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Financial Aid Counselor

Apply now Position Number: 990168
Work Type: Staff/Unclassified
Location: Kent Campus
Category: Full-time
Home Org/Dept: Student Financial Aid Office - Kent Campus [100470]

Job Title:

Financial Aid Counselor

Physical Location:

 Kent, OH


 $23,700 - $41,102

Basic Function:

Assists in the administration of financial aid programs. Reports to Assistant Director, Student Financial Aid. Determine award packages; recalculate and adjust aid; assist in managing federal, state, and/or institutional grant and loan programs.


Additional Basic Function – if applicable:


Examples of Duties:

Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following: 

Oversee various financial aid programs (e.g. direct loans, scholarship coordination, grant processing, University scholarships, special circumstances, federal work study, etc.).

Determine award packages; award aid; recalculate and adjust aid; delete federal, state, and/or Institutional aid.

Evaluate and determine appropriate action for invalid or incomplete student financial aid applications.

Conduct presentations to clarify federal, state, and University regulations regarding the financial aid process.

May supervise students and/or provide functional guidance of support staff or other employees who work on a project or assignment on a temporary or intermittent basis.

Perform related duties as assigned.


Additional Examples of Duties – if applicable:


Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in a relevant field; Master's degree preferred; three months to one year experience in student financial aid, customer service, or a relevant field.



Knowledge Of:

Personal computer applications

Skill In:

Written and interpersonal communication



Preferred Qualifications – if applicable:



Asterisk (*) indicates knowledge, skills, abilities which require assessments

Working Conditions / Physical Requirements:

Light work-Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Incumbent must be able to communicate with others. Incumbent may be required to travel from building to building frequently and off campus occasionally.

Working Schedule:

 Non-traditional hours as needed.

Additional Information:


Must pass a security check.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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The intent of this description is to illustrate the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and should not be interpreted to describe all the specific duties and responsibilities that may be required in any particular position. Directly related experience/education beyond the minimum stated may be substituted where appropriate at the discretion of the Appointing Authority. Kent State University reserves the right to revise or change job duties, job hours, and responsibilities.


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