Financial Aid Counselor

Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid

The University of St. Thomas (UST), a private Catholic University committed to the liberal arts and the religious and intellectual tradition of Catholic higher education, located in Houston, Texas, near the vibrant central business district, Texas Medical Center, and museum district, is seeking applicants for a full-time Financial Aid Counselor. This position reports directly to the Dean of the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.

Purpose of the job:

Assist students and their families as they apply for financial aid and scholarships.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

Counsel students and their families regarding financial aid eligibility and scholarships, and their rights and responsibilities associated with those programs.
Assist students who are completing scholarship appeal forms, and track appeals from start to finish.
Assist students who are inquiring / applying for special circumstances consideration and process those appeals.
Mange scholarship posting as departments award scholarships to students.
Assist with the distribution of information on various financial aid programs available to students.
Conduct financial aid presentations on campus and occasionally off campus (i.e., high schools.)
Provide support to the other financial aid professionals and promote a cross-trained student-centered atmosphere.
Assist other university offices to meet the needs of ABSN students and families efficiently and effectively.
Other duties and responsibilities:

Perform all other duties as required and assigned.
Knowledge and skills required:

Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree
Prior financial aid work experience
Working knowledge of the financial aid application process and various federal and state financial aid programs.
Knowledge of awarding procedures, creating budgets, understanding annual and aggregate loan eligibility.
Familiarity of current issues affecting the financial aid and scholarship profession
Demonstrated exceptional mathematical ability and public relations skills
Working conditions:

May be required to work weekend/evening hours (during peak periods).
Significant amounts of personal, phone, and electronic interaction with others.
When workload demands, individuals will be expected to work the necessary hours to get the job done.
Physical capabilities for normal office environment required.
Limited travel.
Non-smoking environment

The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer


For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.