UMA transforms the lives of students of every age and background
across the State of Maine and beyond through access to high-quality
distance and on-site education, excellence in student support,
civic engagement, and professional and liberal arts
UMA is the third largest public university in Maine. In
addition to its main campus in the state’s
capital, UMA also serves students at its campus in Bangor
(UMA Bangor) and through UMA Centers around the
state. With its multiple locations and long-term expertise in
online and distance learning, UMA is generally considered
the university of choice for Mainers of all ages who want
to attend college without uprooting their lives.
The University of Maine at Augusta is seeking applicants for a
full-time Financial Aid
Counselor position in the Student Financial Services
Office. The primary responsibilities of this
position are to provide financial aid counseling to potential
and current students and to ensure that financial aid applicant
files are processed timely and accurately.
- Counseling students and parents on financial aid matters such
as the application process, availability of funds, and alternative
- Performing the verification process on federally selected
financial aid applicants.
- Monitoring awarding and eligibility of Presidential and General
UMA scholarship recipients.
- Monitoring students continued eligibility for financial aid per
Satisfactory Academic Progress policy. Responsible for student
notification, counseling, and appeal processing.
- Providing students with details of all refund policies
applicable to UMA as well as information on Title IV program
requirements for the treatment of Title IV funds when a student
withdraws. Monitoring student enrollment and responsible for
notification to student, completing a leave of absence checklist
(if applicable), and completing the R2T4 calculation.
- Participating in outreach services, admission recruiting
functions, and financial aid presentations.
- Assisting with various daily or cyclical reports required in
the routine processing and cleanup of student files.
A full position description can be found
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM
- 5:00 PM, evenings and weekends as necessary.
Salary: The typical starting salary for
this position is in the mid-to-high 30s, commensurate with
qualifications and experience. The University offers an
excellent fringe-benefits plan. To learn more about the
University's comprehensive fringe-benefits package, please see
the video posted here.
- Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and
- Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication
- Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
- Computer skills
- Experience with student financial aid
- Familiarity with the University of Maine at Augusta and/or the
University of Maine System
Applicants must complete an online application and submit a
cover letter and resume at https://uma.hiretouch.com/. Materials
must be submitted via "Apply for Position." You will need to
create an applicant profile, complete an application, upload a
cover letter which fully describes your qualifications and
experiences with specific reference to the required and preferred
qualifications, a resume/curriculum vitae and contact
information for three professional references. You will also
need to complete the affirmative action survey, the
self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification
of veteran status form.
Review of applications will begin on August
16. Materials received after August 15,
2021 will be considered at the discretion of the
university. We are not able to consider
applicants who require Visa sponsorship support.
The successful applicant is subject to appropriate
The University of Maine at Augusta is an EEO/AA employer, and
does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion,
sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression,
national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic
information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all
other programs and activities. The following office has been
designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination
policies: Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens
Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754 or at 207.581.1226.