Financial Aid Officer Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Financial Aid Officer is $36,245 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this career.
Financial Aid Officer Salary (?
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$28,461 - $48,618
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $36,245
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Financial Aid Officer Salary (?
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$11.76 - $19.05
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$28,461 - $48,618  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,524  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$26,385 - $45,693  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 234
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.76 - $19.05  
   
Overtime
$16.97 - $30.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,524  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$26,385 - $45,693  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 164
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Job Description for Financial Aid Officer

A financial aid officer's main responsibility is to make sure that students have the financial resources that they need to attend their institution (typically a college or university). They keep track of all financial aid packages offered by their institution and explain them to students, as well as help determine if students are qualified for those packages. Additionally, financial aid officers are responsible for supporting other departments as needed, such as by assisting with state and federal reporting, presentations, and any other duties as assigned.
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Financial Aid Officer Tasks
  • Verify and certify loan applications, then follow through to collections, including all documentation.
  • Assist students and parents with paperwork, eligibility questions, and handling awards.
  • Create, negotiate, and communicate financial aid plans for students that fit with existing resources and policies.
  • Oversee specific programs like the federal work-study program, exchange/visiting students, Title IV, etc.

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What is it like working as a Financial Aid Officer?
Financial Aid Officer in Richardson:
"Student Dreams."
Pros: Helping students decide on a major that is in conjunction with their dreams and desired goal.
Cons: I will begin March 31st.

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Experience Affects Financial Aid Officer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 13%
Mid-Career
up arrow 7%
National Average
$35,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 2%

Skills That Affect Financial Aid Officer Salaries

Federal Grants
up arrow 4%
Customer Service
up arrow 3%
National Average
$35,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 102 votes.

Gender

Female
76%
female alumni
 
Male
24%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
66%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 18%
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