Capital University
  • Columbus, OH, USA
  • Full Time

Capital University offers a rich benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, retirement, family education benefits, short-term and long-term disability, life and critical illness insurance and free parking.

Under the supervision of the Director of Financial Aid, this position is responsible for coordinating the Federal Work Study/Student Employment program. The Financial Aid Counselor assists prospective and current students in understanding and obtaining assistance from those financial aid programs for which the student is eligible. Responsibilities also includes helping students and families to realistically examine financial aid eligibility based on student and family financial information, providing guidance in the application and award processes, and offering general information and recommendations on financing the college education.

Primary roles and responsibilities:

  • Reviews payroll reports, monitors award limits and prepares annual reports.
  • Assists with the awarding and counseling of adult and graduate students in all areas of affordability and costs associated with degree.
  • Assists in the review of financial aid packages.
  • Counsels/advises undergraduate students and parents about the financial aid process, eligibility, aid programs, application procedures, verification process, special circumstance reviews, awarding, budgeting, costs, indebtedness, money and management, and financial planning. Individualizes information to the particular needs and situation of the student.
  • Participates in the planning and execution of various financial aid events.
  • Prepares and assists in the preparation of and presents information regarding federal financial aid, scholarships, employment and grants for various campus groups, high school students and parents at meetings, group discussions, and workshops.


  • Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university and one to three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Excellent skills in technology including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, etc.; Colleague and federal site experience is strongly preferred.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, proportions and percentages.
  • Knowledge of federal, state and institutional financial aid policies and procedures. Experience in need analysis, counseling and packaging financial aid.

Capital University is committed to increasing the diversity of the Capital community and curriculum. This commitment includes Capital's dedication to the development of faculty and staff who are committed to inclusive practices in teaching, learning, working and all other campus and community interactions. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are particularly encouraged to apply.

Capital University offers a rich benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, retirement, family education benefits, short-term and long-term disability, life insurance and free parking.

Interested candidates must submit cover letter and resume when applying.

All inquiries should be made to:

John W. Brown,, 614-236-6771

Capital University is an equal opportunity employer, and supports a diverse and inclusive campus community. Capital University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, religion, sex, gender, age, disability, veteran status, or other characteristics protected by the law.

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