Assistant Director of Financial Aid and Federal Processing
Lafayette College

Easton, Pennsylvania

Posted in Education and Training

Job Info


In support of the educational mission of Lafayette College, and through the highest standards of compliance, transparency, integrity and standard industry practice, the Admissions & Financial Aid teams focus on recruiting, enrolling, and supporting the success of students who make Lafayette their home. Lafayette's Admissions & Financial Aid teams administration of a humane and equitable admissions approach and the deployment of generous institutional and federal financial aid programs provides the foundation for Lafayette's enrollment success as we empower all new students to claim a Lafayette identity.

Lafayette is one of a limited number of colleges and universities that guarantee to meet the full demonstrated need of all students who are admitted and apply by the deadlines.


The Assistant Director of Financial Aid and Federal Processing will work collaboratively with the Director of Financial Aid and other staff members to coordinate and administer all aspects of the Title IV aid process, which includes, but is not limited to, the regular review of Satisfactory Academic Progress, the coordination and administration (including reporting and reconciliation) of Pell Grants, SEOG, Direct Loans, Federal Work-Study, and Return of Title IV (R2T4) funding for withdrawn students.  Accurate completion by deadlines is expected. This position is also the primary Title IV compliance person who will advise and train others.  This will be a full-time, on campus, salaried position.

  • Creates, maintains, and reviews processes to ensure compliance and internal accuracy.
  • Works with Gateway Career Center and the Payroll Department to implement, process, manage, and reconcile the Federal Work-Study Program.
  • Read and interpret any regulatory (electronic and otherwise) documents provided by Federal Student Aid (FSA), the National Association of Financial Aid Administrators, and other appropriate regulatory sources.  Oversee and conduct compliant processing of all federal programs.
  • Assist with the Uniform Single Audit (formerly the "A-133").
  • Thoroughly understands federal regulations pertaining to Title IV verification and provides training/conducts verification of selected FAFSA/ISIR records. 
  • Completes other duties as assigned.
  • File Review- Federal and Institutional Need Analysis as assigned


  • Highly developed interpersonal, analytic, and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written, providing the ability to effectively communicate with multiple internal and external constituents; attention to established English grammar/mechanics necessary.
  • Thorough and demonstrable knowledge of Title IV regulations concerning financial aid.
  • Understanding and documented experience with COD, NSLDS, CPS, and other federal sites.
  • Ensures compliance with federal laws/regulations pertaining to financial aid and provides appropriate training to financial aid staff.
  • Attend the annual FSA Conference and any other conferences deemed necessary by the director.
  • Proficiency with PC, Microsoft Office tools, email, and the Internet, with the ability to learn a variety of new technology systems; knowledge of COGNOS; familiarity with Slate and Banner preferred.
  • Sensitivity to the need of each individual to be treated with dignity and respect as it relates to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Bachelor's Degree Required


  • Knowledge of Institutional Methodology- CSS Profile 
  • Bi-lingual in English and Spanish
  • Three to five years of financial aid experience

Please provide cover letter, resume and contact information for three references.

Lafayette College is committed to creating a diverse community, one that is inclusive and responsive and supportive of each and all of its faculty, students, and staff. All members of the College community share a responsibility for creating, maintaining and developing a learning environment where difference is valued, equity is sought, and inclusiveness is practiced.


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