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Sr Financial Aid Advisor, Academic Eligibility, Hybrid Remote

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati puts education into action, ranking among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to more than 47,000 students, 10,500 faculty and staff and 330,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”


With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.6 billion and its endowment totals $1.8 billion.


At UC, today’s possibilities spark tomorrow’s reality.


Job Overview

Do you like helping students achieve their goal of earning a college degree or explore the world for unlimited learning opportunities? If so, we have amazing job opportunity that just in the New Student Financial Aid Office Department. We are looking for a Sr. Financial Aid Advisor that oversees study abroad student process and coordinating academic progress of students including making professional judgment decisions regarding student aid eligibility.

The Sr. Financial Aid Advisor for Non-Traditional Enrollment role support and serve as an information resource the Study Abroad Office and students. This role will also be responsible for managing the federally required academic progress review and making professional judgment pertaining to aid eligibility satisfactory academic progress.  The Sr Financial Aid Advisor position will ensure delivery of excellent customer service, strong communication, teamwork, and collaboration in contributing to efforts to support and standardize processes and procedures.


This position will offer flexibility for a hybrid remote work option for applicants with a residence within the Cincinnati Tri-State Area.  Hybrid remote work arrangements are subject to change in accordance with university policies.

Essential Functions

  • Design, develop and implement financial aid programs for prospective, incoming or current students.
  • Provide individual and/or group counseling to students and/or parents regarding admission/financial aid opportunities and their procedures, etc.
  • Research alternative financial aid sources and their criteria; obtain application and appropriate contact personnel.
  • Monitor award and program fund expenditures and analyze individual student performance to ensure compliance for continued eligibility.
  • Develop and maintain fund database; compile financial aid and other pertinent data for internal and external departments/agencies.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of financial aid policies and procedures.
  • Represent the university in outreach/recruitment activities (i.e., high school visits, college fairs, or community events and general public).

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Seven (7) years of relevant work experience and/or other specialized training can be used in lieu of education requirement.

Required Experience

Three (3) years of financial aid experience.

Additional Qualifications Considered

  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel.
  • Ability to multi-task, organize, prioritize, and follow multiple projects and tasks through to completion with an attention to detail.
  • Experience in query development and reports.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.


Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.


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.


REQ: 82289 


Sr Financial Aid Advisor, Academic Eligibility, Hybrid Remote

Date:  Jun 18, 2022

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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