Financial Aid Counselor (2 positions to be filled)
Department: Financial Aid
Educational and Experience Requirement: Bachelor’s degree in Business, Counseling, Student Services, or related field. Experience in school or college counseling, financial aid activities or experience in a related field. A combination of education, experience, and training that would produce the required knowledge and abilities could be considered.
Primary Responsibilities: Discuss any programs administered by the Financial Aid Office that may be unique to the student’s field of study. Assist students with completing application forms. Coordinate loan application/recipient seminars of disbursement limits, current interest rates, financial planning, debt management, and borrower rights/responsibilities prior to disbursement of loan funds and upon student’s exit from the university. Assist students with alternative methods of meeting tuition and fees and/or other educational expenses when need-based aid is not immediately available. Discuss regulations regarding satisfactory academic progress. Coordinate participation in the Beginning Freshman/Transfer Orientation programs and high school Visitation Day including preparation of application packets. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Contacts would include undergraduate students and parents. Presentations on Financial Aid prepared and given to high schools and others as requested. Acceptable driving record required.
If selected for an interview, candidate will be required to give a 3-5 minute presentation on Financial Aid.