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Position InformationPosting Number 20112672
Position Title Financial Aid Counselor #442083, 499616 FTE 1.00 Position Type Staff Department Student Financial Aid
Position Summary Information
Job Summary/Basic Function
About the Role:
Under the direction of the Assistant Director for Financial Aid, the Financial Aid Counselor will be involved in all aspects of financial aid administration. This position provides current and future students with information regarding available aid and financing options to our undergraduate and graduate student population.
This is accomplished by ensuring all federal and state regulations are met, ensuring correct information is reported to the Department of Education's Office of Federal Student Aid, analyzing tax forms, W-2's and other relevant financial documents, and inputting data into the university's student database. Other duties include organizing files, maintaining office equipment and supplies for office operations reviewing files for award processes, answering questions on the application process, explaining policies and procedures to students, parents and staff, working with default management program to maintain a low school default rate, and assisting staff with related department paperwork and data. Strict adherence to established NCAA, Southland Conference, Lamar University, and Texas State University System rules and regulations. The Financial Aid Counselor works in a student-centered fast-paced team environment while complying with federal and state regulations as well as institutional policies.
What You'll Do – Position Duties
As a member of our team, you will have an impact on our clients through accomplishment of the following responsibilities:
Who We Are:
Lamar University is a diverse and accessible global university for life-long learners with a passion for broad-based community engagement. As a vital contributor to the socioeconomic wellbeing and resilience of the Gulf Coast region, our expertise is recognized locally and beyond. Lamar University is home to more than 17,000 students and is among the fastest growing Texas colleges and universities. LU is a member of The Texas State University System, which is the first higher education system of Texas and maintains the lowest average tuition and fees of any university system in Texas. With more than 100 degree options and a community that cares, Lamar students are always proud to be Cardinals.
Lamar University is committed to fostering a culture of diversity where students, faculty and staff of all backgrounds can learn, work, and serve.
Benefits – Job Perks:
At Lamar University one of the ways we show value to our team members is by offering the following perks:
Our Comprehensive Benefits Package
What You'll Need to Succeed – Minimum Qualifications
Lamar University is An Equal Opportunity Employer
Veteran's Preference Statement
Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance with Texas 805 Government Code, Section 657.003.
In addition to the amazing qualifications and experiences listed above, if we had our say, we would also look for:
Experience Preferred: Financial aid experience is preferred as well as two years of customer service experience with a high competency of computer skills.
Security Sensitive Statement
This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.
Salary $37,000 Work Hours
Application InformationPosting Date 08/18/2023
Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special InstructionsPosting Specific Questions
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