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Financial Aid Counselor

Job Description

Job ID: 1216705
Employment Status: Full-Time
More Information:

Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University Medical Center is the largest hospital in Missouri and is ranked as one of the nation's top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Barnes-Jewish Hospital's staff is composed of full-time academic faculty and community physicians of Washington University School of Medicine, supported by a house staff of residents, interns, fellows and other medical professionals. Recognizing its excellence in nursing care, Barnes-Jewish Hospital was the first adult hospital in Missouri to be certified as a Magnet Hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College is a private nursing college that enrolls¿over 600 students in¿its¿baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degree programs. Barnes-Jewish¿College is housed in a nationally recognized educational facility with state-of-the-art classrooms, lecture halls and a Clinical Simulation Institute with six patient simulation labs and two exam rooms providing high-tech, advanced nursing care experiences.¿It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and is fully approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing.


Role Purpose

The Financial Aid Advisor develops outreach programs for current and prospective students, advises students and families of all financial resources available. Serves as the primary resource for packaging student accounts and maintaining all Title IV Higher Education Act eligibility requirements. Provides high level technical review and processing of institutional, state, and federal funds in compliance with all regulatory requirements. Monitors alternative loan certifications, disbursements, and the preferred lender list.


  • Advises prospective, continuing and reentering students and parents of financial aid programs by counseling students and families on effective financial planning and budgeting to meet the cost of their education.
  • Matches and reviews student records with the Department of Education and Banner, performs a needs analysis, to evaluate eligibility, determine issues related to over awards, defaults, or overlapping loan periods and package financial aid award.
  • Advises students and families on Professional Judgments and Special Circumstances and gathers all necessary data to resolve duplicate borrower, and other reports provided by Department of Education regarding current and prospective students.
  • Provides a presentation to potential students and families during financial aid night and assures all incoming students have Financial Aid resources.
  • Collaborates with the Financial Aid Compliance Specialist to monitor students’ academic progress and continued financial aid eligibility.

  • Minimum Requirements



  • Bachelor's Degree
  • - Business



  • 2-5 years

    Supervisor Experience

  • No Experience


    Preferred Requirements and Additional Job Information



  • 5-10 years

  • Benefits Statement

    Note: not all benefits apply to all openings

    -  Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options
    -  Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan
    -  401(k) plan
    -  Tuition Assistance
    -  Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
    -  On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)
    -  Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time

    *Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health Center

    Legal Statement

    The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


    Equal Opportunity Employer