Financial Aid Counselor
As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a "Great College to Work For" for six consecutive years. The University of Washington, Office of Student Financial Aid has an outstanding opportunity for a Financial Aid Counselor . Student Financial Aid, a unit within the Enrollment Management, supports the Provost as well as the University of Washington community. This position has significant impact on the effective, efficient, and fiscally sound operation of our financial aid programs. The financial aid programs (in excess of $600 million reaching over 31,000 students across 3 campuses) contribute to the University's overall mission as a public institution. Without fully functioning aid systems, students would be unable to attend, and the University could experience financial liability and fines, and funds necessary for the operation of the University would not be received. The financial aid counselor requires a thorough understanding of the federal, state, and institutional rules governing the various forms of financial aid. Federal law is reauthorized every 5 to 6 years with regulatory changes and new legislation inserted within those spans. State aid can change annually with each session of the legislature. Institutional costs and processes may change even more often in response to improvements and limitations to technology, approval and revisions of budget priorities, and structural organizations. Every counselor will track these changes and the affects on student awards at the University. The counselor must successfully keep abreast of technical applications of regulatory and institutional changes and utilize competent and increasingly complex computer system skills to meet their job requirements. Specific assigned programs may be complex and require specialize