Financial Aid Counselor
|Overview:||Financial-aid counselors evaluate college and university student applications for loans, grants and scholarships. They interview the students and compare data about family income and student grades to determine elegibility and amount of financial help possible.|
|Duties:||They assess individual college & university students' needs for financial grants and loans in order to help them complete their education.
Compare student's family income and potential to pay for the student's education. They compare student's grades and motivation and decide who to award the aid based on comparisons.
They confer with college and university administrators to determine how much funding is needed to provide the level of financial aid needed by students.
They request business organizations to contribute to scholarship and fellowship funds that can be used to assist students needing financial help.
A.A.S. Management: Marketing Concentration
A.S. Business Administration (Accounting and Marketing)
|Job Outlook:||Employment in this field is projected to grow 14% or higher from 2014 to 2024, which is much faster than the average projected growth for all occupations.|
|Salary Range (National Average):||$28,000 to $32,000|
|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 a top 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.