Financial Aid Specialist

Harford Community College


Posted: 03-Dec-23

Location: Bel Air, Maryland

Salary: Open


Financial Aid

Internal Number: 4114

Job Description:

The purpose of the Financial Aid Specialist position is to provide support to the financial aid office in award processing, loan processing, and electronic processing. Duties include but are not limited to: Verifying required student data; supporting the student loan program with entrance counseling and student processing; Processing financial aid awards and loans; Providing electronic support for various processes; Receiving visitors and phone calls, answering inquiries, and providing assistance with information; Maintaining student files; Preparing correspondence, forms, memos, and other documents; Database entry and retrieval of information regarding student financial aid; Other duties according to the overall needs of the office, or as assigned by supervisor.
Employees of Harford Community College, including instructors for online and virtual courses, must be residents of Maryland or the contiguous states of Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia or the District of Columbia; non-residents are expected to relocate to meet this requirement.

Required Education:

Bachelors degree

Required Experience:

Minimum of 2 years of related experience, preferably in financial aid or a related profession. Knowledge of database programs and experience working with large databases preferred.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of database programs and experience working with large databases preferred
  • Strong problem-solving abilities including resolving discrepancies with data
  • A positive and customer-focused attitude
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to manage multiple complex and time sensitive projects simultaneously
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to keep abreast of federal, state and institutional regulations, policies, and procedures

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About Harford Community College
Harford Community College has served as an anchor institution in Harford County since its inception in 1957. We are a mid-sized, comprehensive college committed to serving our community through high caliber educational offerings and cultural events.

HCC’s mission of “Grow. Achieve. Inspire. Contribute.” and our vision of continuously striving for satisfaction, completion, and success throughout the College community is demonstrated by our shared organizational values of Agency, Equity and Inclusion, Communication and Collaboration, Respect, and Innovation. Harford Community College is an Achieving the Dream institution, joining a network of higher education institutions and partners to enhance community college student opportunity, access, and success.

Our beautiful, 352-acre campus is conveniently located near Baltimore, MD; Philadelphia, PA; Washington, DC; and Wilmington, DE. We offer more than 80 affordable degree and certificate programs to nearly 2,000 full-time and 7,500 part-time students, as well as a wide variety of noncredit continuing education courses to nearly 11,000 students per year.
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