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Graduate Financial Aid Counselor

Apply now Job no: 502475
Position Type: Staff
Location: Boston Main Campus
Categories: Enrollment Management

About Northeastern:

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and a world leader in experiential learning. The same commitment to connecting with the world drives our use-inspired research enterprise. The university offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Our campuses in Charlotte, N.C., San Francisco, Seattle, and Toronto are regional platforms for undergraduate and graduate learning and collaborative research. Northeastern pursues advanced research in security and materials at the Innovation Campus in Burlington, Massachusetts, and in coastal sustainability at the Marine Science Center in Nahant, Massachusetts.

About the Opportunity:

With a focus on graduate level programs, advise and counsel full- and part-time students and their families on the availability of financial aid, the delivery process for receiving it, and the reconciliation processes required to insure that financial aid funds are transferred to students’ accounts. 


Review student applications, perform verification procedures, review/evaluate appeals, and intercede for students with participating departments (academic administrators, student accounts, registrar, and co-op).


• Bachelor’s degree required
• Experience in student personnel administration, preferably in financial aid or college admissions
• Knowledge of Title IV regulations, Federal Methodology needs analysis preferred
• Strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
• Ability to communicate well by telephone and email, in addition to face-to-face interactions
• Working knowledge of PowerFAIDs, Banner, Microsoft Word and Excel preferred
• Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse student population
• Strong analytical, decision-making, and problem solving skills
• Flexible Work Schedule

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Additional Information:

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff.  Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. 

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other  characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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