Financial Aid Advisor I - (STA010199)

University of Houston
Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 25, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Financial Affairs, Student Affairs, Financial Aid
Employment Type
Full Time

Provides individual advising to current and prospective students and parents regarding financial aid eligibility, the various programs available, and reviews submitted documents to enable award delivery.

  1. Advises students about financial aid eligibility, aid programs, application procedures, and financial need in accordance with federal, state, university, and private foundation rules and regulations.
  2. Assists in conducting financial need analyses and determines eligibility for federal, state, university, and other aid programs.
  3. Ensures that awarded financial aid is appropriately disbursed and credited to the students' account; identifies problems related to award delivery and communicates with the appropriate individual or department for resolution.
  4. Assists in the preparation, review, and timely submission of required forms and reports.
  5. Provides direction to students on how to resolve data conflicts which result from application misinformation; may use complex computer programs to retrieve and analyze financial aid data.
  6. Reviews appeal documents for accuracy and completeness prior to submission.
  7. Evaluates financial aid programs to determine which meet the student's demonstrated needs.
  8. Coordinates with Admissions counselors to provide an effective and seamless student recruitment, entry, and enrollment process.
  9. May assist with financial aid workshops or outreach programs for students, parents, faculty, and staff.
  10. May assist students in developing and implementing realistic financial budgets; may intervene in emergency financial situations and determine available options.
  11. Develops and maintains current knowledge of financial aid programs and eligibility requirements by attending trainings, workshops, and conferences; may participate in and assist with Financial Aid cross-functional training.
  12. Performs other job-related duties as assigned.


Qualifications :

Bachelors and 1 year experience

Requires a thorough understanding of both theoretical and practical aspects of an analytical, technical or professional discipline; or the basic knowledge of more than one professional discipline. Knowledge of the discipline is normally obtained through a formal, directly job-related 4 year degree from a college or university or an equivalent in-depth specialized training program that is directly related to the type of work being performed. Requires a minimum of one (1) year of direct job-related experience.

Additional Job Posting Information:
-Department is willing to consider education in lieu of experience.

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