College Finance Associate

Bright Horizons

Bright Horizons is a Massachusetts-based non-profit organization that offers services such as educational advisory, and childhood development for parents and employees.

Only considering candidates eligible to work in the USA ⚠️


Job Description: College Finance Associate

If you are an experienced college financial aid professional interested in spreading awareness of and access to higher education, College Coach might be a great fit for you. College Coach, a division of Bright Horizons Family Solutions, is the nation’s leading educational consulting organization. With a strong service mission and a commitment to excellence, College Coach works with tens of thousands of families free through their corporate-sponsored benefit and hundreds more via our more traditional independent consulting service. In both cases, we interact directly with students and parents in person and over the phone.

At the heart of College Coach is an experienced team of educators focused on building strong partnerships with their clients and customers. All of our college finance experts are former financial aid officers and decision-makers who enjoy great work/life balance while supporting each student in finding the best financial fit for college. Flexibility plays a key role in our work and includes the opportunity to work from home while engaging with colleagues on a daily basis.

This fully remote, seasonal, part-time College Finance Associate position will guide our various clients through the college funding process, helping families understand college costs, financing options, and available resources in an ethical way.

What You Will Be Doing

  • Counsel clients in individual phone meetings spanning a wide spectrum of college funding items including:
    • Applying for all forms of federal, state, private, and institutional aid
    • Maximizing merit scholarship opportunities
    • Coordinating assets and resources to pay for college, including maximizing education tax breaks
    • Understanding the impact of college inter-departmental politics
    • Student loan repayment options
    • Managing educational debt.
  • Conduct individual counseling sessions on paying for college or repaying student loans by phone.
  • Manage your time to productively complete your weekly goals.
  • Work autonomously, with guidance from management on complex situations.
  • Track all work in the online client portal.

Position Requirements

  • Weekly commitment may range from 10-30 hours, depending on internal needs. Seasonal role from August through December. Fully remote, work from home position.

What We Hope You Will Bring to the Role

  • Bachelor’s degree with experience managing Student Financial Aid (SFA) and institutional aid programs. Experience at multiple colleges or universities is preferred.
  • Intimate understanding of the FSA regulations, institutional methodology and awarding practices at private colleges, and student loan repayment options.
  • Extensive contact with students and parents. Excellent listening skills and ability to develop a trusted rapport.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to new technology.
  • Ability to self-motivate and work independently to meet all deadlines, administrative, and client responsibilities.


The compensation for this role is $25-$30/hr.

  • Compensation Range: $25-$30/hr

The range of compensation listed here or that may be discussed in the interview process is what Bright Horizons in good faith anticipates offering for this job opening. Actual compensation offers will depend on a variety of factors including experience, education and training, certifications, geography, and other relevant business or organizational factors.

Life at Bright Horizons

Our home office employees support all facets of our business — and no matter which department you join, you’ll be part of a passionate team doing work that makes a difference in the lives of children and families.

Our people are the heart of our company. Because we’re as committed to our own employees as we are to the clients we serve, our collaborative workplaces are designed to grow careers and support personal lives. Here, you’ll find traditional perks (health insurance, 401(k), PTO, and flex spending) plus childcare discounts, education assistance, and so much more. Join us to experience how we support our people to realize their passion, possibilities, and purpose both at work and at home. All in a workplace where you can be you. Come build a brighter future with us.

Technical Issues with Your Application?

Contact us at [email protected] or 855-877-6866

Bright Horizons is dedicated to creating a workforce that promotes and supports diversity and inclusion. We provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals without discrimination. Bright Horizons complies with the laws and regulations set forth in the following EEO is the Law Poster: EEO – English and EEO – Spanish along with information on the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA).

Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the recruitment helpdesk at 855-877-6866 or [email protected]. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Passion, Potential, and Possibilities

All three await you in a Bright Horizons® career. Whether you work in one of our child care centers, a corporate office, or a family’s home, you’ll be part of a company named 20 times as one of FORTUNE’s “100 Best Companies to Work For.” Join a team driven to make a difference, one child, one family, and one organization at a time. Come build a brighter future with us.


Bright Horizons has a number of San Jose child care locations.

Working Week

We hire for flexible part time roles.

Remote Working Policy

We work fully remotely

Our Team

We're a team of 26k across 19 departments:

  • education
  • human resources
  • +17 more teams

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Online client portal
  • Financial aid management
  • Student loan repayment
  • Merit scholarship counseling
  • College funding
  • Technology adaptability
  • Self-motivation
  • Independent work
  • Deadline management
  • Client responsibility
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Listening skills
  • FSA regulations knowledge

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