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Financial Aid Counselor

Apply now Job no: 493350
Work type: Staff Full-time
Location: UMBC Campus
Categories: Financial Aid


 Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships


The Financial Aid Counselor provides guidance to students and parents regarding federal, State and institutional aid options. The Counselor is responsible for processing financial aid records and determining student eligibility.

The incumbent is responsible for counseling and advising current and prospective students and their families on the federal, state, and institutional financial aid programs, and assisting with the removal of barriers to receive educational funding.  With a student centered focus, the Counselor provides information on policies, procedures, and eligibility of financial aid programs. 

Specific duties include: analyze and process student financial aid records including federal verification, certification of loans, awarding grants, evaluating/reviewing student files, and reconciling student accounts; participate in orientation programs, outreach and awareness events on and off campus; act as the lead for one or more financial aid programs; and perform other duties as assigned.

In addition, we are seeking candidates who exhibit a strong commitment for innovation as demonstrated by their ability to be proactive, dynamic, forward-thinking, strategic and collaborative. “UMBC has been consistently recognized by US News and World Report as a “higher education trailblazer”.  We welcome innovative and creative thinkers to join our Enrollment Management team.”

Required Minimum Qualifications:

Requires a Bachelor's Degree.

Preferred Qualifications:  Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to adapt to a fast paced environment are important, as well as a commitment to customer service.
Background Screening Statement:

A background check will be required.  

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Upload a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references.  

Screening of Applications Begins: For best consideration submit application materials by May 12, 2021 (applications will be accepted until the position is filled).  
Salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Hours: Full Time
Type: Regular
FLSA Status: Exempt
Benefits: UMBC offers a benefits package for regular and grant-funded regular employees including generous leave, excellent health, life, and disability insurance, retirement plans, tuition remission, on-site preschool, and numerous professional development and wellness opportunities. Contingent II positions may include some benefits. To learn more about our benefits click here.
 Equal Opportunity Statement: UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, minority group members, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


If you require a reasonable accommodation for a disability for any part of the employment process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 410-455-2337 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Work Authorization  As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation upon hire showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.

Advertised: Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Open Until Filled

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