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The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.
Posted Job Title
Financial Aid Counselor Senior
Job Profile Title
Financial Aid Counselor Senior
Job Description Summary
This position serves as a Financial Aid Counselor on the Student Financial Services team. Related duties include: Helping to facilitate and support student-centered initiatives Provide leadership and counseling, and/or guidance to students, families, and the university community. Evaluate financial aid applications and determine amount/configuration of aid packages for students, ensuring the university is in compliance with state, federal, and institutional policies governing financial aid. Consult with various university offices (Admissions, Registrar, Bursar, Advising) and external agencies (lenders and guarantee agencies)to resolve related processing and certification and payment issues.
The Financial Aid Counselor Senior will join a large team of Financial Aid Professionals servicing both, undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Pennsylvania. The office provides support student-centered initiatives, leadership, and counseling, and/or guidance to students, families, and the university community. The position will actively serve students and their families through financial aid related services ranging from educating prospective students about the financial aid process, awarding various aid programs, and educating students about the importance of good financial management. In addition, this position will have administrative oversight of specific programs (such as Pell, Donor Relations, Veterans, FWS, etc.) to ensure funds are properly awarded, disbursed, and accurately reconciled.
Bachelor's degree, and 3 to5 years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Financial aid counseling experience and comprehensive knowledge and understanding of federal regulations for administering student financial aid programs, financial aid need analysis and processes. Experience in managing both federal and institutional methodology is a plus. Have considerable experience working with specific financial aid programs and a good working knowledge of FERPA rules and regulations, and the ability to ensure compliance. Familiar with Banner Student Information System, needs' analysis, and federal/state financial aid programs. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to interpret and apply laws, policies, and procedures. Familiarity with automated financial aid systems. Experience with MS Office, (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint), Banner, ImageNow imaging system. Ability to work well with a diverse community and groups with different levels of technical ability. Multilingual skills are a plus. The ability to develop and maintain effective professional working relationships with individuals at all organization levels on campus is critical, along with the ability to work independently and with a team of colleagues.
Office, library, computer room.
Typically sitting at a desk or table
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
Division of Finance
$42,953.00 - $77,315.00
Affirmative Action Statement Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.
Special Requirements Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Internal Number: JR00005775
About University of Pennsylvania
Penn has a long and proud tradition of intellectual rigor and pursuit of innovative knowledge, begun by Benjamin Franklin in 1740. That tradition lives today through the creativity, entrepreneurship, and engagement of our faculty, students, and staff. Academic life at Penn is unparalleled, with an undergraduate student body of 10,000 from every U.S. state and around the world. The entering class of 2015 is the most talented and diverse in Penn's history. Consistently ranked among the top 10 universities in the country, Penn welcomes an additional 10,000 students to our top-ranked graduate and professional schools.