The Financial Aid Counselorassists prospective and current students to obtain the necessary resources tofinance education. This includes, contacting and providing information tostudents and parents as to the various options for financial aid. This positionpackages student awards and processes student loan requests in an efficient,accurate and timely manner, adhering to federal and state requirements andproviding timely follow-up to resolve issues. The Counselor provides consistentcollege specific financial aid presentations.
Communicates vital information to students, prospective students and parents as to guidelines for Financial Aid processes and eligibility.
Counsels current and prospective students on federal Title IV, state, and other aid resources, policies, and application procedures.
Evaluates, approves, and awards federal loans to students in accordance with federal, state, and University regulations, policies, and operating guidelines.
Understands and articulates rules and regulations related to Packaging, Awarding (i.e. FWS, Direct Loans, institutional loans, etc.), Verification, Cost of Attendance, Budget Adjustment/Professional Judgment requests, and Satisfactory Academic Progress.
Maintains communication with colleges as it relates to the awarding of college endowed scholarship awards.
Provide financial aid presentation at orientation and other events as necessary.
Resolves issues related to awarding and disbursement of financial aid.
Processes additional loan requests throughout the school year.
Provides mandatory one-on-one counseling session to newly enrolled first year students at UTHSC.
Assists the office in developing policies and procedures.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Internal Number: 174306
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