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Financial Aid Content Expert Application

Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3.

One of the biggest barriers to degree completion is cost of attendance. So, it is important that students are armed with knowledge about financial aid opportunities designed to mitigate financial constraints. The Universities of Louisiana Financial Aid Content Expert will be charged with creating a network of financial aid professionals; developing system-wide programming to disseminate financial aid information that is user friendly; designing materials to serve as resources for faculty, staff and students; and tackling financial aid issues that affect student success, enrollment and retention. Content Experts will be compensated $7,000 for their yearlong service.

Desired Applicant Characteristics

Desired Actions

• Lead the network of financial aid professionals within the UL System

• Develop System-wide programming to disseminate financial aid information

• Identify resources that can be used by faculty, staff and students

• Develop a financial aid (for dummies) page on the UL System Moodle site

• Develop financial literacy materials

• Create bite-sized videos to aid in information dissemination

• Create info-graphs (or like documents) based on policy and types

• Create webinars to address financial aid FAQs and changes

• Address issues with financial aid that affect student success, teaching, enrollment and retention

• Introduce technology resources that may help faculty, staff and students with understanding financial aid

• Contribute to the development of adult student orientation for reintegration into higher education (undergraduate level) for Compete LA

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