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The Financial Aid Advisor I, under direction, counsels and provides student financial aid and scholarship information to prospective and currently enrolled students and their families. Assists in facilitating workshops and learns to make presentations on and off campus to groups regarding financial aid and scholarships.; Work hours: Mon-Fri; 8 AM-5 PM or as work requirements indicate
Responsibilities: 50% Counsels students and parents in office on financial aid information relevant to the individual student situation and answers all questions. Monitors the office email(FINAID)-responding to all student and parent emails requesting financial aid information such as application process, verification, needed documents, etc. Responds to questions and counseling needs in-person and by written, phone, and email means from currently enrolled students, prospective students and parents
20% Assists with the outreach for the financial aid office. Assists with prospective students with their verification process to Tarleton. Uses discretion to respond to varied questions related to verification that may require researching and consolidating data. Works the front counter and phones as needed when short staffed per the assistant director.
15% Assists with the intake of verification documents, special circumstance packets, TASFA applications, and Dep override packets. Assists with the review of SAP appeal packets per the assistant director and senior advisor request.
10% Interprets and maintains knowledge of current federal, state, and institutional policies, procedures, and regulations pertaining to financial aid, and student employment.
5% May work at resource tables as requested by groups from Tarleton, and orientations to assist prospective students, and others. Performs other duties as assigned Â
Education and Experience: Bachelors degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Some experience in planning, organizing, or in higher education.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet applications. Oral and written communication skills. Customer Service skills. Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others. Ability to work individually or as a team. Ability to organize and make decisions. Ability to relate well with a diverse student population.
Preferred Requirements: Bachelors degree and one or more years of experience in financial aid, planning, organizing, or higher education is preferred.
Internal Number: R-025522
About Tarleton State University
Tarleton State University, offering its own brand of personal attention, a unique history, and an exciting future, is founding member of The Texas A&M University System.
Founded as John Tarleton College in 1899, today's university offers cutting-edge academic facilities and world-class faculty with extensive real-world experience.
With its main campus in Stephenville, Tarleton offers centers in Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian, RELLIS-Bryan and a global campus for state-of-the-art online programs. Extending the reach of educational value, Tarleton has boosted its selection of online graduate and undergraduate programs through classes in these centers.
Students may select areas of study from six colleges: Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Business Administration, Education, Graduate Studies, Health Sciences and Human Services, Liberal and Fine Arts, and Science and Technology.
More than 60 bachelor's programs and 30 graduate degrees, featuring doctoral studies in educational leadership, have led more than 13,000 students from 45 states and more than 20 foreign countries to make Tarleton State their collective choice for a college education.
Tarleton's research cent...ers are daily searching for solutions to global problems. For instance, the Texas Institute for Applied Environmental Research conducts analyses to address environmental issues facing the state and nation, while the Southwest Regional Dairy Center, using an almost $1 million grant, is working on ways to turn animal waste into a viable energy source.
Tarleton's blueprints for a brighter-than-ever future include a new applied sciences building with engineering laboratory space on campus in Stephenville, a new academic building on the university's planned 80-acre Fort Worth campus near Chisolm Trail Parkway, and $24 million in upgrades and improvements to the institution's venerable Memorial Stadium.
Tarleton State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.