Financial Aid Counselor

Goodwin College
East Hartford
Oct 02, 2016
Oct 24, 2016
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Description:

Description Under the supervision of the Director for Financial Aid, the Financial Aid Counselor will be involved in all aspects of financial aid administration including but not limited to counseling of students, determining students' needs, verification and packaging, and loan processing. The Financial Aid Counselor provides financial aid counseling and information to prospective and current students in a fast paced team environment while complying with federal and state regulations as well as institutional policies. Principal Responsibilities:Counsels prospective and current students regarding financial aid eligibility, pertinent school policies and available funding.Uses judgment and problem solving skills to award student.Follow up on incomplete or missing financial aid information and verifies information for students selected for verification.Reports necessary information/changes via Department of Education information systems.Communicates effectively and consistently with pertinent internal department members from admissions, business office and registrar etc.Modifies packages based on enrollment changes, additional funding etc. while communicating those changes to students.Represent the department at special events such as high school college nights, orientations, financial aid workshops, financial literacy workshops etc.Assist with projects as needed. Qualifications Requirements:Bachelors Degree1 year of relevant experience with financial aid Title IV in a higher education environment.Excellent communications and counseling skills (verbal and written)Detail oriented and ability to organize and manage multiple tasks in high pressure office during peak times of the year.Superior customer service skills.Knowledge of financial aid systems such as PowerFaids.Requires some nights and weekends and some local travel. Interested applicants, please submit your cover letter and resume to

Company Description:

Goodwin College is an innovative learning community that empowers hard-working students to become sought-after employees.

We tailor our programs to address the needs of employers, and we shape them to fit the lives of students. Classes are conveniently offered year-round, days, evenings, weekends, and online. Degrees may be flexibly layered across certificate, associate, and bachelor's programs in a variety of in-demand fields.

Better still, we surround our students with the personal support and the professional guidance they need not just to earn degrees, but to change lives for themselves, their families, and their communities.