Sr. Financial Aid Counselor

Washington D.C., United States
Feb 01, 2014
Job Location Marvin Center - 800 21st St NW - FB0021
Campus Location: Foggy Bottom
Division/Vice President: Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs (AA)
College/School/Department: Not Applicable

Internal Applicants Only? No
Position Type: Administrative/Professional
Posting Number: Staff - 003169
Working Title: Financial Aid Officer I
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:30pm
Total Hours Per Week: 40
Pay Grade: 16
Recruitment Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
Required Licenses/Certifications and other Specific Requirements: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, Sex Offender Registry Search, and Prior Employment Verification, Credit
If other was selected above, or there are special requirements, please explain.
If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until:
Telework: No
Job Open Date: 01/31/2014
Job Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Applicant Review Will Commence On:

Ad Statement:

Founded in 1821, GW is the largest institution of higher education in the District of Columbia, to include ten academic units, with a full-time equivalent enrollment of a little over 20,000 students and approximately 11,000 full-time and part-time employees (faculty and staff). The George Washington University is a community dedicated to learning, communication, respect, service and teamwork. As one of the largest private employers in the District of Columbia, the university seeks employees who support the teaching, research, and public service mission of the university.

Job Description Summary:
Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus three years of relevant experience. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Desired Qualifications:
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Job Duties
  • Investigates why financial aid/loans did not credit student's account or why it was backed off.

  • Evaluates student's academic performance to be sure he/she is maintaining satisfactory academic progress.

  • Reviews aid application data to tax forms, bank statements, citizenship, etc.; determines family contribution and student's eligibility for financial assistance.

  • Based on preliminary awards, confirms/verifies application so award notification can be produced; verifies all federal and institutional policies are properly applied.

  • Reviews and responds to "appeals" from students for a reevaluation.

  • Performs in-depth counseling with students/parents; discusses loan options and payment plans.

  • Performs other work related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Posting Specific Questions

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents

The George Washington University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution.