Financial Aid Counselor

Enrollment Management

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JOB QUALIFICATIONS

• Ability to portray the seminary values and mission in writing, speech, personal demeanor, and spiritual commitment
• Detail oriented and ability to work at a fast pace
• Excellent communication skills; ability to interact and engage people, to view, discern, adjust, and respond appropriately to non-verbal communication cues
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JOB FUNCTIONS

The employee in this position will have the following essential job functions:

  • Provide financial counsel to undergraduate, master-level, and doctoral students. Responsibilities include assisting students with strategies to pay for tuition and living expenses, providing information on outside means of aid such as loans, VA Benefits, and outside scholarships, and helping students develop a responsible approach to financial planning.
  • Disburse aid, including institutional scholarships, outside aid, and loans to student accounts.
  • Act as a liaison for students to the VA, loan servicers, and outside scholarship organizations.
  • Certify private loans with KHEAA, Sallie Mae, and Fifth Third Bank.
  • Certify veterans for VA benefits under the GI bill.
  • Assist students in applying for short term loans through Southern Seminary.
  • Correspond with scholarship donors as necessary.
  • Prepare correspondence, forms, reports, check requests, cash reports, interdepartmental transfers, etc.
  • Maintain accurate information on scholarships from organizations outside the seminary.
  • Assist the Director of Financial Aid in developing strategic plans within Financial Aid.
  • Assist with other activities as needed.

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