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17 Mar 2021

Full-Time Financial Aid Manager (NY Campus) – Posted by New York, New York, United States

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New York Film Academy, New York Campus

The New York Film Academy was founded in 1992 on the belief that a top-quality education in filmmaking should be accessible to anyone with the drive and ambition to make films. The school opened at Robert De Niro’s Tribeca Film Center in New York City, and has expanded worldwide to include campuses in New York; Los Angeles; Miami; and Gold Coast, Australia.

The mission of the New York Film Academy is to educate students interested in the field of visual storytelling. NYFA courses have been designed to increase students’ creativity and technical expertise through an intense regimen of hands-on and classroom instruction. The Academy’s goal is to enrich its students as visual storytellers by helping them realize their personal artistic visions. NYFA’s expectations center on the growth of each student as a creative individual. NYFA is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.



Under the general supervision from the Director of Financial Aide, the New York Film Academy (NYFA) Financial Aid Manager guides and manages the overall Financial Aid application process for student aid applicants at NYFA.  The Financial Aid Manager maintains Federal regulatory compliance through experience and expertise in Federal student aid regulations.


The New York Film Academy is committed to diversity within its community of students, faculty and support staff. NYFA encourages applicants  who themselves may have a diverse background and who will be dedicated to contribute further to the diversification of the NYFA community.


In recruiting new members to the NYFA community, NYFA seeks individuals who are purpose-driven, committed to belonging and have a bias for action. NYFA is on the move and it wants entrepreneurial thinkers, ready to create and lead higher education with it. NYFA is becoming a learning organization where innovative ideas and approaches are promoted.



The following responsibilities are general duties that a particular employee in this position may or may not be required to perform. The day-to-day duties required of this position may vary.

  • Assists continuing and transfer students through the Federal Student Aid (FSA) application or FAFSA.
  • Provides necessary  Financial Aid related education and materials to student and or parents.
  • Advises new, continuing and transfer student aid applicants and their families on available student aid programs and funding options.
  • Determines student eligibility for FSA program funds through federal regulatory requirements and need determination.
  • Provides applicants with tuition financing plans.
  • Monitors student documents for completion and accuracy.
  • Creates student aid checklist insuring FSA funding requirements have been met prior to fund disbursements.
  • Advises Financial Aid Director of any anomalies in the award process or potential student issues.
  • Assists other NYFA campuses as needed during peak processing time periods.
  • Assists the Financial Aid Director with the SAP notification process by providing guidance to students that have not met SAP standards and coordinating all appeals through the student’s academic advisor.
  • Participates in the Returning Student Clearance process managed by the registrar’s office.
  • Reviews all cost of attendance appeals and prepares documents for approval by the Director of Financial Aid.
  • Collaborates with Dean of Students or Academic Advisor to review implications to the student’s award when evaluating a change of status.
  • Certifies and monitors TAP Grant eligibility
  • Maintains current expertise in all educational compliance related issues.
  • Attends training workshops for continuous updates in industry and compliance requirements.
  • Assists the Financial Aid Director with support projects as assigned.
  • Manages FA staff at the New York Campus
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Financial Aid and senior management.


  • Broad knowledge and experience federal compliance, customer service and counseling methods.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a team with other Financial Aid staff members.
  • Ability to work without close supervision as well as in a collaborative environment.
  • Demonstrated willingness and flexibility to handle multiple projects at one time during peak times and be able to prioritize based on immediacy.
  • Demonstrated strong organizational and collaborative skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, especially with faculty, staff, and student populations.
  • Excellent written, verbal  and interpersonal communication skills with demonstrated ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with individuals from diverse backgrounds including students and parents.
  • Excellent skills in database management and record keeping.
  • Strong customer service skills with the ability to meet and serve the public, both in person and by telephone, tactfully and effectively.
  • Understand written procedures, write routine documents, and speak clearly; and understand multi-step written and oral instructions.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to analyze and present complex data.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ethical / Honest – evidence of the practice of a high level confidentiality.
  • Service and Action oriented – does what it takes to meet the expectations of customers.
  • Collaborative – enlists information from all sources to ensure the best solution to an issue.


Additional Skills would be a plus

  • Experience completing the FISAP.
  • Experience preparing and reporting IPEDS Surveys.
  • Experience with Federal fund reconciliation.
  • Experience with NY E HESC TAP Grant management.



  • Minimum of an Associate Degree or equivalent in industry experience and proven success.
  • 3-5  years of active experience working with FSA programs.
  • Specialized training in compliance of Title IV funding programs.
  • Active affiliation with CASFAA.
  • Experience working in an academic environment.
  • Experience working in a fast pace multi-tasking results driven environment with attention to detail.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite – Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.


New York Film Academy (“NYFA”) is an equal opportunity employer. Prospective employees will receive consideration without discrimination because of race, creed, color, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, military and veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.


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