Financial Aid Counselor - Financial Aid Part-Time (Variable Hour)

Jun 19, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Financial Aid Counselor - Financial Aid Part-Time (Variable Hour)

Position Category: Staff - Part-Time (Variable Hour)

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.

Required 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.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
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.

Preferred Qualifications:

Physical Requirements:
No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
Lifting up to 10 lbs.

Benefits Summary:
You may be eligible for a 3 credit hour or 1 class tuition waiver after 6 consecutive months of employment and a minimum of 475 hours worked. Dependents do not qualify for a waiver.

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Pay Range: $13.01 to $16.26 per hour

Advertisement Number: ST06617
Open Date: 06/16/2017
Review Start Date: 06/25/2017
Close Date: 7/9/2017
Open Until Filled:

Special Instructions to Applicant: Priority consideration will be given to those applicants who apply on or before the “Review Start Date." This job advertisement may close at any time after the review date. Pass

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Utah Valley University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/ Equal Access Employer and committed to fostering a diverse workforce. As an inclusive community, we actively seek diversity among our applicants for this position. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are particularly encouraged to apply.


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