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Working As A Finance Aid Counselor

  • Getting Information
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Processing Information
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
  • Deal with People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Make Decisions

  • Stressful

  • $79,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Finance Aid Counselor Do At Sam Houston State University

* To counsel perspective financial aid applicants and parents concerning financial planning, with emphasis on the application process and available aid programs for qualifying applicants.
* To advise applicants who are ineligible for need-based assistance on alternative methods of meeting educational expenses.
* To counsel financial aid applicants/recipients on academic progress requirements as related to aid eligibility.
* To counsel financial aid applicants/recipients in all areas of financial planning, with emphasis on Pre
* Loan/Exit Interviews and Debt Management

What Does A Finance Aid Counselor Do At St. Louis Community College

* Responsible for ensuring students in assigned caseload have an understanding of the entire financial aid process.
* Assists students and parents with completing initial financial aid applications and all forms required to complete their files in a timely manner.
* Counsels students to obtain, document, evaluate and interpret necessary personal and household income/asset information to comply with federal verification requirements.
* Monitors student academic progress to determine initial and continual eligibility for financial aid, and communicates the process and consequences to students.
* Responsible for maintaining student financial aid files and all documents required to process financial aid.
* Maintains and monitors student aid documents input to the student information system (BANNER), and evaluates output of automated data.
* Meets benchmarks for communicating with students, collecting documents and indexing them in BANNER

What Does A Finance Aid Counselor Do At Mills College

* Operate a variety of office equipment including a computer, utilizing a wide range of related software.
* Enter and analyze data.
* Implement new software applications.
* Work collaboratively as part of a team.
* Establish and maintain effective and productive working relationships within a diverse and multicultural environment.
* Establish and maintain an effective customer service orientation towards all persons contacted during the course of job performance.
* Maintain safe work conditions and comply with established safety policies, practices, procedures and requirements.
* Perform related duties as assigned

What Does A Finance Aid Counselor Do At The Art Institute

* Director, Student Financial Services
* Directly Supervises:
* None
* Interacts With:
* Other members of the student accounts team as well as students, and the Admissions and Registration departments

What Does A Finance Aid Counselor Do At Troy University

* Driving may be necessary but is not a primary responsibility
* Work Hours:
* hours per week
* List any hazardous conditions or physical demands required by this position:* n/a
* Does this position have supervisory responsibility?:
* No
* Posting Date:
* Open Until Filled:
* Yes
* Quick Link:* http://www.troyuniversityjobs.com/postings/14855

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Finance Aid Counselor Career Paths

Finance Aid Counselor
Finance Aid Coordinator Finance Specialist Accountant
Accounts Payable Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Finance Aid Coordinator Finance Specialist Senior Finance Analyst
Finance Leader
7 Yearsyrs
Finance Aid Coordinator Finance Specialist Senior Accountant
Accountant And Office Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Counselor Team Leader Office Manager
Business Office Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Counselor Specialist Credit Analyst
Credit Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Counselor Specialist Compliance Specialist
Compliance Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Academic Adviser Adjunct Instructor Case Manager
Director Of Admissions
7 Yearsyrs
Academic Adviser Adjunct Professor Controller
Assistant Director Of Finance
7 Yearsyrs
Academic Adviser Consultant Controller
Finance Services Director
10 Yearsyrs
Finance Planner Account Executive Customer Service Manager
Collections Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Finance Planner Manager Assistant Director
Assistant Director Of Operations
5 Yearsyrs
Finance Planner Office Manager Business Office Manager
Business Office Director
8 Yearsyrs
Accountant Controller Assistant Director Of Finance
Finance Aid Director
7 Yearsyrs
Accountant Human Resources Manager Recruitment Director
Campus Director
7 Yearsyrs
Program Coordinator Human Resources Generalist Recruitment Manager
Assistant Director Of Admissions
5 Yearsyrs
Program Coordinator Educational Programs Coordinator Education Program Manager
Assistant Education Director
6 Yearsyrs
Program Coordinator Adjunct Instructor Associate Dean
Campus Dean
13 Yearsyrs
Enrollment Specialist Enrollment Manager
Admissions Manager
6 Yearsyrs
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Finance Aid Counselor Demographics

Gender

Female

63.2%

Male

24.5%

Unknown

12.3%
Ethnicity

White

61.5%

Hispanic or Latino

15.2%

Black or African American

13.0%

Asian

7.0%

Unknown

3.3%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

65.1%

French

4.8%

Russian

3.6%

Hmong

2.4%

Italian

2.4%

Chinese

2.4%

German

2.4%

Arabic

2.4%

Swedish

1.2%

Vietnamese

1.2%

Samoan

1.2%

Mandarin

1.2%

Hindi

1.2%

Danish

1.2%

Ukrainian

1.2%

Norwegian

1.2%

Dari

1.2%

Armenian

1.2%

Tagalog

1.2%

Gujarati

1.2%
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Finance Aid Counselor Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

16.4%

Liberty University

7.1%

Webster University

6.5%

Strayer University

6.2%

Kaplan University

5.6%

Capella University

5.6%

Grand Canyon University

5.2%

University of Maryland - University College

4.9%

Lindenwood University

4.9%

Nova Southeastern University

4.6%

Troy University

4.3%

Walden University

4.0%

Ashford University

3.7%

East Tennessee State University

3.1%

Arizona State University

3.1%

American InterContinental University

3.1%

Southern New Hampshire University

3.1%

Georgia Southern University

3.1%

New York University

2.8%

Virginia Commonwealth University

2.8%
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Majors

Business

30.5%

Psychology

7.7%

Communication

5.6%

Management

5.3%

Educational Leadership

5.3%

Human Resources Management

5.1%

School Counseling

4.5%

Accounting

4.5%

Education

4.0%

Criminal Justice

3.8%

English

3.2%

Marketing

2.9%

Elementary Education

2.7%

Public Administration

2.5%

Finance

2.5%

Liberal Arts

2.2%

Sociology

2.0%

Counseling Psychology

1.9%

Health Care Administration

1.9%

Human Services

1.8%
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Degrees

Bachelors

41.1%

Masters

37.1%

Other

8.9%

Associate

6.3%

Certificate

2.9%

Doctorate

2.9%

Diploma

0.6%

License

0.2%
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Average Yearly Salary
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$38,000
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Median 50%
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Best Paying Company
Brown University
Highest Paying City
Fort Collins, CO
Highest Paying State
North Dakota
Avg Experience Level
2.8 years
How much does a Finance Aid Counselor make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Finance Aid Counselor in the United States is $79,174 per year or $38 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $38,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $163,000.

Real Finance Aid Counselor Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Financial Aid Counselor Ivymax, Inc. Cupertino, CA Oct 01, 2009 $46,958
Financial Aid Counselor Monroe College Ltd. New Rochelle, NY May 21, 2014 $45,734
Financial Aid Counselor Monroe College Ltd. New York, NY May 21, 2011 $44,408
Financial Aid Counselor Professional Business College New York, NY Jul 12, 2011 $40,000
Financial Aid Counselor Monroe College Ltd. New Rochelle, NY May 07, 2011 $39,000
Financial Aid Counselor Professional Business College New York, NY Feb 15, 2013 $38,109
Financial Aid Counselor American Institute of Medical Sciences & Educa Piscataway, NJ May 07, 2012 $37,566

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Top Skills for A Finance Aid Counselor

  1. Financial Assistance
  2. Financial Aid
  3. Loan Applications
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Counseled students and parents in order to disseminate information and answer questions relating to financial assistance available while enrolled at Tulane.
  • Advised students on federal and university financial aid policies, assessed financial need and packaged awards accordingly utilizing BANNER systems.
  • Provide support for various operational and problem-solving functions such as working reports, certifying loan applications and performing basic need analysis.
  • Counseled and collected require documents for Special Condition/Income Reductions for Director's final approval.
  • Collected student paperwork to verify FAFSA applications to award accurate financial aid.

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