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:

  • Responsible for the dissemination of information for Student Financial Assistance with primary emphasis on phone counseling.
  • Advises and counsels students and parents regarding the financial aid process. Analyzes and evaluates students' financial needs. Advises on availability and sources of financial assistance including Pell Grant, Campus-based aid, Stafford loan, scholarships, and other programs. Interprets to students the policies, the processes, and the regulations pertaining to financial aid and all aid programs. Counseling occurs by telephone, through personal interviews, and email communications.
  • Participates in outreach activities and presentation of financial aid information to groups of students, parents, high school counselors, and/or the general public in workshop or training sessions.
  • Attends professional workshops, meetings, and training sessions to assure adequate professional development and keep abreast of current rules and regulations.
  • Performs other appropriate duties as assigned.


SDES - Financial Aid

Work Schedule:

Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm. Occasional evenings and weekends are required.

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 recent financial aid experience in a financial aid office, and excellent customer service and presentation skills.
  • PeopleSoft experience is a plus.

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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