The New England College of Optometry prepares the next generation of eye care providers, educators, and innovators through a rigorous curriculum and extensive clinical experience. NECO graduates compassionate and skilled optometrists prepared to practice in diverse settings. Located in the heart of Boston, the College is a small, independent graduate institution that currently enrolls students from 34 states and 8 countries.
The NECO Center for Eye Care is the patient care and clinical education affiliate of the New England College of Optometry. It is one of the largest providers of optometric services in Massachusetts with nearly 90,000 annual patient visits at more than 43 locations, including many of Greater Boston’s community health centers.
Counsels and advises students about financial aid eligibility, application procedures, aid eligibility, costs, billing and indebtedness.
Assist the Director with timely review, processing, and notification of student financial assistance application.
Perform need analysis, verify information reported on FAFSA to determine eligibility. Package, and sends out financial aid letters.
Determine and request additional documentation as needed.
Import ISIR data on a daily basis and submits ISIR corrections to the Department of Education.
Ensure that aid is packaged and disbursed to students’ accounts in the Business office.
Maintain compliance with all federal regulations and the internal policies and procedures.
Process all Direct and Institutional loans. Ensure Entrances and Promissory notes are complete.
Reconcile financial aid accounts.
Report enrollment status and maintains records in the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) for individual students.
Manage federal loan origination and disbursement reporting to COD via electronic processes.
Assist with scholarship announcement, selection and records.
Certify and process private loans, Canadian loans and VA benefits.
Attend special events such as Orientation, Housing Fair and Commencement.
Submit accurate institutional loan data to the College’s loan servicer.
Assist in the administration of the College’s student employment program.
Performs other related duties as required by the position or as assigned by the Director.
A Bachelor’s degree and at least two years of financial aid work experience are required, and knowledge of PowerFaids is helpful. Candidates must possess excellent oral and written communication and organization skills, be able to manage several tasks at once, and assist other staff as needed. Attention to detail and quick responsiveness to students and other College personnel are imperative.
Skills/Knowledge Essential for Successful Performance
Excellent communication and problem solving skills.
Knowledge of the Financial Aid automated systems including; Powerfaids and other related financial aid software.
Proficient in Microsoft word, Excel, PowerPoint, internet and email.
Responsible for keeping current on federal student aid regulations.
Ability to interpret and explain regulatory information related to the financial aid process.
Responsible for the timely and accurate disbursement of all student aid.
Knowledge of financial aid regulatory requirement.
New England College of Optometry, NECO, prepares the next generation of eye care providers, educators, and innovators through a rigorous curriculum and extensive clinical experiences. NECO graduates compassionate and skilled optometrists prepared to practice in diverse settings.