St Edwards University
  • FAID - Student Financial Services
  • Austin, TX, USA
  • Full Time

Financial Services Counselor

St. Edward's University is seeking an energetic and collaborative Financial Services Counselor. This individual will be responsible for providing assistance and guidance to students and families that are seeking assistance with the educational expenses. The Student Financial Services Counselor is responsible for the processing of financial aid applications from initial needs analysis to packaging of offers of assistance, and counseling students regarding all student loans, scholarships, grants, and employment programs. This position will also work to interpret rationale behind student budgets, need analysis computations and all program regulations, and assist in the monitoring of aid eligibility and academic progress requirements. The counselor ensures compliance with federal, state, and university directives as they relate to US Department of Education guidelines. This is a Full-time, Exempt position that occasionally requires weekend and evening work.


For consideration, a Bachelor's degree is required. Experience in developing and evaluating policies and procedures. The ability and experience to handle complex and sensitive issues. Analyzing data and drawing conclusions and conduct independent research. Strong written and oral communication skills. Effective interpersonal and presentation skills. Strong organizational skills. Ability to effectively learn new software programs and online databases. Proficiency in Microsoft Office. Successful candidates must complete an employment and/or criminal background check. Preferred Qualifications: Experience working with college students in the areas of mentoring, advising, and counseling. Experience working with faculty & staff from post-secondary institutions. Experience working with diverse compositions of student populations. Thorough understanding of federal Title IV and state regulations. Previous experience working in a financial aid office. Proficiency in Banner, Argos, COD, ELM, and NSLDS. Bilingual preference is Spanish and English.


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The University offers an excellent TOTAL REWARDS package!

 Medical & Rx Coverage Blue Cross Blue Shield (HSA & FSA Available)

Dental Guardian Dental

Vision Guardian/Davis Vision Plan

Short Term Disability (STD) Insurance

Long Term Disability (LTD) Insurance

Life & Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Pet Insurance

Annual Leave & Paid Sick Leave

Retirement Plan (TIAA) Employee 5%/Employer Match 7%

Tuition Benefits

Paid Holidays

Services & Discounts



Interested applicants should submit an online application at; Please include resume, cover letter, and three employment references. No Calls Please.  Applications will not be considered if it is missing any of these three items.

In your cover letter, please describe your lived experiences that prepare you to contribute to diversity and inclusion at St. Edward's University?



St. Edward's University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is a private, Catholic liberal arts institution of more than 4,600 diverse students located in Austin, Texas.  St. Edward's emphasizes critical thinking and ethical practices, as well as small classes, personalized learning and exciting internship opportunities.  The community atmosphere extends to the approximately 800 faculty and staff who work together to make the university a welcoming yet challenging environment for students.  An overview of St. Edward's University employee benefits is available at;




We are not offering sponsorship at this time.


Background Checks:

A criminal history background check is required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.


Reference #: E99629 Posted: 11/26/2019 Available: Immediately

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