Financial Aid Counselor

Financial Aid Counselor

University of Northern Colorado

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

Job Description

The position advises and counsels students, prospective students and parents concerning available aid and scholarships, the application process and responsible utilization of financial aid funds, ensuring the information is accurate and up to date and provides leadership and support to the counseling staff. The position assists in the distribution of federal, state, institutional, and private funds to students who meet program eligibility requirements. The position, at times, will advise students, prospective students and parents concerning available scholarship and other forms of aid and the application process. Client Services (33%) • Counsel students and parents timely with regard to integrated business services issues. • Explain policy and procedures to internal and external constituents. • Disseminate accurate, courteous and timely information. • Work with the Bursar and Registrar Offices to offer integrated business services in an inclusive and welcoming environment. Program Administration (42%) • Resolve individual student issues regarding the timely delivery of aid. Calculate need by applying federal methodology. • Review and authorize aid awards in compliance with regulations and policy. • Review, assess and audit documents. • Support program reconciliation by assisting with review and distribution of funds. • Resolve problems and explain results. Policy and Training Development (15%) •Assist the Financial Aid Leadership in development and implementation of policy and training guidelines to support and strengthen integrated business services. • Assist in regularly reviewing institutional, state and federal policy and recommend new departmental policies to ensure compliance. Community Development (10%) • Represent 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 Orientation as well as outreach assignments as requested.

Application Instructions

Resume Cover Letter/Letter of Application List of References