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Financial Aid Counselor

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 9, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Financial Aid
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Description

About Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University:

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is an independent, culturally diverse institution providing quality education and research in aviation, aerospace, engineering, and other related fields with residential campuses located in Daytona Beach, Florida and Prescott, Arizona. The University's Worldwide campus provides educational opportunities online and at approximately 130 locations throughout the United States, Asia, Europe, and Central/South America.

As the largest and most comprehensive aviation and aerospace-focused university in the world, Embry-Riddle is a unique institution. Over the past 90 years, the University has evolved with industry to break new ground and produce top-level graduates who serve the ever-changing needs of aviation and aerospace and other STEM-related disciplines. Embry-Riddle offers programs in seven primary fields of study including: Applied Science; Aviation; Business; Computers and Technology; Engineering; Safety, Security, and Intelligence; and Space.

For Academic Year 2021-22, there were over 11,100 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students that attended the University's residential campuses and approximately 20,195 students in total enrolled with the University around the world.

The Opportunity:

Embry-Riddle is now hiring a Financial Aid Counselor at the Daytona Beach campus. This position provides counseling services to students and parents regarding the application process for obtaining federal, state, private, and institutional sources of financial assistance. This position requires that counseling be performed in a variety of mediums -- in person, telephone, and by e-mail. Other responsibilities include monitoring individual student eligibility for aid awarded under specific programs and regulations; verifying the accuracy of information submitted by students on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA); certifying the eligibility and processing of funds for federal and private loan programs; providing assistance in identifying all sources of financial assistance for which a student may qualify in order to continue enrollment at the University; and communicating with students with respect to issues or conditions that may have a negative effect on their continued eligibility to receive financial assistance. The Financial Aid Counselor will work in a professional and congenial manner within the Financial Aid Office, within the University and in representing Embry-Riddle externally.


Required Qualifications:
  • High school (or GED) level ability in spelling, grammar, basic composition, and math.
  • 1-3 years of related work experience.
  • Analytical skills with an in-depth knowledge of information systems and technical expertise with Microsoft operating systems, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook/email, and Internet end-user applications.
  • Excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills necessary to deal effectively with staff, the public, various government entities and the University community.
  • Demonstrated analytical abilities to handle complex administrative details with experience working in a fast-paced environment.
  • Comprehensive understanding of financial aid processing and eligibility requirements.
  • Experience with automated files management, tracking, and letter generating computer programs.
  • Must be able to multi-task and be deadline oriented.
  • Excellent organization skills.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Prior financial aid work experience.
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