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Financial Aid Advisor

Date: Jul 4, 2021

Location: Cincinnati, OH, US

Company: University of Cincinnati

Current UC employees must apply internally via SuccessFactors > http://bit.ly/UCEMPL


Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century – building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, Next Lives Here. Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what’s Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among America’s top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.


Job Overview

Interview and advise students and parents concerning financial assistance, as well as evaluate and process financial aid applications.

Essential Functions

  • Assist students and parents in completing forms for available financial assistance. Evaluate and process financial aid applications for this population.
  • Monitor the processing of scholarship, grant, loan or work-study aid.
  • Maintain records of scholarship and other types of financial aid granted; prepare designated reports.
  • Meet with various groups both on and off campus to explain financial aid policies and/or to obtain new funds.
  • Provide liaison with outside agencies and donors.
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Four (4) years of relevant work experience and/or other specialized training can be used in lieu of education requirement.

Required Experience

  • Three (3) to six (6) months experience in advising in scholarships and financial aid or related field.
  • Experience as an intern or student employee is acceptable. 

Additional Qualifications Considered

  • Previous experience in higher education and/or financial aid.
  • Experience analyzing information and processing paperwork in a regulatory environment.
  • Experience working with Microsoft Excel and/or Catalyst is preferred

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.

Application Process

Interested and qualified applicants must apply online and include a cover letter of interest and a current CV/Resume. Applications without a cover letter and CV/Resume will not be considered for the position.


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


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