Position Title:
Financial Aid Counselor

Portland State University

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Job Location - City, State:
Portland, OR

Position Description:
Financial Aid Counselors:

  • conduct needs analysis of student aid applications.
  • review IRS tax documents if necessary for federal verification.
  • determine aid eligibility and package awards within federal, state and institutional guidelines. They are responsible for counseling students on financial aid policies and procedures.
  • Counselors evaluate unusual/mitigating circumstances and documentation provided by the student and must exercise independent judgment in making adjustments to a student’s record.
  • They must maintain a current knowledge of federal, state and institutional requirements regarding student financial aid.
  • They participate in outreach efforts, as well as annual planning and committee work within the office.
  • All counselors have programmatic responsibilities such as administration of grant or loan programs, administration of the satisfactory academic progress policy, study abroad program, co-enrollment program, etc.