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Financial Aid & Scholarship Program Specialist

Texas State University
San Marcos

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Posting/Functional Title:

Financial Aid & Scholarship Program Specialist

University Pay Plan Title:

Financial Aid & Scholarships Prgm Spec


San Marcos


Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships

Recruitment Type:

Open to All

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Monthly Salary:

$2,600.00 - $3,677.08

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Required Qualifications: Applicants must specifically address how they meet these required qualifications to meet the requirements of the position.:

  • High School Diploma
  • Excellent Writing Skills
  • Effective Communication Skills
  • Attention to Detail
  • Analytical Experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Excellent Customer Service Skills
  • Excellent Teamwork Skills
  • Excellent Organizational Skills
  • Excellent Program/Project Management Skills
  • Excellent Analytical Skills
  • Excellent Problem-Solving Skills
  • Effective Research Skills
  • Financial Aid and Scholarships Experience
  • Demonstrated Initiative
  • Highly Motivated
  • Ability to Work Under Pressure
  • Ability to Work Independently
  • Adaptability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Donor Compliance

Job Description:

Financial Aid and Scholarships at Texas State University seeks a financial aid professional to work on the office’s Scholarship team.Reporting to the Associate Director of Financial Aid and Scholarships, the Financial Aid Program Specialist is responsible for awarding financial aid and/or scholarships, managing specific financial aid or scholarship programs (including writing and maintaining procedures), exercising professional judgment relative to special circumstances, and occasionally counseling students. In addition, this position will assist with managing assigned scholarship programs with special emphasis on endowment compliance.

Job Duties:

  • The Program Specialist will work to ensure the effective management of federal, state, and institutional financial aid and scholarship programs, determine student eligibility by reviewing exception lists, award students according to university packaging parameters, and exercise professional judgment regarding financial and other documents related to mitigating circumstances. This position is also tasked with keeping abreast of all pertinent federal and state financial aid regulations and making recommendations to ensure effective, efficient, and compliant team operations.
  • The Program Specialist will assist with the awarding and managing of a variety of scholarship programs as well as assist with scholarship optimization initiatives to support enrollment management goals. Specifically, this position assists with ensuring the applicant pool is comprised of qualified applications, managing the committee scoring of applications, reviewing applications, and making award recommendations. This position communicates with students, parents, faculty, donors, and other various stakeholders and requires excellent communication and writing skills. Additionally, this position is responsible for coordinating administrative activities and processing all departmental and external scholarship awarding requests (including recalculating aid packages) to ensure that documentation and information flow in a systematic and timely fashion within the financial aid and scholarship management systems.

Additional Information to Applicants:

Flexible schedules available, including part-time remote and four-day work weeks. Occasional overnight travel and work beyond normal 8-5 business hours may be required during peak business periods.

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Job Close Date (posting closes at midnight):


Open Until Filled:


Normal Work Days:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

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Posting Notices:

You will be required to electronically attach a resume, cover letter, and list of references to your application.

Legal and Required Notices:

Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including, but not limited to, criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.

Why work @ Texas State? :

• Amazing health insurance: various coverage options starting your first day of employment for full-time employees with Texas State paying 100% of the employee premium and 50% for your dependents!
• Generous paid time off: vacation, holidays, sick days and many more!
• Excellent work life balance resources: mother and family-friendly resources in addition to a comprehensive FREE wellness program
• Great training and development opportunities: choose from a variety of classroom and online course offerings, learning resources, certifications, and employee educational support programs.
• An inclusive Bobcat community: join our many social networks offered on and off-campus
• Retirement peace of mind: TRS pension, retirement plans and voluntary saving options with generous employer contributions

By joining the Texas State Bobcat team, you’ll be a part of one of the most beautiful, diverse, and growing universities in the nation.

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Texas State University seeks candidates whose professional background includes embracing a diversity of people and ideas, a spirit of inclusiveness, a global perspective, and a commitment to community-building.  As a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution, we are especially interested in applicants who share a commitment to equity, and the high-quality education of students from historically underserved and systematically marginalized communities. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

About Texas State University

Texas State University is home to more than 38,000 students and 2,000 faculty members in the growing Austin-San Antonio corridor.  A member of the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie classification, the university creates new knowledge, fosters cultural and economic development, and prepares its growing population of diverse students for the endless possibilities that await them as citizens of Texas, the nation, and the world.

Students at Texas State choose from 98 undergraduate, 91 master’s and specialists, and 14 doctoral programs offered by 10 colleges (Applied Arts, The Emmett and Miriam McCoy College of Business Administration, Education, Fine Arts and Communication, Health Professions, Honors, Liberal Arts, Science and Engineering, The Graduate College, and the University College).  With a diverse campus community including 50% of the student body from ethnic minorities, Texas State is one of the top 13 producers of Hispanic baccalaureate graduates in the nation.  In fall 2019, there were 1,470 full-time faculty and 2,286 full-time staff.  Research and creative activities have led to growing success in attracting external support.  For FY 2019, Texas State had an annual operating budget of over $724 million. Texas State’s Research and Development expenditures for FY 2018 were more than $64 million.  The Alkek Library has more than 3.1 million titles in its collection.  Additional information about Texas State and its nationally recognized academic programs is available at


Texas State University is a doctoral-granting, student-centered institution dedicated to excellence and innovation in teaching, research, including creative expression, and service. The university strives to create new knowledge, to embrace a diversity of people and ideas, to foster cultural and economic development, and to prepare its graduates to participate fully and freely as citizens of Texas, the nation and the world.


Texas State's San Marcos campus is located in a growing community of 63,000 people in the Austin Metropolitan Area. Located in the Texas Hill Country, where blackland prairies roll into beautiful hills, Texas State enjoys a setting that is unique among Texas universities. The beauty of the crystal-clear San Marcos River and the stately cypress and oak trees on the campus add to the charm of the university’s picturesque setting. Our location on the banks of the San Marcos River provides recreational activities for students throughout the year.

The Texas State Round Rock Campus is located north of Austin in Round Rock, TX. The Round Rock Campus offers the junior and senior level classes to complete a bachelor’s degree, graduate degrees, post baccalaureate certification, and continuing education programs. The university's vision for Round Rock is to continue to offer quality academic programs that meet the workforce needs of Texas, especially focusing on academic programs that appeal to working adults, and to serve as a hub of health professions research and education.

Some positions may require teaching on the main campus and at the Texas State University Round Rock Campus.

Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to inclusive thought and action in support of our diverse community. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups and all those who share our commitment to inclusivity and passion for the strength of our diversity are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Texas State University is a member of The Texas State University System. 

Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.

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601 University Drive
San Marcos
United States

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