Navigating the financial aid process can be a complex and confusing process for many students. You can help students get through this process by becoming a finance or financial aid director. A financial aid director can work for any organization that offers financial aid programs. As part of their job, they oversee various financial operations and programs, including offering grants, managing loans, providing payment plans, and determining eligibility for aid.
They are also responsible for managing the staff working in the financial aid department. One of their most important duties is ensuring that the financial aid staff is applying protocol correctly when running operations. Some other tasks they perform include hiring and training staff, ensuring compliance with state and federal regulations, providing information to students on aid programs, and ensuring aid is correctly disbursed.
To become a financial aid director, you'll typically need a Bachelor's degree. However, some employers may require a Master's degree in accounting, business, student affairs or public administration.