Financial Aid Counselor

University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS

ID: 7057004
Posted: April 16, 2019

Job Description

Position Overview

The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships reports to the Vice Provost for Enrollment Management which includes the following functional units: Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Financial Aid and Scholarships, Student Information Systems and the Office of the University Registrar.
The University of Kansas Lawrence Campus office of Financial Aid and Scholarships (FAS) serves students, families, and the community by providing federal, state, and institutional financial aid information and resources to assist students in achieving their educational goals. FAS is committed to providing quality financial aid services to its constituents while maintaining accountability in the administration of public, institutional, and private financial aid funds. Services are designed to support the educational goals of the individual student and the goals of the university as they relate to retention and graduation.

This position provides quality service to prospective and current students, requiring strong public communication and writing skills. Financial aid staff members must possess the ability to understand, interpret, and effectively administer financial aid programs governed by the Federal Higher Education Amendments (HEOA), as well as other federal, state, institutional and private financial aid regulations and policies.

Job Description

85% - Financial Education
Educates prospective and current students regarding school-related financial aid including the application and awarding process, budgeting and the securing of resources to meet expenses.
Manages student caseload by engaging in proactive outreach. Outreach campaigns will encompass students with barriers to packaging and disbursement (verification, missing documents) as well as students with outstanding balances.
Serve as primary point of contact students, families, University colleagues, and other parties in appointments, over the phone, and via email regarding scholarship and financial aid programs and processes.
Conducts on-campus and off-campus financial aid and scholarship information programs, high school visitations, joint Admissions/Financial Aid & Scholarship programs, and summer orientation programs (requires some evening and weekend hours).
10% - Supports Financial Aid Processes
Processes requests related to Need Analysis, Fee Waivers, Verification of Aid, NPY Hold Releases, Budget Adjustments and Reinstatement of Aid. Requires extreme accuracy and professional judgment.
Serves as a back-up for processing KUEA loans and completes other processing tasks as assigned.
5% - Other Duties as Assigned
Active participant on the EM committees and task forces as assigned.
Provides support for the website, social media, and/or the development of publication s in collaboration with the Communications Assistant Director.
Assumes additional responsibilities as assigned by Associate Director.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree by the time of appointment.
Effective written communication skills as evidenced by application materials.
Position Requirements: Occasional travel and multiple work locations.


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