Financial Aid Counselor

Financial Aid Counselor

University of Northern Colorado

University of Northern Colorado seeks applications for a Financial Aid Counselor.

Job Description

Program Administration (57%) Communicate with various University departments and external organizations on a daily basis in order to process scholarships and awards including but not limited to: Manage the Employee/Dependent and CSU Tuition Grant programs by working with internal staff and clients to ensure proper and timely posting is credited to billing accounts. Process includes generating reports thru Insight to verify correct funding applied, posting accurate award amounts and adjusting financial aid awards when tuition grant causes overawards. Manage, in coordination and collaboration with the Graduate School, the eligibility, posting, and adjusting of GA/TA awards. Review for overawards, budgets, and other eligibility issues Manage the Housing and Resident Life grant programs. Post grants to students award package based on eligibility. Determine if housing award creates overaward and requires adjustment to financial aid award as needed. Manage the Denver Scholarship Fund by working with DSF to create budgets, post/adjust scholarship award based on student eligibility and function as the primary student liaison. Client Services (33%) Counsel students and parents with regard to the financial aid and the UNC scholarship process. Provide accurate information and timely processing of files. Explain policy and procedures to internal and external constituents. Disseminate accurate, courteous and timely information. Community Development (5%) Represent the Office of Financial Aid and UNC in various activities both internal and external to the University. These include, but are not limited to, Preview Days, Freshmen and Transfer Student Orientations, high school financial aid presentations, financial aid nights and assignments as requested. Policy Development (5%) Assist the OFA Leadership in development and implementation of financial aid policy by providing input and feedback to assist in meeting the goals of the office. Review federal regulatory changes to determine need for and recommend new departmental policies to remain in compliance. Create and update procedures for assigned duties as well as other areas as needed.

Application Instructions

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