Financial Aid Counselor - Metropolitan State University of Denver in Denver Colorado

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Metropolitan State University of Denver

Denver, Colorado 80217


United States
(A00482)

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Detailed Job Description

This position counsels students and parents regarding the financial aid application process, eligibility, need analysis, awarding, budgeting and repayment policies and procedures. Works with the Verification program as outlined by federal guidelines and regulations. The Verification program deals with financial aid applicants through direct contact requesting documentation to verify submitted application data. Responsible for oversight of the student office book loans.

The incumbent also serves as a member of the departmental management team which develops and recommends policies and implementation procedures for institutional, state and federal financial aid programs. All duties require monitoring and keeping current on state and federal regulations and office policies and procedures in order to assure accurate and efficient release of information and program compliance. Provides financial aid counseling to student and parents via email, phone conversations, counseling sessions, public presentations and workshops. Serves as a member of the Professional Judgment Committee.

Duties/Responsibilities

45% – Instructs and counsels students and parents regarding the financial aid application process, eligibility, need analysis, budgeting, packaging, awarding and repayment policies and procedures. This may require giving information in Spanish and English.

30% – Answer incoming student emails.

20% – Administers the Verification program, which verifies student application data. Responsible for compliance with Federal Regulations concerning verification and refund/repayment for Federal, State and internal audits.

5% Serves as a member of the departmental management team, which develops and recommends policies and implementation procedures for institutional, state and federal financial aid programs.

The daily work schedule for this position will accommodate evening counseling hours.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree.
One year of financial aid experience.
Experience collaborating with others to create and implement a project, program or task.
The ability to work during the evening is required.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with Verification.
Experience using Banner Financial Aid Software.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Detail oriented.
Ability to handle numerous complex and routine tasks simultaneously.
Demonstrated experience in successfully promoting multicultural and diversity initiatives for improved student retention.
Bilingual language(Spanish/English).

Special Instructions to Applicants

IMPORTANT: In order to be considered as an applicant you must apply via the online application system, www.msudenverjobs.com.
Official transcripts will be required of the candidate selected for hire.

Please note: References refers to a list of names and contact information of three professional references.

Keyword Phrases

  • FA - Financial Aid
  • Financial Aid Counselor
  • Diverse institution
  • Urban environment
  • Comprehensive college offering bachelors & masters
  • Financial Aid
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Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Analyst / Staff
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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