Financial Aid Counselor – Scholarships

April 5, 2022

Financial Aid Counselor – Scholarships
University of South Carolina Upstate
Spartanburg, SC

This position is under the supervision of the Assistant Director of Scholarships, and responsible for processing, and awarding athletic aid; Verification of data for selected student aid applications, initial review of electronic federal needs analysis, electronically correct and monitor data errors identified through verification or upon student requests, assists with processing Professional Judgment decisions, performs financial counseling for student and parents; Monitor and award TEACH Grant; backs up for systems manager report processing.
• Award, monitors, and updates Athletic aid; processes athletic notifications from the Financial Aid Office.
• Performs verification on a selected alphabet of students, collecting documents and updating system for transmittal to CPS.
• Helps process Professional Judgements request from students and families.
• Reviews student financial aid data to verify eligibility for federal TEACH grants
• Backup for systems manager when needed to send daily reports to staff and adding them to the shared files.
• Assist with awarding State Scholarships in accordance with regulations as prescribed by CHE.
• Assist with administration of USC Upstate scholarships programs, USC Upstate Foundation Scholarships, and posting of outside scholarship information for Financial Aid Resources.
• Works with HR to verify students for Work-study; ensures funds awarded correctly in Banner.
• Assist with surveys and other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent education and experience. Successful background check is required.

Preferred Qualifications: Prefer 3 years Financial Aid experience with Banner, mainframe processing systems and a variety of personal computer software experience.

Salary: $28,215 – $34,000; Salary commensurate with education and experience.

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