Admin Finacial Aid, Bay State College, Boston MA

Admin Finacial Aid, Bay State College, Boston MA

Financial Aid Counselor

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Institution: Bay State College
Location: Boston, MA
  • Admin - Financial Aid
Posted: 02/10/2014
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time
Notes: marked as a Priority
Bay State College is a private college whose mission is to provide students with a quality education that prepares them for professional careers and increasing levels of higher education. Currently Bay State is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Financial Aid Counselor.

The financial aid counselor will be involved in all aspects of financial aid administration including but not limited to counseling of students/families, needs analysis, processing of applications, loan processing, verification and packaging. Working within federal, state, and institutional policies and regulations, the Financial Aid Counselor provides financial aid information and counseling services to students and families. We are searching an organized and detail-oriented candidate who will work in a collaborative and fast-paced team environment.

  • Counsel prospective and current students/families about financial aid eligibility, application procedures, aid programs, packaging policies, costs, billing process, indebtedness, money management and financial planning.
  • Review and monitor cohort of student financial aid applications and determines eligibility based on institutional, federal and state regulations, using judgment and problem solving skills. Awards financial aid funds and certifies student loan applications.
  • Modifies financial aid packages based on changes in enrollment level, budget adjustments, additional aid, etc. and communicates changes in eligibility to students.
  • Provide a financial aid overview to all prospective students and their families of available funding sources and the institution's financial options while encouraging responsible debt management.
  • The position will also bring the experience necessary to cultivate and manage relationships with prospective students, their parents and families.
  • Must have the ability to interact with students and parents calmly and graciously under difficult situations and be capable of explaining complex and confusing regulations to students and parents.
  • The counselor will represent the department at special events such as Open House, Accepted Student's Day, etc.
  • Follow-up on: incomplete loan applications, missing loan applications and renewal applications, missing in-school financial aid forms and other incomplete paperwork on new starts and returning students.
  • Assist with other projects as needed.

  1. At least 2 years working knowledge of federal Title IV and state financial aid regulations.
  2. Excellent communication and counseling skills (verbal, written, and presentation)
  3. Detail oriented and ability to organize and manage multiple projects while working in a high-pressure office during peak business times of the year.
  4. Experience working with Microsoft, financial aid management systems, websites, etc.
  5. Patience, high energy, enthusiasm for helping others
  6. Bachelor Degree preferred
  7. Requires working some evenings and weekends.
  8. May require some local travel

Qualified, interested applicants should forward via email their resume, three professional references as well as a cover letter stating their salary requirements to: Jennifer Muldowney Assistant Director of Financial Aid,

Application Information

Postal Address: Bay State College
122 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02116
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