Financial Aid Counselor

North Carolina, United States
21 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
21 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Occupational Summary

Perform a variety of duties in the evaluation and analysis of student needs and eligibility for financial aid, select candidates and determine type and amount of financial assistance to be awarded; coordinate assigned financial aid programs.

Work Performed

  • Analyze financial information submitted by applicants utilizing established federal and University standards and guidelines to determine financial needs; select candidates and determine type and amount of financial aid to be awarded.
  • Assist in the preparation of student financial assistance policies for Duke University; correspond and conduct interviews with applicants and their parents, counsel students and answer inquiries from various sources on financial aid policies and procedures.
  • Assist in making application for federal funds for government loan programs; administer rules and regulations set forth by the federal government concerning government funds.
  • Coordinate and administer assigned financial aid programs such as the federal work study program and federal and institutional loan programs; maintain contact with University payroll clerks, undergraduate, graduate and professional school student aid coordinators and various other University and external individuals to carry out program activities; develop and implement new initiatives within assigned program area as appropriate.
  • Prepare detailed reports and compile information concerning undergraduate financial aid and assigned programs as requested by the federal government and University officials.
  • Edit for publication brochures, questionnaires, applications and other material distributed by the Financial Aid Office.
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.

Location Durham


Job Family Level 70

Full Time / Part Time FULL TIME

Regular / Temporary Regular

Shift First/Day

Minimum Qualifications

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex,sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation,creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions:

Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.


Work requires analytical and communication skills as well as familiarity with the academic setting generally acquired through completion of a bachelor's degree program.


None required.