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Los Angeles, California, United States (hybrid)
19 days ago
School of Visual Arts
New York, New York, United States (on-site)
30+ days ago
Los Angeles, California, United States
19 days ago
Job Type
Financial Aid Administration
Min Experience
2-3 Years
Min Education
Associates Degree
Job Function
Administrative / Clerical / Secretarial


AMDA College of the Performing Arts, with campuses in New York City and Hollywood, is one of the foremost post-secondary performing arts colleges in the country. AMDA offers various pathways for students to receive unparalleled performing arts education taught by world-class industry professionals, including Professional Conservatory Certificates as well as undergraduate and graduate degrees (Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Arts, Associate of Occupational Studies, Master of Fine Arts and Master of Arts).        

The Financial Aid Counselor is responsible for the administration of financial aid awards to students and advising students and parents regarding financial aid matters. The person in this role should be comfortable with coming in office.


Primary Responsibilities:
  • Counsel and assist parents/students in the selection of funding sources through written correspondence, telephone, and face to face interaction.
  • Review all required financial aid documentation for accuracy and federal guidelines; review CampusVue, FAA/CPS, NSLDS, and ELMNET for information inconsistencies.
  • Review the FAFSA for errors and documentation required regarding age, SSN, citizenship, income, & dependency status.
  • Analyze tax information to complete the verification process based on the collection of documents as specified by the Department of Education (DOE); review documents per Federal Verification Guidelines to determine eligibility for kinds and amounts of Federal Aid.
  • Generate “Missing Information Letters” notifying students of missing documents necessary for determination of financial aid eligibility.
  • Correct and transmit ISIR information to the Federal Data Base, when corrections are needed for awarding of Federal Aid.
  • Run credit checks for Federal Direct Parent Plus loans when eligible.
  • Certify and process alternative loans for students.
  • Conduct Entrance and Exit interviews with students.
  • Package and award students Federal and Institutional funds per Federal guidelines and institutional policies.
  • Follow up with parents and/or lenders concerning any problems with alternative loan processing or disbursements.
  • Coordinate with the Bursar office for mailings of award letters/financial plans for students and families.
  • Initiate professional judgment process for eligible students.
  • Collaborate with Bursar to reconcile student accounts where there are discrepancies and financial aid is involved.
  • Complete and return paperwork for students who qualify for outside, state and other scholarships by paper or electronically.
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Associates degree required, bachelors degree preferred.
  • 1 year of Financial Aid experience.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to relate effectively with many types of individuals, and the ability to write clearly and persuasively to deliver first class customer service.
  • Strong organization skills and ability to work independently.
  • Experience and knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite specifically Word and Excel.
  • Experience with CampusVue / Anthology is a plus.
Position Information:   
  • This position is subject to a background check upon a conditional offer of employment and a reference check.
  • The pay range for this position is $26.50/hour - $31.25/hour.
  • This is a full time position requiring 40 hours per week.
  • This is a Hybrid position requiring 2-3 days in person per week. Remote versus In-Person hours are scheduled based on department needs.
Diversity and Qualifications:
  • AMDA is fully committed to diversity, inclusivity, and equity throughout the teaching and learning process. We encourage applications from individuals who have extensive experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.
  • Successful candidates will have a sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of our students, including disabilities that may affect students' development and learning styles.
  • Members of traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
Job ID: 73273951
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