University of St. Thomas

Financial Aid Counselor


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 position. This position reports directly to the Dean of Scholarships and Financial Aid.


Advise students and families regarding availability of scholarships and financial aid at the university.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

Counsel students and their families regarding financial aid eligibility, assistance programs available, and their rights and responsibilities associated with those programs

Certify private loans, and manage disbursements.
Assist with federal verification process
Utilize & process professional judgment to evaluate changed circumstances
Assist with the distribution of information on various financial aid programs available to students; conduct financial aid presentations on campus and in the community
Process and compile missing information letters to students with incomplete files
Provide support to the other financial aid professionals and promote a cross-trained student-centered atmosphere
Work cooperatively with other university offices to efficiently and effectively meet the needs of students and families
Work with other professional staff in counseling students and applicants with the financial aid process
Perform other various duties as assigned.
Education and Experience Requirement:

Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree is required

Minimum of 2 years prior financial aid work experience at the college/university level
Working knowledge of the financial aid application process and various federal and state financial aid programs.
Familiarity of current issues effecting the financial aid and scholarship profession
Demonstrate a high level of mathematical aptitude and ability
Demonstrate a customer service orientation and effective public relations skills
An intermediate or higher proficiency level in desktop skills specifically Excel, Word, and PowerPoint software.
Effective organization skills and the ability to multi-task.
Professional telephone skills to handle a high volume of telephone and electronic interaction with others.
Working conditions:

May occasionally be required to work weekend/evening hours (during peak periods).

When workload demands, individuals will be expected to work the necessary hours to get the job done.
Physical capabilities for normal office environment required.
Very 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.


About University of St. Thomas

Company Mission:

Our founding was inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, a 2,000-year-old practice of uniting faith and reason to explore the world. As a Catholic university, we develop future leaders of all faiths looking to make a positive impact on the world. And, we are the only academic institution in Minnesota to be designated a “Changemaker Campus,” meaning social innovation, entrepreneurship and caring for the common good are built into everything we do. Our three campuses in St. Paul, downtown Minneapolis and Rome, Italy, offer unique learning and living opportunities.


Full time benefit eligible position including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, vacation, retirement 403b plan, and tuition remission