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. A combination of education, experience, and training that would produce the required knowledge and abilities could be considered.
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):
Discuss 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. Coordinate 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. Assist students with alternative methods of meeting tuition and fees and/or other educational expenses when need-based aid is not immediately available. Discuss regulations regarding satisfactory academic progress. Coordinate participation in the Beginning Freshman/Transfer Orientation programs and high school Visitation Day including preparation of application packets. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Internal Number: 20784
About Sam Houston State University
For more than 130 years, Sam Houston State University has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, "The Measure of a Life is its Service", echoes across SHSU's six colleges and beyond its Texas campus through student research, creative endeavors, service learning, volunteering and more. Named for Sam Houston, Texas' greatest hero, SHSU continually strives to honor its historical roots through academic excellence that includes exceptional teaching from faculty members who care as much about their students' success as they do about furthering the knowledge of their fields. While embracing its legacy, SHSU also strives to meet the needs of contemporary students, both traditional and online. With over 20 bachelor's and graduate degrees available entirely online, and more in development each semester, SHSU Online is quickly becoming one of the best online universities in Texas.