent automation.
  • Daily -10%: Responds to inquiries by researching and resolving problematic transactions; serves as a liaison with other departments in the resolution of day-to-day processing issues; crisis intervention referrals as needed.
  • Daily- 10%: Performs related duties as assigned. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to conduct reconciliation by analyzing complex data collaboratively with colleagues concerning the processes and procedures for the delivery of aid.
  • General understanding of the College’s structure, policies, procedures, and practices as it pertains to the immediate area and the college as a whole.
  • General knowledge of the practices, policies, and procedures governing the higher education student financial aid process
  • Ability to contribute in multiple related areas within the function
  • Understanding of and ability to coordinate interdependencies of work within the area and of resources from outside the area
  • Ability to exchange information with individuals and collaborate and colleagues within the College.
  • Requires intermediate to advanced knowledge of computer systems, i.e. Microsoft Office Products as well as specialized computer systems
  • Ability to interact and effectively communicate with a diverse employee and student population  


Respect for Others
Demonstrates respect for team members and constituents by valuing their contributions toward the goals of the work unit and the College. Maintains professionalism and contributes to a cohesive work environment

Cooperates and collaborates with individuals & groups that supports the mission and values of the College

Works effectively with all individuals and contributes to a positive environment by working with a diverse population of students, faculty, staff and external constituents. Contributes to an inclusive, respectful, and empowering working environment that welcomes varying perspectives

Flexibility & Adaptability
Adapts approaches as situations in the work environment changes. Supports change based on the environmental needs, emerging technologies, and system upgrades

Continuous Improvement & Learning
Actively develops one's own skills and explores opportunities for personal learning and continuous development within the job's functionality and in support of the goals and mission of department, division and the College  

Job Title

Financial Aid Advisor


Position Number



Job Status

Full time Regular



Financial Aid Operations Federal



Cypress Creek Administrative Center


Pay Grade




$36,800 - $43,240 - Salary commensurate with education and experience.


Work Shift

First Shift


Work Schedule

Monday - Friday/Weekends/Varies


Hours Per Week



Posting End Date

Open Until Filled



To be considered for this position, a completed online employment application along with a resume is required.


Designated Essential Personnel



FLSA Status



Position Classification

Professional Technical Staff (PTS)


Special Instructions to Applicant:

For positions requiring a degree, the official transcripts are required upon hire. An unofficial copy of the degree/transcript is acceptable during the application process and must be attached to the online application. If unable to attach the documentation, please email document to or fax to 954-201-7612, stating clearly the position name(s) and position number(s) the transcript is to be attached to.

Foreign Transcript: Transcripts issued outside of the United States require a equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the application deadline. All required documentation must be received on or before the job posting end date.

**Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the “Resume/CV/Transcript/License/Certification” section of the application**

Please refer to link with the instructions on how to submit an application with multiple documents. 

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of the required background screening process.

Broward College uses E-Verify to check employee eligibility to work in the United States.  You will be required to complete an I-9 Form and provide documentation of your identity for employment purposes.


Diversity and Inclusion are a priority at Broward College
Broward College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from eligible veterans and spouses of veterans, underrepresented groups, including minorities, women, and persons with disabilities. The College does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or any other legally protected classification.

For inquiries regarding Title IX and the college’s non-discrimination policies, contact the Vice President for Talent and Culture at 954-201-7449, Broward College, 6400 NW 6th Way, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309.

Applicants needing a reasonable accommodation with the application process, please contact the Talent and Culture Department at


The intent of this description is to illustrate the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and should not be interpreted of describe all the specific duties and responsibilities that may be required in any particular position. Directly related education/experience beyond the minimum stated may be substituted where appropriate at the discretion of the Appointing Authority. Broward College reserves the right to revise or change job duties, job hours, and responsibilities.