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Financial Aid Counselor

University of Lynchburg
Lynchburg, Virginia

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Administrative Jobs
Institutional & Business Affairs, Financial Aid
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

The University of Lynchburg invites applications for a full-time financial aid counselor. The financial aid counselor provides financial aid information and advising to prospective/current students and their families in a fast-paced team environment while complying with federal and state regulations as well as University policies.


The Financial Aid Counselor reports to, is supervised by, and evaluated by the Director of Financial Aid.  The evaluation of work performance will be ongoing and will be carried out by the Director of Financial Aid. It will include the specific duties and responsibilities of this position description plus employee attitude and general working behavior.


Job Type: Full-Time, Benefits Eligible


Specific Job Duties:


  • Counsel students and their families through the financial aid process via phone, email, video/in person meetings and presentations.


    Complete work in adherence with University, state, and federal guidelines and communicate such policies effectively to students/families.


    Manage Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant application, distribution, and validation.


    Complete federal Verification for selected students and assist with Professional Judgment (PJ).


    Monitor Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).


    Perform additional related duties that may be required.


    Attend financial aid training to remain current with federal/state/University policies.






  • 8:30 am - 5:00 pm (7.5 hours/day with some evening and weekends  to meet needs of department may be required




  • Ability to communicate effectively and have the ability to understand, comprehend and follow directions


    Must have good teamwork skills


Physical Demands:



  • Work is primarily in an office environment.


Required Qualifications:


  • 1-3 years of financial aid experience.


    Excellent listening, verbal, written communication skills and public speaking experience.


    Experience with financial aid systems, preferably PowerFAIDS, NSLDS, COD and ScholarNet.


    Outstanding customer service skills.


    Experience analyzing information and researching a variety of sources to identify and resolve problems or issues.


    Excellent organization skills, problem solving skills and follow up skills.


    Knowledge of federal aid regulations and programs.


    Ability to establish and maintain positive, friendly, and professional working relationships.




  • Bachelor’s degree



University's website:



Work Remotely:


  • No



We seek candidates who are committed to the University of Lynchburg’s efforts to create an environment that fosters a student-centered environment, develops the breadth of knowledge associated with liberal education, respects and supports diversity, equity, and inclusion, values and celebrates diverse faith traditions, and sustains close working relationships among faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community partners.




Candidates must successfully pass a background check that is satisfactory to the University. To apply, please submit a University employment application and resumé, along with names and contact information of three business references to: University of Lynchburg, Attn: Human Resources, 1501 Lakeside Drive, Lynchburg, VA 24501, or email: [email protected].


The University of Lynchburg is committed to diversity within its community and welcomes applications from persons of color, women, Indigenous/aboriginal people of North America, persons with disabilities, the LGBTQIA+ community, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University of Lynchburg community.


The University of Lynchburg is an equal opportunity employer



The University of Lynchburg is a comprehensive, independent institution that offers distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs reflecting a commitment to teaching and learning, scholarship, and service to the broader community. As a student-centered university, Lynchburg is one of 40 institutions included in the book "Colleges That Change Lives."

Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Central Virginia, the University of Lynchburg is located on a 250 acre campus. Undergraduates number approximately 2,000 students in 40 majors, and graduate programs serve 650 students through 16 master's degrees and three doctoral programs.

The strategic plan, Vision 2020, supports the dynamic campus atmosphere by enhancing student engagement in the classroom, active learning, integrated co-curricular activities including Division III athletics, and alumni connections.

Founded in 1903, the University of Lynchburg is affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and welcomes people of all beliefs. In the fall of 2018, the institution will became the University of Lynchburg. See http:

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