Financial Aid Counselor - Financial Aid

May 12, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Financial Aid Counselor - Financial Aid

Job Posting Number: JPP15517

Department: 4BC-Financial Aid and Scholarships

Job Open Date: 05/08/2017

Screening Date: 05/15/2017

Job Close Date: 5/21/2017

Open Until Filled: No

Job Grade: 12

Pay Range: $13.01 to $16.26 per hour

Position Number: G48027, G99020, G48029

Benefits: N/A

Job Category: Staff

Job Type: Part-time

Special Instructions to Applicants

Summary of Duties
Under the direction of the Assistant Director of Financial Aid Operations, advises students and parents regarding the available financial aid and the process of qualifying for aid. Researches information on available programs and procedures to establish eligibility and provide students and families options and alternatives for financing educational goals. Evaluates students' financial aid requests and award adjustments. Reviews financial aid files to ensure accuracy and compliance in awarding aid to students. Must be able to obtain accesses to Federal Government databases pertaining to federal student aid.

Minimum Qualifications
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree plus one year of experience related to the Summary of Duties; or any combination of education and/or experience totaling five years.

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of federal regulations pertaining to federal student aid, including needs analysis, eligibility assessment, and packaging strategies.

Knowledge of federal student aid policies, procedures, and eligibility requirements.

Knowledge of customer service standards and procedures.

Knowledge of automated federal student aid management systems.

Skills in office methods and techniques.

Skills in developing presentations and informing those in financial need.

Skills in verbal, written and interpersonal communication.

Skills in the use of Microsoft Office programs such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.

Ability to obtain accesses to federal government databases pertaining to federal student aid.

Ability to analyze and solve problems in an effective and professional manner.

Ability to work independently and to organize a heavy workload.

Ability to operate office equipment, computers, and computer software applications.

Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse group of individuals to meet their needs.

Ability to maintain a high level of accuracy for all job responsibilities.

Working Conditions


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Utah Valley University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/ Disabled/Equal Access Employer. Utah Valley University is committed to an inclusive hiring process and the welcoming of diverse candidates.


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