Financial Aid & Scholarships Graduate Assistant-Student Hourly

Position Overview

This position assists with various segments of the financial aid programs administered by the Financial Aid and Scholarships office. Part of the professional development for this position will be to develop expertise with the Federal Higher Education Amendments (HEOA), as well as with other federal, state, institutional and private financial aid regulations and policies. The University of Kansas Lawrence Campus office of Financial Aid and Scholarships (FAS) serves students, families, and the community by providing federal, state, and institutional financial aid information and resources to assist students in achieving their educational goals. FAS is committed to providing quality financial aid services to its constituents while maintaining equality and accountability in the administration of public, institutional, and private financial aid funds. The office of Financial Aid and Scholarships is a department within the Enrollment Management division.

Job Description

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following program areas:

  1. Educates prospective and current students regarding school-related financial aid including the application and awarding process, budgeting and the securing of resources to meet expenses.
  2. Serves as a point of contact students, families, University colleagues, and other parties in appointments, over the phone, and via email regarding scholarship and financial aid programs and processes.
  3. Participates on the Satisfactory Academic Progress Team, including reviewing appeals. In conjunction with an academic advisor, makes professional judgment determinations to either reinstate federal aid eligibility or deny an appeal.
  4. Assists in reviewing and distributing Emergency Grant Applications to the Emergency Aid Network (EAN), communicating financial information for the Network to review during their awarding processes. Assists in editing and maintaining the EAN communications, including the website, Attends EAN meetings to discuss ongoing efforts and changes needed to improve review processes.
  5. Provides support for federal, state, institutional, and/or private financial aid programs. Completes General Need Analysis Requests and other confirmation of aid requests. Reviews budget adjustment requests and adjusts budgets in the Student Administration System accordingly.
  6. Participates in outreach events including on-campus and off-campus programs, high school financial aid nights, and Orientation.
  7. Participates in planning Financial Aid Awareness Month activities to promote the KU undergraduate February 1st FAFSA priority date.
  8. Completes special projects as assigned. Job responsibilities may be adjusted based on the Graduate Assistant’s specific areas of interest.

Required Qualifications

  1. KU graduate student enrolled in the Higher Education Master’s degree program for the 2023-24 academic year.
  2. Demonstrated effective oral and written communication skills.
  3. Eligibility for Federal Work-Study.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Experience in Financial Aid, Scholarships, Admissions, Academic Advising or closely related area.
  2. Demonstrated ability to organize and deliver presentations to a variety of audiences.
  3. Demonstrated experience in problem solving.
  4. Demonstrated ability to work independently.

Contact Information to Applicants

Jacob Isaacson

Advertised Salary Range


Work Schedule

A minimum of 20 hours per week. If available, the Graduate Assistant may request to work up to 29 hours per week during the academic year and/or summer.

Anticipated Start Date

Monday June 5, 2023

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Posting Information

  • Posting ID:  25243BR
  • Department:  Financial Aid & Scholarships
  • Primary Campus:  University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
  • Reg/Temp:  Temporary
  • Employee Class:  S-Student

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