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Financial Aid Officer

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Orange County/Irvine, CA

Job Description:

Stanbridge University is seeking a well-rounded Financial Aid Officer candidate to join our Financial Aid team. We are looking for a motivated self-starter who is people-oriented and gets along well within a team.

Employment Status:

full-time, hourly, non-exempt

Date Posted:

Essential Functions:

  • Adhere to the highest standards of compliance in performing all aspects of financial aid.
  • Adhere to the highest standards of customer service when dealing with students.
  • Responsible for turnkey student packaging all Title IV eligible programs.
  • Responsible for packaging all Campus Based Programs (Federal Work Study Program)
  • Responsible for Return to Title IV Calculation for your students.
  • Responsible for refund calculations for your students.
  • Manage Cohort Default Rate.
  • Manage receivables and collection.
  • Provide financial literacy training.
  • Help students complete FAFSA.
  • Analyze tax forms and other financial documents.
  • Complete verification process if student is selected by the DOE.
  • Assist students with completing private loan applications.
  • Assist students with completing MPN.
  • Conduct entrance loan counseling as required by Title IV.
  • Assist students with institutional payment plans.
  • Direct Loan certification.


  • A Bachelors degree from an accredited college.
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in Title IV Financial Aid.
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills with emphasis on Excel and Word.
  • Excellent written and verbal English skills.

Conditions of Employment:

  • The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those required of an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully.
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily and be physically present in the office.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function

Work Environment:

  • Standard office setting.
  • Typically, duties are performed in an office environment while sitting at a desk or computer workstation.
  • An incumbent is subject to contact with others, frequent interruptions, noise from talking or office equipment and demanding timelines.

Physical Demands:

  • The incumbent regularly sits for long periods, walks short distances on a regular basis
  • Uses hands and fingers to operate an electronic keyboard or other office machines; reaches with hands and arms; speaks clearly and distinctly to answer telephones and to provide information; sees to read fine print and operate computer; hears and understands voices over telephone and in person; and lifts, carries, and/or moves objects weighing up to 10 pounds.

We Offer:

  • Professional opportunities in a growing organization.
  • An organization that values and appreciates its employees.
  • A highly competitive pay and benefits package
  • A strong community service culture.

Stanbridge University is an equal opportunity employer with values and appreciation for its employees.

About Stanbridge University

Founded in 1996, Stanbridge University offers specialized degrees at the Master, Bachelor, and Associate levels in the fields of Nursing and Allied Health. Stanbridge is based in Irvine, California with an annual enrollment of over 1,600 students. For each year from 2009 through 2015, Stanbridge has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement. In 2017, Stanbridge University was awarded the 2017 School of the Year Award by California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools (CAPPS) for outstanding educational practices among higher education institutions. In 2016, Stanbridge University was awarded the Gold Award for Excellence in Community Service from CAPPS for offering students quality higher education while simultaneously maintaining efforts to assist the local community. Stanbridge University has been selected as a 2014-2015 School of Excellence by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), and also received its 2015 Excellence in Student Services Award for creating a comprehensive student services program that enhances student achievement outcomes. In 2013, Stanbridge University received the ACCSC Community Service Award for outstanding outreach to the local and global community. Institutional Research & Evaluation, Inc., has named Stanbridge University one of America’s Best Technical Colleges for each year from 2009 through 2016. For more information, please visit or call 888-789-6208.