Responsible for awarding, monitoring and/or reconciling various federal, state, and institutional grants and scholarships. Develops and coordinates quality assurance programs for the Student Financial Aid Office related to grant and scholarship programs. Employee will report to the Assistant Director—Federal and State Programs. In performing these duties, the employee will:
Monitor Federal Pell Grant awards to ensure accuracy. Work with Department of Education (ED) and other colleges and universities to resolve Pell Grant overpayments. Assist with the management of TEACH Grant awards. Monitor Ohio College Opportunity Grant awards to ensure accuracy and recipient eligibility. Process Federal Pell Grant and Ohio College Opportunity Grant edit reports. Award and monitor grant programs in states including but not limited to Pennsylvania, Indiana, and DC. Serve as a liaison to state agencies originating awards. Process aid adjustments when appropriate, update student computer file and correspond with federal or state agency regarding resolution.
Award and monitor state scholarship programs including but not limited to Ohio Academic Scholarship, Ohio War Orphans Scholarship, Nurse Education Assistance loan and Choose Ohio First Scholarship programs. Submit rosters by term deadlines and request payment from Ohio Board of Regents. Communicate with Ohio Board of Regents regarding student eligibility and payment process.
Perform weekly Pell reconciliation to ensure compliance with federal reporting guidelines. Perform monthly reconciliation for other grant and scholarship programs. Resolve discrepancies and amend or adjust awards and roster submissions. Collaborate with Finance Division to ensure receipt and proper accounting of funds. Work with Finance division on return of funds to sponsoring agency in cases of overpayment.
Manage and oversee the Federal Direct Loan program. Insure funds are awarded, disbursed and applied to students' aid and account files. Guarantee that the Direct Loan program is reconciled on a weekly basis. Work with Common Origination and Disbursement (COD) on monthly and year end reports. Research and problem-solve issues related to Direct lending. Serve as the liaison with the Direct Loan Servicer. Assist with set up each year of the Direct Lending module including the promissory note and assist with testing new Direct Loan releases. Balance the Direct Lending account with Student Accounts and COD.
Develop and implement measures for ensuring accuracy or student awards for grant and scholarship programs. Assist Assistant Director—Federal and State Programs with SFAO portion of annual Ohio Board of Regents Audit.
Will also participate in on-going professional development activities including participation in SFAO, Enrollment Management (EM), and Student Affairs and Services (SAS) activities.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelors' degree with three (3) years of experience; -OR- Associate's degree with five (5) years of experience; -OR- seven (7) years of experience. Experience must be in program development or business administration. Experience may require at least one (1) year of supervision.
This position will be a professional position paid at an hourly rate.
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The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.
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