Academic Jobs
Financial Aid Counselor
Institution: Allen University
Location: South Carolina, United States
Category: Faculty - Science - Mathematics
Posted: 08/21/2020
Application Due: 00/00/0000
Type: Fulltime

Allen University

Position Description

Financial Aid Counselor

Office of Student Financial Aid

Job Summary:

Under the general direction of the Director of Financial Aid, the Financial

Aid Counselor is responsible for assisting in the administration of Title IV,

State, institutional and private funds made available to students in the form

of scholarships, grants, loans and employment.

Salary: Commensurate with Experience


• Interpret federal, state and University regulations and policies to

determine eligibility of for federal, state and institutional financial

assistance. Award financial aid and conduct a wide range of activities

necessary for the processing, tracking and delivery of grants, loans and


• Review student aid applications for completeness, collect required

documentation to meet federal and institutional requirements while using

electronic tools to notify students of individual requirements and to track

receipt of documents and completion of student eligibility requirements.

Track all incoming documents for processing into the PowerFaids

system; compose and mail routine letters; and responds to inquiries.

• Perform federally mandated verification and need analysis processes and

corrects student data by visual analysis of parent and student tax returns

and other verification documents. Use electronic tools to recalculate

eligibility and to resubmit data to the federal processor when required by


• Determine initial or recalculated eligibility for a variety of federal and

state financial aid programs, make awards from each program based on

student eligibility, availability of funds and institutional awarding

policies; place students in Federal Work Study assignments and monitor

earnings; perform direct lending processes as assigned.

• Provide counseling to perspective and enrolled students and parents

regarding the financial aid process and the proper application steps to 

secure financial aid, scholarships and alternative funding sources to meet

educational cost.

• Contribute to the University’s recruitment/retention efforts through

campus outreach, high school visitation, college fairs and alumni


• Serve as liaison between financial aid and other campus offices regarding

financial aid processing and administration.

• Maintains records of student work-study contracts, required signatures,

and accompanying identification, and tracks the number of hours worked

and amount of money earned by each student employed through the

Federal Work Study Program of the University;

• With minimum of instructions, initiates correspondence on a variety of

matters; composes letters and e-mail with explanations or clarification;

• Other duties as assigned


Master’s degree or equivalent. At least two years in a college financial aid

office and/or related college department. Knowledge of federal Title IV and

state financial aid programs highly desirable. Experience with reconciliation

of all fund types and Federal Work Study. Basic accounting skills are

necessary. Experience with institutional awarding strategies in the context

of enrollment and retention goals at a private college and knowledge of

PowerFaids and Jenzabar a plus.

Application Information
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