Position Details

Financial Aid Counselor; VA Certifying Official


The Financial Aid Counselor; VA Certifying Official’s responsibilities include serving as the main military and VA certifying official and counsel and advise students and parents on financial aid application procedures and processing requirements. This position requires considerable customer service support to students and parents. The Financial Aid Counselor; VA Certifying Official is also responsible to interact with various campus offices.  This position requires the ability to understand information systems.  The individual chosen for this position must be able to multi-task in a fast pace environment.  A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and prior VA experience is preferred for this position.  The following are some of the duties performed by the Financial Aid Counselor; VA Certifying Official on a daily basis:

  • Serve as primary contact person for our veteran students
  • Certify hours and tuition and maintain files in VA-Once for students using Military Benefits
  • Review financial aid forms and supporting documents to insure accuracy and consistency
  • Determine applicant eligibility for financial aid awards and conduct mathematical calculations to determine award amounts
  • Process financial aid award packages
  • Follow-up on information needed for the completion of the financial aid process
  • Requires some evening and weekend hours

About Virginia Wesleyan University

Virginia Wesleyan University is Coastal Virginia's premier university of the liberal arts and sciences. Situated on a 300-acre park-like campus in Virginia Beach, the University annually enrolls approximately 1,600 students in undergraduate, graduate, and online programs. Undergraduate degrees include a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of Social Work with 36 majors, 30 minors, and 12 pre-professional tracks. Graduate degrees include a Master of Business Administration and Master of Arts in Education. Students thrive in average class sizes of 14 and through the University's experiential learning, high-impact leadership, and career-development programs. An inclusive community dedicated to scholarship and service grounded in the liberal arts and sciences, Virginia Wesleyan University inspires students to build meaningful lives through engagement in Coastal Virginia's dynamic metropolitan region, the nation, and the world.


Virginia Wesleyan is a university with a coastal edge. Located in Virginia Beach, where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Chesapeake Bay, our region is proud of its vibrant city life, sandy beaches, and rich history. Learn more at visitvirginiabeach.com/explore.


Statement of Non-Discrimination

Virginia Wesleyan University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are considered on the basis of skills, experience, and qualifications without regard to race, religion, color, creed, gender, national and ethnic origin, age, marital status, covered veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, the presence of non-job-related medical disability, or any other legally protected status.