Financial Aid Counselor

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UNT System Overview

Welcome to the University of North Texas System, or UNT World as we like to call ourselves. UNT World includes the University of North Texas in Denton, the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. Over the past decade, combined UNTS enrollment has grown by more than 25 percent to nearly 44,000 students.

Posting TitleFinancial Aid CounselorDepartmentUNT-Financial Aid-164860Job LocationDentonFull Time/Part TimeFull-TimeSalary Information$32,400.00Department Summary

The Student Financial Aid & Scholarships (SFAS) department is committed to helping students achieve their educational goals by providing financial guidance and assistance within the guidelines of regulatory requirements. Through educational endeavors and student outreach, SFAS remains a vital contributor to UNT’s enrollment success.

Position Overview

This position is responsible for determining eligibility for and awarding all aspects of federal, state and institutional financial aid and scholarships while remaining in compliance with all federal, state and institutional regulations and policies. Educates students and families about financial aid and scholarships while enforcing federal, state and institutional policies and procedures within a fast paced, team centered environment. Responsible for specialized tasks/projects within team. Utilizes and updates various application software programs. Serves as a liaison between students/parents and other university personnel and related federal and state agencies.

Minimum Qualifications

Associate’s Degree and two years of office administration experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
• Ability to problem-solve, multi-task and organize in a fast-paced collaborative environment.
• Ability to effectively communicate.

Preferred Qualifications

The preferred candidate will possess: * Experience in student services, student affairs, counseling, advising, or related experience. * Financial aid experience * PeopleSoft, NSLDS and FAA Access experience * Strong writing skills * Documented presentation involvement * Proficiency in the operation of personal computers and be able to learn new software programs rapidly * Skills that will enable them to engage and communicate enthusiastically to diverse populations in a positive, courteous, and professional manner

Required License / Registration / Certification

Obtain clearance to NSLDS within 30 days of hire.

Work Schedule

8-5, M-F, overtime as required

Driving University VehicleNoSecurity SensitiveThis is a security sensitive positionEEO Statement

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Classification TitleFinancial Aid CounselorPhysical RequirementsCarrying, Sitting, Writing, Talk or Hear Job Duties


Analyzes and processes financial aid and/or scholarship applications and determines eligibility for all aid programs according to federal, state and institutional regulations, policies and procedures.


Analyzes and processes changes to need analysis, verification documents, satisfactory academic progress and professional judgment.


Counsels and educates students and families regarding federal, state and institutional policies, procedures and regulations.


Maintains and applies knowledge of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships (SFAS) Policy Manual and procedures and keeps abreast of information that impacts the functioning of the SFAS department through the reading of related literature and by attending and participating in meetings.


Participates in outreach initiatives that promote awareness of financial assistance and assists with preparing and conducting presentations.


Accountable for follow-up communication with students/parents and other university personnel.


Assists with developing training materials and providing training related to specialized tasks/projects.

Posting NumberS1166PPosition End Date (if temporary)Special Instructions to ApplicantsQuicklink for Posting Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Would you be able to obtain clearance to NSLDS within 30 days of hire?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * What is your highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associate's Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • Doctorate
  3. * How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
    • 0-1
    • 1-3
    • 3-5
    • 5-7
    • 7+
Documents Needed to ApplyRequired Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Other Document
  4. List of Names and Contact Information for 3 references
Optional Documents




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    Job No:
    Posted: 10/7/2020
    Application Due: 1/5/2021
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