Financial Aid Associate

  • Raritan Valley Community College
  • Branchburg, NJ, USA
  • Mar 25, 2022
Full time Business/Financial Affairs/Financial Aid

Job Description


Raritan Valley Community College

Financial Aid Associate


Ranked by and as the #1 community college in New Jersey, Raritan Valley Community College has been serving as an academic and cultural center for Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for 50 years. The College has been nationally recognized for its service to the community, environmental stewardship, and commitment to diversity. It is home to a Planetarium, Science Education Institute and 3M Observatory, a 1,000-seat Theatre, an Honors College for high achieving students and much more.

The College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates, as well as career training, small business assistance through the Small Business Development Center, professional development, and adult and youth personal enrichment courses. RVCC is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. For further information, visit

Job Description:

Raritan Valley Community College has an anticipated opening of Financial Aid Associate.

Under the direction of the Director of Financial Aid, the Financial Aid Associate will be responsible for assisting in the administration of Federal, State and Institutional Financial Aid Programs. The Associate is responsible for reconciling Pell and Direct loans. Advising students and parents in the financial aid process, eligibility and procedures.  This position will review and evaluate applications and make award adjustments. In addition, the Financial Aid Associate will be responsible for packaging awards, monitoring expenditures and reconciling other data.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Responsible for reconciling Pell and Direct loans with the federal government on a monthly basis.

Reviews, verifies, and processes applications and supporting documents in accordance with established guidelines to determine financial aid eligibility in coordination with Associate Director.

Prepares financial aid packages, including grants and loan certification in coordination with Associate Director.

Provide information to students and their families regarding financial aid programs.

Assist students with interpretation of financial aid status and eligibility for programs.

Evaluate and resolve student inquiries, issues, and problems.

Import/Export financial aid applications and other financial aid data files using ED Connect.

Maintains ongoing knowledge of Federal, State, and College financial aid/ loan regulations.

Import/Export financial aid processing with ProEducation Solutions.

Perform Financial Aid presentations on and off campus.

Requires weekly evening office hours and Saturday events as assigned. 



Preferred and Required Qualifications


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Experience with ELM, NSLDS, NJHESAA E-Administrator, Banner software applications, ED Connect required.
  • Excellent organization and administrative skills with attention to detail and deadlines.
  • Excellent human relation skills and ability to work in a multicultural environment.
  • Bilingual-Spanish preferred. 

Additional Information:

Physical Demands:

  • Requires sitting, standing, bending, kneeling and/or crouching, walking, and climbing.
  • Looking at and utilizing dual computer monitors.
  • Occasionally move and lift up to 25 pounds. 

Application Details

Application Instructions:

As a New Jersey First Act Employer, new employees must establish a primary residence in New Jersey within one year unless an exemption applies.

RVCC's starting salary is commensurate with educational qualifications and experience. We also offer an attractive benefits package.

For consideration of the above position, please submit your cover letter and resume online: 

We regret that we are unable to respond to each and every resume received. Only those candidates of interest will be contacted directly.

Raritan Valley Community College is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer. We will implement the policy to assure that the employment opportunities offered at the institution are available to all persons.

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