Student Financial Aid Specialist

  • part_time
  • Germany

Meridian University

About the Position

Meridian University is looking for a Financial Aid specialist.  In this role you will focus on advising students on financial aid options as well as implementing aid awarding and processing. Candidates will use their experience with Federal Student Aid and other types of financial aid to maintain and develop systems and processes.

Classification: Part-Time
Location: 100% Remote or Hybrid in Santa Monica or Petaluma, CA

Key Responsibilities
  • Award and process Federal Student Aid.
  • Award and process other aid sources administered by the University.
  • Be a key player in the maintenance and development internal financial aid programs.
  • Coordinate and take part in student account processes.
  • Interface with students and liaise with third party administrators.
  • Maintain alignment of internal documentation and processes with federal and state regulations.
  • Oversee compliance matters in conjunction with the University’s Quality and Compliance team.
  • Produce and maintain educational materials and support systems for students.
  • Review student adherence with eligibility requirements.
  • As needed, assist with billing and payments, document management, auditing, and general FSA coordination.
Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in a related field OR 3+ years’ experience in relevant roles.
  • Experience working with higher education students.
  • In-depth knowledge of the student application process.
  • Ability to stay “in the know” regarding federal, state, institutional, and private financial aid regulations.
  • Exceptional time management skills, with an interest in efficiency and optimization.
  • Comfort in fast-paced and continuously evolving environments.
  • Advanced critical thinking skills.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in a related field.
  • Experience working with graduate students.
  • Leadership experience.
About Meridian University

Founded 30 years ago in the San Francisco Bay Area, Meridian University offers master’s and doctoral programs in Psychology, Education and Business with diverse concentrations available within each of these programs. Meridian’s integrated, innovative curriculum is designed to be experiential and transformative.  Graduates are engaged in varied professional contexts that include coaching, psychotherapy, organizational development, facilitation, social healing, social entrepreneurship, and transformative leadership.

Meridian’s graduate programs are available in two formats, hybrid and 100% online. This model supports students who are working professionals and balancing other life commitments to move forward towards their personal and professional future.

Meridian is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission and approved by the US Department of Education for participation in the Federal Student Aid program. WASC is the Department of Education-recognized regional accreditor for such schools as the University of California at Berkeley, UCLA, and Stanford University. Meridian’s licensable degrees have been recognized by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences and Board of Psychology for over 25 years.

How to Apply

Use the Meridian Careers site at… to apply. A cover letter and resume are required. In your cover letter, speak to your alignment with Meridian’s vision and mission as well as your skills and capacities relevant to the role description and qualifications.

Please do not call, email, or drop-in regarding your application. We cannot respond to all applications due to the volume received.

Meridian is committed to diversity across all criteria-of-difference in its staff, faculty, and students through affirmative hiring policies and practices as well as global availability of positions and educational offerings.


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