Division of Enrollment Management University of Tennessee, Knoxville
The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, (UT) invites applications and nominations for a Verification Specialist position. UT is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.
UT is the state's flagship research institution, a campus of choice for outstanding undergraduates, and a premier graduate institution. Enrolling more than 28,000 students, the campus is located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains in beautiful East Tennessee. As a land-grant university, UT fulfills its access mission through a commitment to excellence in learning, scholarship, and engagement. The Enrollment Management (EM) division comprises more than 150 full-time staff who serve our students through the following departments and functions: Undergraduate Admissions, International Recruitment, One Stop, Financial Aid and Scholarships, University Registrar, and EM Communications.
Responsible for direct coordination of verification and document processing for the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships. Position requires comprehensive knowledge of federal and state financial aid regulations, need analysis, and governmental agency guidelines, including but not limited to the IRS, Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Homeland Security, Social Security Administration, and INS, for analyzing applications and related data sent to UT from prospective and current students.
Responsible for coordinating the input, auditing and verification of financial statements submitted through the application process for all aid programs. This complex process requires extensive knowledge of federal, state, and institutional verification computer-based support programs plus detailed knowledge of federal verification guidelines. Also assists with identifying and resolving verification issues.
Responsible for entire document processing plan. Monitors the readiness of appeal documents for committee review (including Satisfactory Academic Progress, Special Circumstances, and Dependency appeals). Maintains electronic records for eligibility, reconciliation, and auditing purposes, and performs quality control checks on imaged documents.
Provides training and support regarding the verification program to the One Stop office and other campus partners.
Performs the Federal Return to Title IV (R2T4) processing for student enrollment withdrawals by calculating federal, state, and institutional financial aid eligibility.
Internal Number: 182606
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