Financial Aid Advisor - A+ & Access Missouri
Union, Missouri - Full Time

East Central College has an opening for a Financial Aid Advisor responsible for communicating awards, maintaining A+ information, and providing financial aid advisement to ECC scholarship and A+ students.

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

Completion of bachelor's degree; two years related experience

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

  • Manage all A+ budgets and report funding to the Missouri Department of Higher Education for eligible A+ students.
  • Advise A+ applicants and recipients concerning student aid procedures, costs associated with attending a post-secondary educational institution, personal budget development, and the economic responsibilities related to student and awards.
  • Identify and evaluate students’ needs; collaborate with students to set educational objectives, evaluate ongoing academic progress, and prepare students to meet graduation and transfer requirements.
  • Answer questions, inquiries, or requests of students, parents, lenders, guarantee agencies, staff in person, in writing or by telephone regarding financial aid eligibility and awards.
  • Promote student retention by demonstrating an understanding of students’ areas of interest, college and community resources, scholarship opportunities, and difficult financial and personal issues surrounding students’ lives.
  • Create and maintain a complete list of eligible A+ students, reviewing cumulative grade point averages each semester for both eligible and ineligible A+ students.
  • Monitor the student financial assistance academic progress policy to determine continued student eligibility.
  • Adjust spreadsheets and student accounts daily to match eligibility. Send letters to students informing of eligibility and missing information.
  • Manage and maintain billing for other A+ designated colleges for eligible courses taken at ECC.
  • Provide guidance to financial aid applicants and loan recipients concerning financial planning, resources, and their economic responsibilities related to awards.
  • Monitor the number of credits attempted per student for the A+ program.
  • Performs awarding and certification of Access Missouri scholarships.
  • Cross-trained in student loan processing, work study awarding, and MDHE default grant processing.
  • 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 comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision and life insurance with no premium cost to the employee for employee only coverage. Missouri Public School Retirement System benefits, generous paid leave, ECC tuition waiver for self and immediate family and tuition reimbursement benefits for employee.

Salary will be commensurate with experience. Position is a level 201. Salary schedule can be viewed here.

East Central College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

East Central College's Main Campus is located in Union, MO which is about 60 minutes west of St. Louis. East Central College has satellite locations in Rolla, MO which is about 60 minutes west of the Main Campus. 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.