Coastal Carolina University — Financial Aid Counselor

Coastal Carolina University is currently accepting applications for three (3) Financial Aid Counselors in Financial Aid and Scholarships. 

Duties include, but are not limited to: advises and counsels students and families on college costs, financial aid opportunities, and financial aid eligibility; promotes access to higher education through promotion of financial aid awareness; communicates clearly and concisely to perspective, current, and former students in a variety of mediums; conducts both on and off campus presentations in support of recruitment and enrollment; executes strategic communications plans in place for all Client Services processes; provides comprehensive services to prospective and new students throughout the entire collegiate cycle; assists in processing awards for financial aid applicants through the University’s and Department of Education’s electronic processing systems, including processing applications and corrections, tracking and coding documents, assisting with verification and required coursework, generating tracking letters and award notifications, and awarding funds; helps students avoid deregistration and execute enrollment retention strategies as designed by Financial Aid management; and performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements: A bachelor’s degree or equivalent education, training, and experience is required. Prior experience in financial aid, admission, student recruitment, student services and/or student life in a college or university setting preferred. 

Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, South Carolina, minutes from the Atlantic coastal resort city of Myrtle Beach. Coastal Carolina University enrolls over 10,000 students from 46 states and 53 nations. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the baccalaureate and selective master’s degrees of national and/or regional significance in the arts and sciences, business, humanities, education, and health and human services, a specialist degree in educational leadership, and Ph.D. degrees in Marine Science and Education. 

Coastal Carolina University is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply. 

Interested applicants may apply on line at: https://jobs.coastal.edu/postings/16217. Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Coastal Carolina University is an EO/AA employer. 

Financial Aid Specialist (AD80/61122785/FTE-S00583P), full-time position with benefits. SC State Pay Band: 04. Normal work hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Must be flexible to meet the special scheduling needs of the university. Minimal overnight travel, some nights and weekends will be required. 

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