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Financial Aid Counselor

Apply now Job no: 493545
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 Counselor 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
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
  • Skill in the use of personal computer and related software applications
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems
  • Organization and coordination skills
  • Ability to interpret and implement policies and procedures
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 December 2, 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
COVID-19 Vaccination: The University of Maryland has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University System of Maryland (USM) recently announced that students, faculty, and staff on USM campuses this fall, including UMBC, are required to be vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and/or a new employee at UMBC, you will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required at the start of employment. Further information is available at:
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.
Title IX: As an institution that receives federal financial assistance, UMBC adheres to Title IX and does not discriminate on the basis of sex. For more information about Title IX and contact information for Title IX Coordinator click here.   


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 Standard Time
Applications close: Open Until Filled

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