Job: Financial Aid Specialist I

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Job Description

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Grand Canyon University’s Office of Financial Aid is currently seeking Financial Aid Specialists.  The Financial Aid Specialist works with the Enrollment staff to evaluate and determine new or continuing students’ eligibility for and amount of financial aid awards according to federal regulations and guidelines, which includes fee waivers, scholarships, loans, grants and work-study employment. Financial Aid Specialists work through the Enrollment staff to disseminate information to students.


  • Reviews and verifies information on undergraduate student applications for completeness, accuracy and eligibility for financial aid.
  • Audits required financial aid documents including Master Promissory notes, Entrance Counseling, etc. to confirm compliance with local, state and federal regulations and policies.
  • Accurately inputs data, information, changes, corrections and new awards into database(s).
  • Reviews/evaluates student appeals of financial aid award determinations and intercedes for students with participating departments.
  • Processes disbursements for financial aid funds accurately and efficiently.
  • Maintains current knowledge of state grants and scholarships, federal programs, veterans’ programs, scholarships and federal, state and University regulations related to financial aid.
  • Maintains confidentiality of students’ and/or parents/guardians’ personal, private and financial information.
  • Must be willing to work over time when needed.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, high volume environment meeting quality and quantity requirements within timelines.


  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution is preferred.
  • One year related work experience.
  • Work experience with CampusVue or other financial aid software systems/database(s) is preferred.
  • May consider an equivalent combination of education, training and relevant work experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved. 
  • Accurate, thorough and very detail oriented.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, high volume environment meeting quality and quantity requirements within timelines.
  • Must be willing to work over time when needed.
  • Must be able to pass pre-employment background investigations.
  • Provide a positive example to students by supporting the University’s Doctrinal Statement, Ethical Position Statement and Mission of Grand Canyon University.


GCU’s Christian worldview has shaped the university’s mission and growth for more than 65 years. As a Christ-centered higher education institution, GCU integrates faith, learning and work to connect the GCU community with distinct Christian principles and strong central values. At GCU, working professionals may find their purpose in ways marked by compassion, service, integrity and concern for the common good.

Employment is contingent upon the satisfactory outcome (as determined by the university) of pre-employment screening activities, including a background check.

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Posted 30+ Days Ago

Full time