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financial aid advisor resume example with 11+ years of experience

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Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000, resumesample@example.com
Summary

Experienced financial aid, admissions, and career counselor who has earned trust and respect from students, colleagues and administration for 12 years. Results-oriented Account Manager who excels in revealing customer needs and delivering solutions. Accomplished counselor in building loyal customers and client base to achieve both short and long-term organization goals, along with individuals to enhance student's success.

Highlights
  • Banner experienced
  • Campus 360 experienced
  • Schedule management
  • Excellent interpersonal and coaching skills
  • Recruiting and selection techniques
  • Deadline-oriented
  • Microsoft Office
  • Quickbooks
Experience
08/2014 to Financial Aid Advisor Concorde Career Institute | Garden Grove, CA,

Conducts needs analysis in compliance with federal criteria to determine the relative eligibility of each financial aid applicant.

Conducts verification of student and parent application data in compliance with federal criteria.

Determines the types and amounts of financial aid to be awarded through the packaging process according to federal, state and institutional requirements. Monitors individual student awards. Resolves data conflicts and over awards.

Works with Financial Aid Coordinator on individual student appeals concerning eligibility. Utilizes professional judgment to adjust a student's eligibility based on documented mitigating circumstances in accordance with federal statutes. May refer complex eligibility situations to the Financial Aid Coordinator.

Provides financial aid counseling to students and parents regarding all aspects of financial aid process. Makes necessary referrals to other student service offices.

Provides support to students experiencing family, personal or economic crises which may impact school performance. Specific focus on working with special needs populations to identify unique needs and coordinate appropriate services.

Monitors and evaluates satisfactory academic progress of students. Assists Financial Aid Coordinator with adjudication of student appeals relating to academic progress.

Interacts with appropriate outside entities in order to facilitate the student eligibility process.

Participates in the development of institutional financial aid policies and procedures that will positively impact efficiency and quality of service provided.

Maintains appropriate documentation via data entry system.

Participate in annual training and professional organizations to keep abreast of new information and program changes to be implemented.

Performs other duties as assigned.

04/2013 to 05/2014 Assistant Director of Admissions Gwynedd-Mercy College | Gwynedd Valley, PA,
  • Recruited prospective students, career counseled students of the programs and potential career opportunities and information of career programs available to them and helped them continue on to graduation and begin working in the field of choice.
  • Assisted students in the application and enrollment process to ensure all federal rules and regulations were followed.
  • 150+ phone calls and emails were made to bring in new prospects who were potentially inquiring going to school.
  • Also, assisted the Director of Admissions in team activities for moral boosting and meetings.
  • Trained other admission advisors in crafting their career by building their community involvement to develop relationships with clients.
  • Recruited co-workers for the organization, that have exceeded company standards.
  • Responsible for budgets and goal forecasting per start.
12/2012 to 04/2013 Assistant Director of Admissions Gwynedd-Mercy College | Gwynedd Valley, PA,
  • Recruited prospective students, informed prospects of the programs and potential career opportunities and information of career programs available.
  • Assisted students in the application and enrollment process to ensure all federal rules and regulations were followed.
  • 120+ phone calls and emails were made daily to bring in new prospects who were potentially inquiring going to school.
  • Inspired students to translate their academic interests into the real world by taking positive actions.
  • Lectured and communicated effectively with students from diverse backgrounds.
08/2010 to 11/2012 Senior Enrollment Advisor/ Interim Enrollment Director Florida Mortgage Bankers H K | Washington, DC,
  • Recruited prospective students, informed prospects of the programs and potential career opportunities and information of career programs available.
  • Assisted students in the application and enrollment process to ensure all federal rules and regulations were followed.
  • Made phone calls and emails were made to bring in new prospects who were potentially inquiring going to school.
  • Also, assisted the Director of Admissions in team activities and meetings.
  • Trained other admission advisors in crafting their skills to build strong relationships with the community and potential students.
11/2009 to 11/2010 Marketing Representative Sears | Chesapeake, VA,
  • Sold direct marketing campaigns to local businesses.
  • Advanced through a series of promotions, culminating in oversight of group copy division and 5 member team.
  • Created concept and copy for media ads.
10/2007 to 08/2009 Sales Representative Sears | Chester, NY,
  • Selling services of the inventory counting to various retail companies.
  • Other responsibilities included counting inventory at various stores and inputting into the company's specific machines.
  • Worked overnights and traveled to different companies to count products for the store.
09/2006 to 03/2008 Career Services Advisor / Academic Advisor Munson Medical Center | Traverse City, MI,
  • Recruited prospective students, informed prospects of the programs and potential career opportunities and information of career programs available.
  • Assisted students in the application and enrollment process to ensure all of their needs were met and questions were answered.
12/2005 to 10/2006 Sales Representative Starving Students Moving Co | City, STATE,
  • answering about 100 calls.
  • a day , Generating sales with assigned duties, inputting data of sales and logging finished work.
  • Data entry of sales reports, checking for grammatical errors and correcting.
10/2000 to 06/2004 Admissions representative Brooks College | City, STATE,
  • Recruited prospective students, showed the campus to students.
  • Assisted students in the application and enrollment process.
  • Local and non-local students.
  • Returned phones calls and emails to students inquiring about the school.
Accomplishments
  • Collaborated with prospective clients to prepare efficient product marketing strategies and drive business development.
  • Developed client databases for monthly enrollments of clients/students.
  • Ranked #2 company wide for students enrolled, based on counseling to a career path: 2011 Built and maintained a network of professional businesses for student placement and internships.
Education
Expected in 2015 Master of Science | Higher Education Kaplan University, Davenport, IA GPA:
Expected in 2013 B.S | Business Administration Kaplan University, Davenport, IA GPA:

Business Administration

Languages

Greek

French

Romanian

Interests

Community Involvement


Volunteer, Habitat for Humanity, 2002 & 2005


Little League, Coach, 2005-2008


Joy Junction Women's shelter - 2012;2014

Additional Information
Skills

Academic advising, ads, budgets, coaching, interpersonal skills with students, assisted in employee training, forecasting and projecting data, and SQL familiar.

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Kaplan University
  • Kaplan University

Job Titles Held:

  • Financial Aid Advisor
  • Assistant Director of Admissions
  • Assistant Director of Admissions
  • Senior Enrollment Advisor/ Interim Enrollment Director
  • Marketing Representative
  • Sales Representative
  • Career Services Advisor / Academic Advisor
  • Sales Representative
  • Admissions representative

Degrees

  • Master of Science
  • B.S

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