Bethel University

  • Financial Aid Counselor/Educational Loan Specialist

    Posted Date 1 week ago(7/9/2018 11:06 AM)
    Position Number
    # of Openings
    Financial Aid
    FLSA Status
    Months per year
    Benefit Eligible
    Benefit Eligible
  • Job Summary

    Prepares financial aid awards and revisions and provides counseling services for students and their families. Provides back-up loan processing, counseling and loan program management services.


    • Processes and transmits federal and private loan certifications. Assists with providing counseling services for students and families with questions related to parent and student loans. 
    • Prepares financial aid awards and revisions. 
    • Performs R2T4 calculations and Minnesota State Grant unit transcript reviews. Assists with zero GPA follow up at end of terms. 
    • Performs verification of student files. Transmit and receive files, prepare and conduct dataloads, maintain financial aid software as necessary. 
    • Counsels students and parents regarding financial matters. 
    • Stays current on regulatory requirements and performs other duties as assigned. 
    • Provides backup for other data processing staff when out of the office 

    Required Skills

    • Individual must be detail oriented with strong organizational and interpersonal skills. 
    • Proven ability to work independently and manage time is necessary. Proficient in use of Word, Excel and Microsoft Office products. 
    • Preference for candidates with experience working with educational loans (NSLDS, COD, ScholarNet) and Banner financial aid software. 
    • Demonstrated ability to comprehend and appropriately apply financial aid regulations. 
    • Able to communicate effectively in a professional and confidential manner with students and staff. 

    Required Experience

    Two years of related experience

    Required Education

    Bachelor’s Degree required

    Additional Information

    • Employee will work in an office environment and will have interaction with staff, students and parents. 
    • Other financial aid staff may use workspace when employee is absent (i.e. student workers). 
    • Applicant must be able to bend and stoop to file documents in four-drawer file cabinets; able to lift boxes weighing up to 25 pounds; able to sit for prolonged periods of time; able to read a computer screen for extended periods with no physical discomfort; able to speak clearly and distinctly in person and over phone. (Prolonged use of computer may lead to eye strain and/or carpal tunnel syndrome.) 
    • This is a full-time, 40 hours per week, 12 months per year job.



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