Occupational Category (Staff Positions Only): Professional
Hiring Salary: Monthly-Staff
Department: Financial Aid
Bachelor's degree in Business, Counseling, Student Services, or related field. Experience in school or college counseling, financial aid activities or experience in a related field preferred. Additional experience may be considered in lieu of education.
Nature & Purpose of Position/Usual Duties:
To counsel perspective financial aid applicants and parents concerning financial planning, with emphasis on the application process and available aid programs for qualifying applicants. To advise applicants who are ineligible for need-based assistance on alternative methods of meeting educational expenses. To counsel financial aid applicants/recipients on academic progress requirements as related to aid eligibility. To counsel financial aid applicants/recipients in all areas of financial planning, with emphasis on Pre-Loan/Exit Interviews and Debt Management.
Primary Responsibilities (Staff Positions Only):
Collects, reviews, and analyzes data, files, records, reports and documents. Discusses any programs administered by the Financial Aid Office that may be unique to the student's field of study. Assist students with completing application forms. Coordinates loan application/recipient seminars of disbursement limits, current interest rates, financial planning, debt management, and borrower rights/responsibilities prior to disbursement of loan funds and upon student's exit from the university. Assists students with alternative methods of meeting tuition and fees and/or other educational expenses when need-based aid is not immediately available. Discusses regulations regarding satisfactory academic progress. Coordinates participation in the Beginning Freshman/Transfer Orientation programs and high school Visitation Day including preparation of application packets. Performs other related duties as assigned.
About Sam Houston State University
For more than 140 years, Sam Houston State University has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, "The measure of a Life is its Service," resonates among its 22,000 students, eight colleges and well beyond its historical roots through research, creative endeavors, service learning, volunteering and more.
SHSU is an inclusive institution whose mission is to provide high quality education, scholarship, and service to students. With over 90 bachelor degrees, 50 master’s, and 11 doctoral programs—including the nation’s first Ph.D. in forensic science, SHSU provides an exceptional college experience for every student: traditional or non-traditional; first generation; international; or online.
Service to self and others is paramount at SHSU and reflected in all university organizations and programs. In fact, the university was named to USA Today’s Top 50 in the U.S. for “commitment to civic engagement and global awareness,” in addition to being classified a "Community Engaged Campus" by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education. This honor, bestowed to only 311 public institutions nationwide, acknowledges th...e university's significant commitment to service.
Sam Houston State University has a small town feel with large scale opportunities. Located in the Piney Woods region of East Texas, Huntsville provides area residents with a sense of community and belonging, although just an hour drive north of Houston.
SHSU is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an "at will" employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215. SHSU is committed to promoting a campus culture that embraces diversity and inclusion. The University acknowledges and values our responsibility to cultivate an equitable and inclusive environment where students, faculty, staff, and community recognize the benefits of collaboration and mutual respect through diverse identities and experiences.
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