Financial Aid Specialist

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Work type: USPS (Staff)
Location: Main Campus (Orlando)
Categories: Student Development/Enrollment Services

Classification Title:

Financial Aid Specialist

Job Description:

  • Experience in higher education case management, background in higher education, student affairs, or counseling.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, presentation skills, critical-thinking skills, use of sound judgement.
  • Strong attention to accuracy and detail.
  • Skills relevant to establishing and maintaining successful partnerships with students and student organizations, parents, faculty/staff, administration, members of the community and other stakeholders.
  • Ability to interpret data, distinguish nuances, and evaluate multiple course of action.
  • Ability to take initiative, balance multiple projects, set priorities and work autonomously yet also as a member of a team.
  • Ability to communicate difficult/sensitive information.
  • Experience in a higher education setting.
  • Ability to effectively interact with a diverse population.
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative
  • Experience working in an urban education environment.
  • Experience screening calls and working with students.


SDES - Financial Aid

Work Schedule:

Monday through Friday; 8am to 5pm

Type of Appointment:


Expected Salary:

$32,703 - Negotiable

Minimum Qualifications:

High School Diploma or Equivalent and 0+ years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • The preferred candidate will have strong recent financial aid experience in a financial aid office and PeopleSoft experience.
  • The ability to focus and pay attention to detail in a high volume busy environment is necessary.

Additional Application Materials Requirements:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

This is a repost position. Previous applicants are still being considered and do not need to reapply.

Health Assessment Required:


Veteran’s Preference

Preference will be given to eligible veterans and their eligible spouses in accordance with Chapter 295 of the Florida Statutes. Applicants claiming preference are responsible for providing required documentation by the closing date of the position. For more information on Veterans’ Preference, please visit

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.


The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.


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