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Include These Financial Aid Counselor Skills
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Knowledge of financial aid procedures and student loans
- Attention to details and accuracy
- Integrity and confidentiality
- Computer proficiency and knowledge of relevant software
- Teamworking skills
- An approachable manner and empathy
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Dear Mr. Thompson:
As an experienced professional with 11 years of experience in financial aid administration and student support, I am pleased to present the enclosed resume in response to your posting. With my background in determining aid eligibility, processing loan applications, and providing outstanding student service, I am prepared to excel as Mount Luther College’s next Financial Aid Counselor.
Through success in coordinating and processing financial aid applications—as well as identifying and communicating the appropriate programs to meet individual student needs—I am well prepared to make a significant and positive impact in this role. I adeptly manage daily processing of program applications in addition to communicating directly with students, guarantors, and third-party vendors and delivering exceptional customer support.
Highlights of my experience include the following:
Evaluating applicant needs and offering guidance and assistance in all phases of program eligibility, application, processing, and follow up.
Expertise and experience in account management, entrance and exit interviews, loan origination and servicing, FAFSA entry, project management, report generation, staff training, team building and leadership, and regulatory compliance.
Ability to accurately manage a high volume of client records and files.
Superior communication, problem solving, and organization skills; bilingual in English and Spanish; proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
Furthermore, my detail-oriented nature and ability to effectively collaborate with other team members offer additional skills essential to this position. I believe I would be a great asset to your team and look forward to hearing from you to discuss how I may contribute to your goals. Thank you for your time and consideration.
Juanita S. Hill