admissions financial aid coordinator resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

A self-motivated professional, with over 20 years of experience, knowledgeable and highly proficient in developing creative solutions, while implementing objective decision making and maintaining a positive attitude to build team relationships. Proficient at developing outreach strategies to reach organizational goals and capitalize on new revenue sources.

  • Goal Setting
  • Critical Thinking
  • Prioritizing and Planning
  • Sales Support
  • Team Building Leadership
  • Adaptable to Changing Conditions
  • Work Planning
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Service-Oriented
Work History
09/1997 to Current
Admissions/Financial Aid Coordinator Heritage Valley Kennedy School Of Nursing City, STATE,
  • Administers and monitors federal, state and institutional financial aid programs to eligible students.
  • Communicates regularly with Admissions Coordinator and affiliate college advisors to adhere to applicable admissions requirements and policies.
  • Counsels students and parents to the financial aid process and available borrowing options.
  • Evaluates student’s need; performs need analysis for eligibility.
  • Completes federal, state and institutional reports.
  • Develops financial aid information for dissemination and present to current and prospective students during Open House and recruitment events.
  • Responds to federal, state and institutional audits.
  • Processes applications and awards.
  • Assesses financial aid services; makes recommendations for change and improvements, as needed.
  • Analyzes financial aid reports for accuracy, operating within budget constraints, and proper reporting to various agencies.
  • Maintains current knowledge of federal and state regulations and guidelines to properly administer the financial aid program.
  • Works collaboratively with business and accounting departments to oversee the critical flow of all grant, loan, and institutional dollars to proper entities, as required.
  • Assists with recruitment and retention of all applicable students.
  • Assists with course registration and enrollment of all applicable students.
  • Collaborates with Marketing to ensure website and media material is up to date.
  • Completed journal entries, reconciliations and account analysis to prepare quarterly financial documents and general account management.
  • Created and distributed reports on internal and external finances, audits and budgets.
  • Updated and reviewed financial reporting packages and managed financial reporting processes, including Federal/State and institutional scholarship programs.
  • Worked with both internal and external users to create detailed financial reports.
  • Authored presentations and documentation for distribution to current and prospective students.
  • Counseled students and parents about financial aid options and program details.
  • Reviewed financial aid appeals, issuing secondary and final judgments on award packages.
  • Represented financial aid office at group meetings with high school students and parents.
03/1994 to 08/1997
Teller/ Commercial Lending Specialist PNC Bank City, STATE,
  • Evaluated loan applications and documentation to determine credit worthiness.
  • Rejected loans by explaining deficiencies to applicants.
  • Approved loans by issuing checks or depositing funds via EFT to customer accounts or by forwarding customer applications to loan committees.
  • Helped customers by answering questions and by responding to requests.
  • Accomplished bank mission by completing related results as needed.
  • Compiled database of loan applicants' credit histories, corporate financial statements and other financial information.
  • Developed prospects for new loans by conducting approximately 50 cold calls weekly.
  • Successfully closed average of 20 loans per month.
  • Originated, reviewed, processed, closed and administered customer loan proposals.
  • Recommended loan approvals and denials based on customer loan application reviews.
08/1993 to 10/1994
Teller/Customer Service Associate National City Bank City, STATE,
  • Provided account services to customers by receiving deposits and loan payments; cashing checks; recording night and mail deposits; and answering questions or forwarding to other bank services.
  • Cross-sold bank products by answering inquiries.
  • Developed and maintained relationships with local business owners.
  • Resolved problems, improved operations and provided exceptional service.
  • Offered friendly and efficient service to all customers, handled challenging situations with ease.
  • Evaluated customer information to explore issues, develop potential solutions and maintain high-quality service.
04/1992 to 06/1992
Paralegal Student Assistant Reed- Smith, Shaw And McClay, LLP City, STATE,
  • Provided support to attorneys, under the direct supervision of an attorney.
  • Completed substantive legal documentation/ reports/ dockets, etc.
  • Researched and analyzed law sources, as requested.
  • Performed clerical duties.
  • Coordinated trial exhibits by organizing materials, writing documentation and preparing digital materials and displays.
  • Created highly researched and articulate legal paperwork such as pleadings, contracts and briefs.
Expected in 08/2020
BA: Organizational Leadership Studies, Business Management
Geneva University - Beaver Falls, PA 15010,
  • Majored in Leadership Studies
  • Minored Business Management
Expected in 06/2019
Associate of Arts: Business Management Studies
CCBC - Monaca, PA 15061,
Expected in 05/1992
Certificate, Paralegal Studies: Paralegal Studies
Duffs Business Institute - Pittsburgh, PA
Expected in 06/1990
High School Diploma:
Aliquippa High School - Aliquippa, PA

Advisory Member, Nursing ABVC/ Portage Learning

Member, PHEAA Roundtable Committee

Member, Western PA Admissions Counselor Board

Associate Member, PASFAA (Pennsylvania Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators)

Associate Member, EASFAA (Eastern Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators)

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Geneva University
  • CCBC
  • Duffs Business Institute
  • Aliquippa High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Admissions/Financial Aid Coordinator
  • Teller/ Commercial Lending Specialist
  • Teller/Customer Service Associate
  • Paralegal Student Assistant


  • BA
  • Associate of Arts
  • Certificate, Paralegal Studies
  • High School Diploma

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