Established in 1927, the University of Houston empowers students in their pursuit of learning, discovery, leadership and engagement. Located in a sprawling metropolis, our premier Tier One campus provides students with cutting edge programs including undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, distance and continuing education. Ranked among the best colleges in America, UH is home to award-winning faculty, innovative research centers, has one of the most diverse student populations in the nation, and alumni who have become international leaders.
Description: Provides individual advising to current and prospective students and parents regarding financial aid eligibility, the various programs available, and reviews submitted documents to enable award delivery.
Advises students about financial aid eligibility, aid programs, application procedures, and financial need in accordance with federal, state, university, and private foundation rules and regulations.
Assists in conducting financial need analyses and determines eligibility for federal, state, university, and other aid programs.
Ensures that awarded financial aid is appropriately disbursed and credited to the students' account; identifies problems related to award delivery and communicates with the appropriate individual or department for resolution.
Assists in the preparation, review, and timely submission of required forms and reports.
Provides direction to students on how to resolve data conflicts which result from application misinformation; may use complex computer programs to retrieve and analyze financial aid data.
Reviews appeal documents for accuracy and completeness prior to submission.
Evaluates financial aid programs to determine which meet the student's demonstrated needs.
Coordinates with Admissions counselors to provide an effective and seamless student recruitment, entry, and enrollment process.
May assist with financial aid workshops or outreach programs for students, parents, faculty, and staff.
May assist students in developing and implementing realistic financial budgets; may intervene in emergency financial situations and determine available options.
Develops and maintains current knowledge of financial aid programs and eligibility requirements by attending trainings, workshops, and conferences; may participate in and assist with Financial Aid cross-functional training.
Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
Bachelor's Degree and 1 year experience.
Requires a thorough understanding of both theoretical and practical aspects of an analytical, technical or professional discipline; or the basic knowledge of more than one professional discipline. Knowledge of the discipline is normally obtained through a formal, directly job-related 4 year degree from a college or university or an equivalent in-depth specialized training program that is directly related to the type of work being performed.
Requires a minimum of one (1) year of direct job-related experience.
Application Process: Interested candidates must complete the on-line application. Posting number STA007503. All UH positions can be found on our website at https://uhs.taleo.net/careersection. Candidates must include a resume, cover letter, and a list of references with names and contact information in addition to the on-line application.
The University of Houston strives to be an employer of choice by offering a full range of benefits to our full-time staff members. Tuition scholarships, a retirement plan, dental and full medical coverage are only a few of the benefits offered to employees at the University of Houston. From our award winning faculty to our active student body, UH offers the most diverse research university in the country.
The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
Additional Salary Information: 3 positions open due to internal promotions!
Internal Number: STA007503
About University of Houston
Founded in 1927, the University of Houston is the leading public research university in the vibrant international city of Houston. Each year, we educate more than 40,750 students in more than 300 undergraduate and graduate academic programs, on campus and online. UH awards more than 8,000 degrees annually, with more than 200,000 alumni. UH is a Carnegie-designated Tier One public research university.