This position is responsible to counsel prospective students (both graduate and undergraduate) and their parents on the availability and eligibility for financial aid programs at Brown, by evaluating financial aid application materials and federal income tax returns; gathering applicant data to comply with federal regulations; package and/or adjust awards. Responsibilities include review and analysis of financial aid applications and determination of financial need, awards and assisting in the coordination of graduate departmental awards into financial aid awards.Â Â The Financial Aid Counselor responds to phone calls and emails, from graduate and undergraduate students, parents, departments and colleagues relating to financial aid inquiries, and assists in other office duties and responsibilities as assigned.Â This position serves as a member of Financial Aid Award Committee (FAAC), and reviews appeals for additional aid; collaborates on cases handled by colleagues in FAAC; contributes to review of office policies in FAAC.
Bachelor's degree and 1-3 years of relevant experience utilizing quantitative and analytical skills, or the equivalent combination of education and experience required
Strong organizational skills; attentiveness to detail
Strong verbal and public speaking communication skills to address groups and provide 1:1 counseling to students and parents
Demonstrated experience with computing systems and applications skills with various applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Banner, etc.) preferred
Strong written communication skills required to prepare correspondence and procedure statements, forms and publications
Willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive campus community
Criminal and education verification.
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Financial Aid Counselor
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Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
Internal Number: REQ163074
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Located in historic Providence, Rhode Island and founded in 1764, Brown University is the seventh-oldest college in the United States. Brown is an independent, coeducational Ivy League institution comprising undergraduate and graduate programs, plus the Alpert Medical School, School of Engineering, Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership and the IE Brown Executive MBA.