Financial Aid Counselor

Rhode Island, United States
Salary Not Specified
Sep 28, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Founded in 1917, Providence College (PC) is a premier Catholic liberal arts institution steadfastly committed to academic excellence through a dynamic core curriculum, a distinctive Development of Western Civilization Program, and abundant experiential learning opportunities. The only U.S. higher education institution administered by the Dominican Friars, PC is committed to providing a variety of opportunities for intellectual, social, moral, and spiritual growth in a supportive environment. Providence College believes that cultural and intellectual pluralism is essential to the excellence of its academic programs, and strives to foster an academic culture and campus community reflecting the global environment in which we live and work.

The approximately 105-acre campus is situated in Rhode Island’s capital city and is close to the many cultural and educational offerings of Rhode Island’s “renaissance city.” Additionally, Providence is located an hour from Boston and just a few hours from New York City.

For years, Providence College has been recognized in the U.S. News & World Report “Regional Universities – North Category” and has been commended by several other ranking publications.

Posting Details

Position Title Financial Aid Counselor Overview

Assist in the administration of multi-faceted federal and institutional financial aid programs primarily through the determination of financial need and awards while simultaneously counseling parents and students on aid programs consisting of grants, loans, and work study opportunities.

Essential Duties:

1. Determine financial need for a caseload of prospective/current undergraduate, SCE, and graduate students. Create offers of financial aid based on current regulations/guidance and disburse to the student account. Communicate the College’s methodology (internal/external) and the type/level of awards available/offered in support of recruitment and retention efforts.

2. Coordinate private/alternative student loan program – approximately 600+ loans totaling $14.8 million per academic year. Certify private loans selected by students/parents to finance College costs. Oversee Requests for Information ( RFI ) in support of our suggested lender list and annually update programmatic instructions and institutional information within the loan management system. Train a back-up.

3. Act as primary liaison to the offices of the Bursar and Admissions, as well as the compliance officer in Athletics for scholarships based on athletic talent and early assessment of eligibility. Annually update programmatic instructions and ensure back-up is trained.

4. Contribute and collaborate with peers on presentation content and speaker notes for presentations. Represent the office on an individual basis and/or larger venues.

5. Re-determine financial need for a caseload of prospective/current undergraduate, graduate, and SCE students in light of new or changed information not on original applications. Revise offers of financial aid based on professional judgement utilizing institutional policy and guidance set forth from the U.S. Department of Education.

Marginal Duties:

1. Perform all other duties as may be required.

Education and Experience Required

• Bachelor’s Degree in related field from an accredited institution required.

• One to three years of financial aid experience preferably in need analysis (Federal Methodology and/or Institutional Methodology), or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

• Progressive and thorough understanding of federal/state regulations governing financial aid programs.

• Analytical and quantitative skills.

• Strong Organizational.

• Strong interpersonal, written, and public speaking skills.

• Experience and comfort utilizing computer systems (Banner, EdConnect, COD, NSLDS, FAL Access, SQL Developer) as well as skills with various Microsoft applications.

Physical Demands Employee Status Full Time Union Status Non-Union Shift: First If other, please enter regular schedule. EEO Statement

Providence College does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, national and ethnic
origin, sex, gender, except where gender is a bona fide occupational qualification, sexual orientation,
gender identity, religion, disability, age, veteran status, or genetic information. The College will develop,
and from time to time update, an affirmative action program and will insist on a good-faith effort on the
part of its employees to comply with the program. The College will request and expect its agents and
those with whom it conducts its affairs to meet the commitment of this important program.

Requisition Number AS420P Closing Date Open Until Filled Special Instructions to Applicants Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed To Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation

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