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  • 17 Jul 2019 1:29 PM | Gayle Yamry

    Metropolitan State University, Minnesota’s public, urban university, and recipient of the 2017 Insight Into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award is seeking to hire a Financial Aid Officer. This is a full-time position within the Financial Aid Office. This position is responsible the development and oversight of a comprehensive student financial assistance program with emphasis on Minnesota state aid programs and dual admission/enrollment financial aid advising.

    Posting Date:                       7/17/2019

    Closing Date:                       7/30/2019

    Position Classification:       Financial Aid Officer

    Work Title:                            Financial Aid Officer

    Bargaining Unit:                  MAPE

    Employment Condition:      Full-time, unlimited, non-exempt

    Office:                                   Energy Park Place, (travel to other campuses required based upon need)


    Hours of Work:                    Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Job Responsibilities:

    • ·       Reporting and reconciliation of Minnesota State aid program eligibility requirements
    • ·       Dual Admission/Enrollment financial aid advising
    • ·       Return to Title IV Refunds
    • ·       Application processing and verification

    Minimum Position Qualifications:

    The following qualifications are required of all applicants seeking consideration for this position. Only applicants whose resumes clearly demonstrate fulfillment of each of these minimum qualifications will be considered for the position:

    • Knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet software such as Microsoft Word and Excel.
    • Understand and adhere to strict confidentiality requirements for handling personal private information.
    • Customer service needed for this position to work with students/staff/faculty and diverse populations.
    • ·       Some financial aid office (or related higher education) experience.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • ·       Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent aid experience)
    • ·       Two years of experience in Financial Aid.
    • ·       Demonstrated ability to work within a diverse environment.
    • ·       Experience with Minnesota State financial aid program eligibility and Return to Title IV Refunds
    • ·       Must be able receive and maintain access to federal student databases (able to submit name, address, SSN, date of birth, and mother’s maiden name and agree to and follow all data security procedures.)

    Physical Requirements of the Job: This position requires occasionally lifting such articles as file boxes and heavy hand tools or heavier materials with help from others and/or lifting and carrying light objects frequently. Even though the weights being lifted may only be a negligible amount, a job is in this category may require walking or standing to a significant degree or may involve sitting most of the time with a degree of pushing and pulling of arm and/or leg controls.

    The University:  Metropolitan State University, a member of the Minnesota State, is a public, urban university located in Twin Cities Metropolitan area. The University provides an excellent, inclusive and engaging education to eliminate opportunity gaps and lead the Twin Cities community to a prosperous and equitable future.  Recognized as a Minority Serving Institution, its employees serve approximately 11,000 students, two-thirds of whom are from communities of color or American Indian nations, are first in their family to attend college or are eligible for Pell grants.  Metropolitan State is recognized by CollegeNet as a leading higher education promoter of social mobility for students (Ranked #21 out of 1380).  The university offers programs leading to baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees.  We provide accessible, high quality liberal arts, professional and graduate education with continued emphasis on marginalized groups, including adult learners. Recognized in 2008 and 2014 by the Carnegie Foundation for Community Engagement and named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the university is committed to academic excellence and community engagement through curriculum, teaching scholarship and services designed to support an urban mission.

    Visit our web site at http://www.metrostate.edu 

    For campus safety information and crime statistics visit:www.metrostate.edu/security

    The School/Academic Department: The Financial Aid Office at Metropolitan State University provides services to help students apply for and receive funding to enroll in and attend classes leading to their chosen academic degree or certificate.  The Office processes over $60 million dollars in aid to approximately 11,000 undergraduate and graduate applicants. 

    Salary Range: $19.46 - $28.15 per hour depending upon qualifications

    Application Procedure:

    Applications will only be accepted through the State of Minnesota Employment site at http://mn.gov/mmb/careers/ .  Applicants may upload a unique and tailored resume and have the system automatically fill in portions of their application.  This system also allows you to apply without a resume and complete an application by filling in each section.  A progress bar will show what steps remain in the application process.  You may also need to respond to screening questions about your qualifications.  Applicants may save at any time and return later to complete their application.

    *To comply with privacy and data practices requirements, please refrain from including personal information or photographs in your application materials.

    * Employment for this position is covered by the MAPE collective bargaining agreement which can be found at:  https://mn.gov/mmb-stat/000/az/labor-relations/mape/2017-2019/mape-contract-accessible.pdf

    Notice: In accordance with the Minnesota State Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to Minnesota State’s vehicle use criteria and consent to a motor vehicle records check.

    • For TTY, call Minnesota Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) at 7-1-1 or 1-800-627-3529.

    Metropolitan State University is an Equal Opportunity employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity. We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status.

    The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

  • 24 Jun 2019 2:44 PM | Nathan Rosckes

    Student Finance Counselor 3 [working title: Medical School Financial Aid Counselor]

    University of MN - Twin Cities

    Position summary:  The Student Finance Counselor 3 position counsels and advises medical students regarding financial aid eligibility and awarding processes, and assists with solving problems. This position assists medical students with financial aid/loan adjustments.  This position works with the direct loan program, correcting loan problems and assisting with financial aid packaging.  Additionally, this position will assist with the coordination of ongoing administration of the medical school debt management program (organizing seminars, counseling, and updating written materials). This position also coordinates and manages special non-University scholarship programs.  The Student Finance Counselor 3 is one of three Medical School Financial Aid staff that work with over 900 medical students on the Twin Cities campus.

    To apply:

    Contact for posting: Kristin Basballe, Hiring Manager



    Closing date: TBD

  • 5 Jun 2019 12:25 PM | Stuart Perry

    Student Loan and Financial Aid Counselor

    The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University invite applications for a Student Loan and Financial Aid Counselor.  This position is responsible for administration and processing of all federal, state, and private education loans (i.e. Federal Direct, SELF, Federal PLUS, and private loans) for College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University.  In addition, this position provides support to other staff members in CSB and SJU financial aid offices by assisting with general financial aid advising, student employment, and walk-in traffic.

    The mission of the Financial Aid Office is to help families from diverse socio-economic backgrounds navigate the financial aid application process in an atmosphere of inclusiveness, sensitivity, stewardship and confidentiality.  Our goal is to enable students to enroll and complete their education at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University.

    Link to application page and full job description:


    Please contact Stuart Perry, Executive Director of Financial Aid, with questions at sperry@csbsju.edu.

  • 12 Apr 2019 3:27 PM | Riley Dahlheimer


    St. Kate's currently has two full-time positions open:  Senior Financial Aid Counselor and Assistant Director of Admission and Financial Aid. At St. Kate's, we offer the opportunity to be a part of a student centered team of dedicated university staff, faculty and administrators. St. Kate's is committed to creating a diverse workforce and encourages applications from diverse backgrounds. 

    The Senior Financial Aid Counselor - serves as an awarding specialist to determine eligibility and package new and returning students across all programs including the College for Women, College for Adults and the Graduate College. This individual will also manage exception reporting to identify and resolve discrepancies from conflicting information. You can learn more about this opportunity by selecting the link below. 


    *Posting is open until filled

    The Assistant Director of Admission and Financial Aid - serves new students in the undergraduate College for Women. This individual will manage a specific geographic territory as well as recruit, advise and prepare financial aid awards for new students. You can learn more about this opportunity by selecting the link below. 


    *Posting closing date 04/30/19  



  • 5 Feb 2019 10:21 AM | Anne Dahlen

    St. Olaf is looking for an Associate Director.  This position is responsible for integration of regulatory policy into financial aid work, administer state, federal and institutional financial aid and advises students and families on financing a St. Olaf education.

    For more information please click here.

  • 11 Jan 2019 1:58 PM | Mike Uran

    The Financial Aid Office at St Cloud State University has an opening for an Assistant Director. The primary responsibilities of this position include advising students and families, verification activities, administration of the Federal Pell Grant program, and professional judgment review.

    The full description and application procedures can be found on our website 

    The successful applicant will join a team of 12 full time staff members who are committed to outstanding administration of federal, state and institutional aid programs while providing excellent service to students, families, and the University.

  • 7 Jan 2019 2:43 PM | Anne Dahlen

    Director of Financial Aid

    Ripon College is seeking applications and nominations for a Director of Financial Aid, reporting to the Vice President for Enrollment.  Ripon College, founded in 1851, is an independent, residential liberal arts and sciences college with an enrollment of nearly 900 students from 33 states and 14 foreign countries.  Ripon is nationally recognized for its quality undergraduate education.

    The Director supervises financial aid staff, monitors day-to-day operations of financial aid program, implements policy, advises students and parents on matters involving financial aid and serves as the College's authority on federal and state financial aid programs, including a working knowledge and understanding of the regulations and eligibility requirements governing these programs.

    The Director serves on multiple campus committees which includes the Student Account Committee, the Retention Task Force Committee, and the College Scholarship Committee. The Director represents the College to various constituencies including professional organizations, high schools, parents and students.

    Qualifications:  A bachelor's degree and five years financial aid experience at the college level is required, a master's degree preferred.  Demonstrated management, interpersonal, organizational and communication skills are essential. Experience developing packaging policies to maximize enrollment and net tuition revenue is desirable. Extensive knowledge of computer applications and systems (e.g. PowerFaids, Jenzabar EX System, etc.) is important. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

    Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and the names of at least three references to:  Paula Schultz, Administrative Assistant to the Vice President for Enrollment, Ripon College, PO Box 248, Ripon, Wisconsin 54971-0248, Voice:  920-748-8337, FAX: 920-748-8335, schultzp@ripon.edu

    Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Expected start date June 1, 2019.

  • 30 Oct 2018 3:13 PM | Anonymous

    Finance Counselor at Argosy University, Twin Cities campus 

    Job Summary

    Develop, negotiate and finalize student financial plans consistent with financial planning policies and procedures and with Federal/State regulations for awarding aid. Work closely with new, continuing and re-entry students and their families to ensure the plan and re-plan continue to best meet the families' needs. Counsel students on all acceptances and other matters related directly to the student financial plan. Incumbent must assure that the Company philosophy: quality services to clients; development, growth, involvement, and recognition of employees; sound economic principles; and environment which is conducive to innovation, positive thinking and expansion - is considered in carrying out the duties and responsibilities of this position.
    Key Job Elements

    • Work cohesively with ADA's or Admissions Coordinators in order to facilitate outstanding service to prospective students and their parents.
    • Maintain 100% Planning Load. Create Plans and explain the Plan and the student's/parent's rights and responsibilities for each aid source.
    • Negotiate Payment Plans. Able to develop Student Financial Plans in concert with Institute procedures and knowledge of Federal regulations.
    • Assist students/parents with the completion of the FAFSA.
    • Enter the FAFSA electronically and review the resulting ISIR.
    • Assign the appropriate budget to a student and package the student (award their aid) as well as ensure that aid is paid to students' accounts in a timely manner.
    • Responsible for complete and accurate files and paperwork, certify loan applications, and complete Basic Verification/QA and C Code Requirements.
    • Demonstrate proficiency in timely collections: For summer term 80% aid paid consistently by end of 5th week of term and 90% by end of 8th week of term; For all other terms: 90% aid paid consistently by end of 5th week of term and 98% by end of 8th week of term.
    • Maintain consistently clean files shown through Training Assessments for Compliance with Federal/State regulations, school policies and procedures. -Less than a 10% comment rate per term and less than a 5% potential liability rate for the year.
    • Complete the appropriate training modules within 30 days of the new or revised module becoming available.
    • Other duties as assigned

    Reports To: Director, Student Services

    Interacts With: Other members of the Finance team as well as students, and the Admissions and Registration departments.

    Supervises: None
    Job Requirements


    • Bachelor's degree in a related field required.
    • Previous experience working with and technical knowledge of student financial aid programs.
    • Knowledge of Federal, State, or commercial loan packages.


    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Strong interpersonal skills with both faculty and student populations.
    • Superior organizational and problem resolution skills.
    • Strong basic computer software (MS Office) skills as well as exposure to more concentrated financial aid/EDE software programs such as Banner.


    • Ability to read, comprehend, and comply with federal and state laws, regulations, and policies pertaining to the provision of student financial aid.
    • Ability to interact effectively as a member of a team and work collaboratively with other departments.
    • Ability to listen to customers (e.g. students, staff, etc.) and to understand and respond positively to their requests
    • Ability to work without close supervision and to set one's own priorities and work schedule

    Please send resume and coverletter to aeich@argosy.edu, attn: finance position.

  • 30 Aug 2018 3:14 PM | Hannah Blahnik

    Financial Aid Counselor, Financial Aid/College of Graduate, Online & Adult Learning

    University of Northwestern - St. Paul

    University of Northwestern - St. Paul has an opening for a Financial Aid Counselor. For a complete list of qualifications, job duties and instructions on how to apply, please click here

    Applications will be accepted until the position is filled

  • 30 Aug 2018 3:05 PM | Hannah Blahnik
    Financial Aid Counselor, Financial Aid
    University of Northwestern - St. Paul

    University of Northwestern - St. Paul has an opening for a Financial Aid Counselor. For a complete list of qualifications, job duties and instructions on how to apply, please click here

    Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

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