Financial Aid Director
|Overview:||Student financial aid administrators manage a college or university's student scholarships, loans and financial aid activities. They select the student recipients and decide upon the kind of aid to be given. They seek scholarship funds from corporations, alumni and government agencies.|
|Duties:||They direct scholarships, grants and loan programs that provide financial aid to college and university students. Coordinate the financial transactions dealing with payments to students.
They analyze student applications requesting financial aid to determine the extent of aid needed and the potential for other sources, such as parents, to provide financial support.
Analyze the student's scholastic records and their career goals to determine their potential and successfully complete college and achieving their goals. They select students to receive aid.
Audit the course grades of students receiving aid to assure that the financial aids are effectively used. Determine if programs comply with college's affirmative action goals for minorities.
A.A.S. Management: Marketing Concentration
A.S. Business Administration (Accounting and Marketing)
|Job Outlook:||Employment of student financial aid administrator is expected to grow as fast as average through 2018 due to increased interest in attendance of postsecondary education and the need to seek ways to pay for it with continuing increasing costs.|
|Salary Range (National Average):||$30,000 to $38,000|
|Education Level:||Typically, a Bachelor’s Degree from a 4-year college (some are 5 years) is required to be considered for this occupation.|
|Additional Training/Education:||The most common training requirement for this administrative position in a major college or university is a master's, Ph.D. or Ed.D. degree in higher education administration. However, a bachelor's degree will qualify you for a staff job in admissions, student affairs, financial aid and the registrar's office. Educational administration degree programs include courses in school management, school law, finance, curriculum development, research design, community relations and counseling.|
* National data collected by the Department of Labor in 2014 with projections through 2024. For New York green job information .
Understanding acquiring positions in this field may be enhanced through continuing academic study (i.e. earning a baccalaureate or a master's degree) and/or work experience in the field, Queensborough Community College has established transfer agreementswith other institutions for students who wish to further pursue their educational goals. Students are highly encouraged to meet with one of our Career Services to fully understand the opportunities available through study in their degree program.