Financial Aid Counselor/Assistant Director of Financial Aid

Financial Aid Counselor/Assistant Director of Financial Aid

  • Full Time
  • Easton
Job Description:

In support of the educational mission of Lafayette College, and through the highest standards of compliance, transparency, integrity, and standard industry practice, the Admissions & Financial Aid teams focus on recruiting, enrolling, and supporting the success of students who make Lafayette their home. Lafayette’s Admissions & Financial Aid teams’ administration of a humane and equitable admissions approach and the deployment of generous institutional and federal financial aid programs provides the foundation for Lafayette’s enrollment success as we empower all new students to claim a Lafayette identity.

Lafayette is one of a limited number of colleges and universities that guarantee to meet the full demonstrated need of all students who are admitted and apply by the deadlines.

The Financial Aid Counselor/Assistant Director of Financial Aid will work collaboratively with the Director of Financial Aid and other staff members to evaluate first-year and returning student financial aid applications and determine financial aid eligibility. The person in this position will counsel students and parents regarding financial aid awarding/packaging, verification, need analysis, and financial aid/financing options to assist with educational costs. This will be a full-time, on-campus, salaried position. A list of additional duties and responsibilities is provided below.

• Partner with the Associate Director of Financial Aid to ensure strong customer service and student support.
• Award and process all private alternative education loans.
• Manage Lafayette College Institutional Loan Program.
• Perform File Review- Federal and Institutional Need Analysis as assigned.
• Completes other duties as assigned

• Highly developed interpersonal, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
• Strong communication skills, both oral and written, providing the ability to effectively communicate with multiple internal and external constituents; attention to established English grammar/mechanics necessary.
• Ensures compliance with federal laws/regulations pertaining to financial aid and provides appropriate training to financial aid staff.
• Attend the annual FSA Conference and any other conferences deemed necessary by the director.
• Proficiency with PC, Microsoft Office tools, email, and the Internet, with the ability to learn a variety of new technology systems; knowledge of COGNOS; familiarity with Slate and Banner preferred.
• Sensitivity to the need of each individual to be treated with dignity and respect as it relates to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
• Bachelor’s Degree Required

• Bi-lingual in English and Spanish

Please provide a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references.


Lafayette College

Application Deadline:

until filled

Accept Electronic Resumes


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