Financial Aid Specialist
Union, Missouri - Full Time

East Central College has an opening for a Financial Aid Specialist for State Programs/Foundation Scholarships responsible for communicating awards, maintaining program information, and providing financial aid advisement to students.  Knowledgeable about all financial aid programs and procedures with emphasis on State of Missouri student aid programs and foundation scholarships.

Minimum Qualifications: (A comparable amount of training, education or experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.)

  • Completion of an Associate degree and 1 year related experience.

Essential Tasks: (Employee must be able to perform the following essential functions to the satisfaction of the employee’s supervisor.)

  • Assist student financial aid applicants and recipients by providing accurate information, appropriate materials, and procedural instructions for completing the FAFSA.
  • Assist students by providing general information on all available financial aid programs.
  • Collect and record required documents related to financial aid applications in a manner which is consistent, organized and meets all federal, state and institutional guidelines.
  • Code documentation appropriately and enter into the Colleague Communication Management System.
  • Process awards for various state financial aid programs for targeted student populations; process student financial aid accounts.
  • Create and maintain a complete list of all Foundation and Outside scholarships.
  • Bill donors and manage all incoming checks for outside scholarships.
  • Adjust spreadsheets and student accounts daily to match eligibility. Send letters to students informing of eligibility and missing information.
  • Monitor and publicize all outside scholarship applications received by the financial aid office writing brief descriptions of the criteria and deadlines for applications.
  • Performs FA/SP application announcement/collection/certification of the Marguerite Ross Barnett scholarships.
  • Performs awarding and certification of Bright Flight scholarships.
  • Performs awarding and certification of Access Missouri scholarships.
  • Performs awarding and certification of Public Service Officer Survivor Grant scholarships.
  • Performs any/all necessary return of funds to MDHE on ineligible state funds.
  • Certifies ETV eligibility forms and places award amount in Colleague.
  • Available to present at orientations as well as other admission/welcome events.
  • Available for on-site and off-site FAFSA completion events.
  • Perform assigned responsibilities, duties, and tasks according to established practices, procedures, and standards in a safe and efficient manner, with minimal supervision.

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Benefits: ECC offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefit package which includes medical, dental, vision and life insurance with no premium cost to the employee. Retirement benefits, generous paid leave, tuition waiver and tuition reimbursement benefits.

Minimum starting rate: $13.71/hour. Salary will commensurate with experience. Salary schedule can be viewed here.

East Central College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

East Central College is located about 60 minutes from St. Louis. Currently, more than 2,500 students are enrolled in a transfer or technical education program.  For more information about East Central College visit,

East Central College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status. Inquiries related to employment practices may be directed to Human Resources Director at 636-584-6710.  East Central College is an equal opportunity employer and provider of employment and training services.  Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.