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Financial Aid Counselor opening, St. Catherine University

22 Jun 2023 11:45 AM | Karla Glasser
The Financial Aid Office at St. Catherine University invites applications for a full-time Financial Aid Counselor.

St. Catherine University is committed to serving students who need and want financial assistance. The Financial Aid Office administers in excess of $100 million in student financial aid annually from federal, state, institutional, and private sources to students from a wide variety of backgrounds. Our team collaborates with students to ensure they understand their options, choices and commitments. The Financial Aid Counselor will join a team with long-standing dedication to St. Catherine University and to growing a diverse student body. The Financial Aid Counselor administers and awards federal, state, institutional and private aid to students. For many students financial aid is a critical component of their decision to join us at St. Catherine University.


  • Represent St. Catherine University to diverse student applicants and their families as a collaborative and helpful campus resource, providing excellent customer service to all.
  • Counsel students and parents from a wide array of backgrounds regarding eligibility and requirements for federal, state, institutional, and private student financial aid programs to meet student needs.
  • Review student financial aid applications and determine eligibility following federal, state, and institutional policies.
  • Complete federal Verification and resolve conflicting data.
  • Repackage or revise aid due to student status changes and evaluate applications where there are extenuating circumstances.
  • Prepare and deliver financial aid presentations to the campus community and external audiences.
  • Liaise with community stakeholders for teacher grant and scholarship programs.
  • Collaborate with team members to update financial aid application materials and procedures and regulations and requirements change.

Employees at St. Kate’s feel a deep connection to the University’s Mission and Vision, and they live their values at work. Benefits available to full-time employees include:

  • Three weeks of accrued vacation time as well as fourteen (14) paid holidays and six paid “gift” days when the university is closed.
  • Accrued sick time.
  • Free tuition for employees and reduced tuition for their families after one year of service
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • 403b retirement plan access
  • Six weeks of paid parental leave after one year of service.

Wage range: $45,000 to $50,000

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate Degree
  • One (1) year experience in higher education in offices like financial aid, admissions, or other student services areas.
  • Dedication to providing excellent customer service to St. Catherine University community
  • Ability and desire to work with people of all ages and diverse backgrounds
  • Proven ability to work as a team member, exceptional organizational and interpersonal communication skills
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and institutional financial aid policies and regulations
  • Ability to think creatively and analytically to resolve complex problems
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data and make independent decisions
  • Keen attention to detail and accuracy; ability to follow thorough and resolve conflict
  • Demonstrated proficiency with computer mainframe and software
  • Ability to meet deadlines and process a high volume of work with great accuracy
  • Experience using the Banner information database
We seek creative, adaptable staff who enjoy working in a university climate that promotes cultural diversity, multicultural understanding, and cultural fluency. Consistent with the university’s commitment to women, diversity and social justice, preference will be given to candidates who manifest these themes in their experience and service.

Application Deadline: July 9, 2023. For a full description of this position, or to apply,  visit https://stcatherine.peopleadmin.com/postings/8099

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