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Financial Aid Counselor

Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Number: S000098
Posting Type: External - Open to All Applicants
Job Title: Financial Aid Counselor
Position Title: Financial Aid Counselor
Position Type: Administrative Staff
Classification: 4
Department: Financial Aid
Benefits Summary:

Benefit package includes: Medical, Dental, Vision, and Prescription insurance, Life insurance, Workers’ Compensation insurance, Unemployment insurance, and Total Disability insurance. Retirement: The University contributes 4% of the regular salary with up to 3% additional in matched contributions into the TIAA Retirement Program. Other benefits include tuition remission for employee, spouse, and employee’s dependent children under the age of 25 (this does not include the last two year of the PharmD program or the JD), and twenty days of paid medical leave per year.

Pay Band:
Job Summary:

Financial Aid Counselors assist the department with distributing financial aid to students through a variety of related responsibilities. Several of the chief tasks include counseling students, awarding financial aid packages, awarding scholarships, assisting the Director, interacting with other offices, providing back-up support when needed and orienting and training others.


Serve as a Financial Aid Counselor and assist students in establishing their financial aid from the initial award packaging to individual counseling sessions with students and their families

Principal Responsibilities:

Counsel students and their families in person and via phone, mail and email. Award financial aid packages and provide revisions and verifications. Award academic scholarships. Assist the Director of Financial Aid with daily operations. Interact with other campus offices including Admissions and the Controller’s Office. Present on financial aid to high schools and at other special events. Assist in maintaining Title IV financial aid compliance. Make recommendations or decisions affecting not only the assigned department, but also operations, services, individuals or activities of other department as well. Interpret and apply a variety of procedures and policies. Gather factual information from within the department and from other departments. Develop and maintain ongoing relationships involving difficult and formal negotiations. Orient, train and lead others performing similar work and report to a higher level on a formal basis

Required Skills:

Ability to solve problems through the identification and analysis of diverse issues. Advanced knowledge of professional theories and practices within the given field and a working knowledge of related fields. Demonstrate extensive knowledge in several professional disciplines and have the ability to integrate and apply information from different fields

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s Degree. Two to three years of similar work experience

College Description:
Appointment Length: 12-months
Closing Date: 11/05/2017
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Status: Full-Time

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Associates Degree in progress
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Bachelors Degree in progress
    • Masters Degree
    • Masters Degree in progress
    • PHD
    • PHD in progress
  2. * Do you have experience working in a higher education setting?
    • Yes
    • No

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Copy of Transcript 1
Optional Documents
  1. Copy of Transcript 2
  2. Other Document