Financial Aid Counselor

Drew University
New Jersey, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 18, 2022
Student Financial Services: Financial Aid Counselor

Drew University is seeking a Financial Aid Counselor. This position is a primary point of contact for the Financial Aid Office offering counseling and financial guidance, ensuring that our students and families receive high quality customer service. This candidate must be able to communicate financial information in a professional and courteous manner. It is important that this person has the ability to establish and create working relationships with other departments in order to achieve common goals

Key Responsibilities:
  • Professionally communicate financial aid information to enrolled and prospective students (and families) via email, phone or in person
  • Create and review student financial aid award packages, ensuring accuracy with financial aid regulations (both Federal and State)
  • Assist students in areas concerning their financial aid, such as completing verification and professional judgement processes
  • Serve as a secondary VA certifying official
  • Coordinate efforts with the other departments to ensure that school policies and processes are being followed
  • Serve as liaison to the Admissions Department regarding cost of attendance, scholarships, payment plans, and an educational overview of financial obligations
  • Responsible for attending specified University functions where office representation is required, this may include evenings or weekends during peak periods
  • Performs other duties as assigned, within the scope, responsibility and requirements of the job
Required Education and Experience:
  • College Diploma, Bachelors or Associate Degree
  • Minimum 2 years’ professional experience, including customer service, Financial Aid experience,
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and follow directions to complete tasks and meet deadlines
  • Manage a high volume work load, being able to effectively problem solve
  • Experience working in a higher education environment with the working knowledge of the Banner operating system is preferred

To apply, submit the following materials. Position is an immediate fill.
  • Cover letter, including desired salary range
  • CV/Resume

About Drew University:

Drew University, a Phi Beta Kappa liberal arts university, includes the College of Liberal Arts, the Drew Theological School and the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies. Drew is located on a beautiful, wooded campus in Madison, New Jersey, a thriving small town close to New York City.

It has a total enrollment of more than 2,200 students and has 136 full-time faculty members, 96% of whom hold the terminal degree in their field. The Theological and Caspersen schools offer master’s and doctoral degrees, and the College confers BA and BS degrees in 40 disciplines and offers 19 dual-degree programs.

Drew’s one-of-a-kind, leading edge path to an undergraduate degree, Launch , ensures that every student graduates with a purpose, sought-after transferable skills, a network of mentors, and an experience-based résumé—guaranteed. Particularly noteworthy opportunities for undergraduates include the Charles A. Dana Research Institute for Scientists Emeriti (RISE), the Drew Summer Science Institute (DSSI), the Center for Civic Engagement, as well as seven New York City semesters and several international study abroad programs.

The Caspersen School of Graduate Studies offers a wide array of distinctive and flexible advanced degree programs designed to meet the needs of almost any busy schedule. All programs are based on Drew’s renowned commitment to faculty-student mentorship, opportunities for out-of-the-classroom experiential learning, and facilitating a robust intellectual community.

The Theological School has a distinguished history rooted in the United Methodist Church. Today, it serves many denominations as a center for preparing clergy and leaders for service in the church and the world. Its focus on biblical and theological scholarship and social justice has made it a sought after destination for students pursuing master’s and doctoral degrees.

To enrich education through diversity, Drew University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Following federal and state requirements; a candidate must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States if selected for hire.

These positions are subject to a background check.

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