Financial Aid Counselor-School of Medicine

UCLA Health
California, United States
Salary Not specified
May 26, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Financial Aid Counselor-School of Medicine       Responsibilities


Reporting to the Director of Financial Aid, you will serve as a member of the team to effectively plan and provide a comprehensive financial aid delivery system that supports $40M in aid programs and student/administrative services utilizing best practices.  In this role, you will work with the Director to administer federal, state and University financial aid programs to DGSOM students, from application to disbursement, in accordance with all rules and regulations. 

You will work collaboratively with the Director, Executive Director, Associate Dean of Admissions, Associate Dean of Student Affairs, and Registrar to ensure compliance with all statutory and regulatory requirements, and consults with committees on policies and procedures as they relate to financial aid, admissions, scholarships, enrollment status, and satisfactory academic progress.  You will implement system changes to comply with state and federal laws, campus financial aid and administrative policies, and UC corporate system requirements.  You will also be responsible for adherence to University, state and federal laws and regulations relating to privacy and security of student and parent financial aid records, including financial aid data systems and databases. 



  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • At least one year of experience in Financial Aid, higher education administration finance, scholarships administration, or a related field required.Additional experience in student services preferred.
  • Knowledge of Federal and Institutional Methodologies.
  • Knowledge of federal, state and university policies that govern student aid programs.
  • Knowledge of the Financial Aid Management and Need Access Counselor systems for accessing, updating, and processing student application data, and awarding of financial aid.
  • Ability to review, evaluate and process medical student financial aid application files.
  • Ability to understand single and complex federal tax returns.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret complex federal, state and university regulations, policies and procedures, and guidelines.
  • Excellent skill in writing concise, logical and grammatically correct forms, letters, memos, consumer guides, financial aid publications, and work procedures.
  • Ability to accurately apply the rules and regulations that govern the numerous financial aid programs and meet all compliance requirements.  
  • Must be able to present effectively at public events, student presentations, and high-level meetings and conferences.Must be able to effectively communicate with a diverse group of students, parents and staff. 
  • Ability to manage highly sensitive information and maintain confidentiality in accordance with all Federal, State, institutional and office regulations and guidelines.

UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.


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