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FINANCIAL AID COUNSELOR, Enrollment, Financial Assistance

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Boston University
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BOSTON, Massachusetts, United States

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FINANCIAL AID COUNSELOR, Enrollment, Financial Assistance

Tracking Code22500127090415Job Description

About the Role

Boston University Financial Assistance seeks a Financial Aid Counselor. This is an entry-level professional position, responsible for the review of educational loan eligibility for undergraduate and graduate student populations. This position also responds to inquiries from the 15 Graduate Financial Aid Offices regarding federal, state, institutional and loan eligibility to Boston University graduate students. It also supports the operations and systems area of the office and provides customer service over the phone and email.

The Financial Aid Counselor works closely with colleagues within Financial Assistance and Graduate Aid offices, as well as with other University offices including Admissions, the Office of the University Registrar, and the Combined Enrollment Services customer service office. This role reports to the Senior Assistant Director of Financial Assistance.

The Financial Aid Counselor’s primary duties include:

  • Processing, analyzing and resolving conflicting information on student financial aid applications to facilitate the processing of federal, state, and private education loans;
  • Assisting in the processing and resolution of federal loans via monitoring and error reports, and;
  • Providing guidance and support to the Graduate Financial Aid Offices regarding the financial aid application process and applying for educational loans.

About the Organization

Boston University Financial Assistance is part of the Enrollment & Student Administration unit (ENSA). BU Financial Assistance plays a critical role in ENSA’s mission; enrolling and retaining students, securing external funding and generating tuition revenue through strategic discounting. BU Financial Assistance provides important services through timely and accurate review of financial aid applications, awarding of financial aid funds, processing of loans, and by providing counseling to students and parents on the financial aid process, programs and related issues.

Across the 11 departments of ENSA, we are dedicated to ensuring that our policies, practices, and services meet the needs of an increasingly diverse University community of students, families, faculty, staff, and alumni. We do so through a lens of respect, and a commitment to encouraging the personal success and productivity of all employees. To read more about Boston University and our commitment to diversity and inclusion, please visit https://www.bu.edu/diversity/about/diversity-statement/

About our Benefits

This position is eligible to work remotely up to two days per week. Boston University offers generous benefits including health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, tuition remission, retirement plan, and paid time off.

Required Skills

A cover letter is required for consideration.

About the Candidate

A Bachelor’s degree and 1-3 years of experience is required for this position. We are seeking a candidate who:

  • Displays strong analytical, problem-solving, and organizational skills;
  • Is an effective communicator, and;
  • Demonstrates the ability to work well in a fast-paced and team-oriented environment.

Please note all newly hired staff and faculty, will need to be in compliance with Boston University’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Requirement within 30 days of date of hire. You must upload your vaccine documentation or request a medical or religious exemption (instructions). For further information on the University’s response to COVID-19, please visit the Back2BU site.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Job LocationBOSTON, Massachusetts, United StatesPosition TypeFull-Time/Regular

Organization

The Difference Is Our DNA

What compelled the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to award Boston University a grant to fight newborn mortality in Zambia? Why did Martin Luther King, Jr. adopt BU as a place where he could hone his message of justice and equality? And what is the catalyst that prompts 32,557 students from 135 countries to call BU their home every semester? It’s in our DNA: an inherent desire in each of our students, faculty, and staff to vigorously and dauntlessly pursue knowledge—and embrace the unlimited possibilities that come with it.

A Community Unlike Any Other

As you can see below, it takes people, ideas, and a little luck (Boston, you’re our town) to make BU what it is today: one of the most dynamic universities in the world.

Celebrated thinkers: On any given day, students will find themselves mesmerized by Nobel Prize winners, a poet laureate, and the first biomedical engineer ever to receive a MacArthur Foundation “Genius Award,” among others.

Extraordinary teaching: When a classroom starts to percolate with new ideas, it’s because our faculty of scholars and accomplished practitioners know how to ignite students’ imaginations. That’s why we reward our best teachers with BU’s most prestigious honor: The Metcalf Cup and Prize.

Groundbreaking research: With faculty dedicated to a creative, interdisciplinary approach to problem solving, BU has become a leading global research institution—propelled forward by over $350 million a year in sponsored program revenue.

World-class students: Elite students from all 50 states and 135 countries pursue higher education on BU campuses in Boston and at programs in L.A., D.C., and more than 30 other cities on six continents.

A city within a city: Today, 80% of our undergrads live on campus, which could explain the 525 student activity groups alone.

The greatest college town in the world: Boston. ’Nuff said.

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