Financial Aid Counselor

Financial Aid Counselor

Job Description:

La Roche University is currently seeking qualified candidates for a full-time Financial Aid Counselor.  As a member of the Enrollment Management Division, the Financial Aid Counselor advises students and families regarding the various aspects and guidelines of the financial aid process; the position also supports the administration of multiple student aid programs at the University.

This staff position reports to the Director of Financial Aid and is eligible for corresponding full-time benefits. The annual salary for this position starts at $35,568.

La Roche embraces its Catholic identity while welcoming people of all faiths and backgrounds, fosters global citizenship and creates a community of scholars from around the world. The University empowers all members of the community to become lifelong learners, achieve success in their chosen careers, and promote justice and peace in a constantly changing global society.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

– Provide guidance to students and/or their parents regarding federal, state, institutional, and other aid related matters, such as scholarship information, loan eligibility, and application deadlines.
– Responsible for packaging, verification, and evaluation of student files in compliance with federal, state, and institutional policies and regulations.
– Revise financial aid awards upon changes in housing status, changes in enrollment status, and/or notification of additional financial aid resources from third parties.
– Assist with certifying federal and private education loans for students and parents.
– Assist with processing state grant award and reconciliation rosters for PA and other states as applicable.
– Process Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) forms and program payments.
– Respond to financial aid questions submitted through the office email system, phone calls, virtual and in-person visits and/or other methods of communication.
– Collaborate with other campus departments, such as Admissions, Student Accounts, Registrar, and Housing and Residence Life.

Additional Responsibilities:

– Assist with reconciling various financial aid programs.
– Attend professional training as requested or required.
– Ability to conduct financial aid presentations in group settings.
– Non-traditional work hours, such as evenings and/or weekends may be necessary.


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- Bachelor’s degree or post-secondary degree with a minimum 2 years of Financial Aid experience. - Proficiency with Microsoft Office software, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. - Experience with Jenzabar Financial Aid (JFA) and Jenzabar One (J1) software is preferred. - Excellent oral and written communication skills. - Appropriate organizational skills and ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.


The link to Employment Opportunities is at the bottom of LRU's home page.

Application Deadline:

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