Financial Aid Counselor

  • Full Time
  • Decorah

Website Luther College

Responsible for advising students and parents about financing their Luther education and serving as manager of the college’s endowed and restricted scholarship funds.


•    Complete need analysis and calculate financial aid awards and award revisions for current and prospective students.
•    Advise students and parents about all aspects of the financial aid process including initial application, award explanation, renewal procedures and financing options.
•    Coordinate all aspects of awarding endowed and restricted funds through interaction with the Development Office and the Iowa College Foundation.
•    Manage administration of state financial aid programs provided through the Iowa College Student Aid Commission.
•    Make updates to the financial aid portion of the college’s website.
•    Assist the Director in performing professional judgement calculations.
•    Facilitate awarding of financial aid for Luther’s summer sessions.
•    Perform other duties as assigned by the Director.


•    Education: B.A. or B.S. degree preferred.
•    Experience: Three to five years of experience in a financial aid office desirable. Ability to manage multiple, detail-intensive projects simultaneously. Exceptional verbal and written communication and customer service skills are essential. Proficiency in Excel is preferred.
•    Ability to cultivate and develop inclusive and equitable working relationships with students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents, and friends of the college.


•    Sedentary work: involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time, includes exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or the ability to lift, carry, push or pull, or otherwise move objects with a negligible amount of force.
•    Pleasant; smoke free, air-conditioned work environment in summer and comfortably warm in winter.


Luther College offers an excellent benefit package including competitive health insurance premiums, generous retirement contribution, short- and long-term disability, life insurance, and tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependents. Additionally, Luther College offers an outstanding PTO program. New full-time employees can earn up to 30 days of PTO per year, in addition to time off for holidays which includes a full week of holiday pay between Christmas and New Years’ Day.


Luther College seeks to build a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students. Luther College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and persons of diverse ethnic backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply. We value the input of multiple viewpoints and perspectives to create an academic community rich with cultural, social, and intellectual diversity. Candidates are encouraged to identify their strengths or experiences that will contribute to this goal. To view the complete job description and apply for this position and all current openings, please go to the employment website at

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