The Los Angeles Film School
  • - Financial Aid
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • 21.63
  • Hourly
  • Full Time
  • Health, Dental, Vision, 401-K, FSA, Life, EAP, PTO

Purpose: The Financial Aid Counselor assists students complete and fund each academic year for school.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Guide current students and parents throughout the financial aid process in pursuit of first and subsequent degrees
  • Exercise independent professional judgment with minimal supervision to counsel students on optimal financial package based on individual circumstances
  • Represent the financial aid department at monthly Open House events and convey advice on how to secure tuition and living expenses to students and parents
  • Work closely with the Management to research, analyze, implement, and update the Financial Aid strategies for students based on specific socioeconomic background
  • Serve as a financial aid content expert for the school, working with all departments to ensure accurate understanding of issues, handling of questions and review of documents.
  • Ensure compliance with laws, regulations, accreditation standards and professional guidelines regarding student enrollment and financial aid.
  • Contact incoming students to secure documents necessary to complete files and verification.
  • Coordinate efforts with student and lender in relation to private loans
  • Counsel students and parents on PLUS applications, including denial options
  • Enter all correspondence and communication with students into systems
  • Ensure students do not exceed cost of education limits
  • Comply with federal regulations as outlined in Department of Education handbook
  • Offsite training as necessary to stay current on all Financial Aid issues
  • Maintain touchpoint process with each student for regular contact prior to start
  • Once hired must pass provided FA essentials training with 75% or better
  • Applicant must not currently be or have been in default on student loans
  • Able to communicate student academic progess as it pertains to financial aid 


Non-Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Adhere to policies and procedures of The Los Angeles Film School 
  • Maintain strict confidentiality of company and personnel information 
  • Adhere to company attendance standards


Other Responsibilities: Perform other duties as assigned


Supervisory Responsibilities: None



  • Self-motivated and able to balance multiple tasks simultaneously among changing priorities and deadlines.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Ability to effectively and positively communicate with a customer-service oriented attitude.
  • Professional, upbeat, social and dependable
  • Creative problem solver who works well in a team environment
  • Ability to relate, understand, and engage with prospective students 
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills. 
  • Understand and accurately apply customer service techniques 
  • Outstanding customer service skills. 
  • Confident presenting general information to students both live and using video software 
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced environment interacting with a diverse group of staff & students 


Education and/or Experience:

  • Experience in Financial Aid industry preferred but not required
  • Bachelor Degree from an accredited institution is highly recommend but not required


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:  N/A


Computer Skills:

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint (or Mac equivalent)
  • Must be comfortable with navigating standard email systems, internal computer storage


Environmental Factors are those that are required and performed with or without an accommodation.

  • Hybrid work schedule two days in office the rest from home.  (Subject to change as required by management).
  • Need High Speed internet connection when working from home


Physical Demands are those that are required and performed with or without an accommodation: N/A


Emotional and Mental Demands are those that are required and performed with or without an accommodation: N/A

This position has been closed and is no longer available.
The Los Angeles Film School


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