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Based on 85 responses, the job of Financial Aid Counselor has received a job satisfaction rating of 3.73 out of 5. On average, Financial Aid Counselors are highly satisfied with their job.
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Q: What is it like working as a Financial Aid Counselor?

August 2014
"I Wish I Knew About The Politics Of The Company."
Financial Aid Counselor:
Well, you will need to develop thick skin. People may not like working with you but you still have to do what is right for the school and still help the parent understand what may be wrong. You should be able to be personable, honest, open minded and have excellent communication skills.
July 2015
Financial Aid Counselor:
Pros: Interacting with students.
Cons: Too much work.
June 2017
"Excitement in Baltimore."
Financial Aid Counselor in Baltimore:
Pros: Cost of living, food, easy to get around, city culture, great restaurants.
Cons: There are a lot of poverty level people living in the city.
August 2019
"Confusing and stressful."
Financial Aid Counselor in St. Louis:
Pros: helping students achieve success with understanding of finances
Cons: lack of communication within departments and coercive work space.
September 2019
Financial Aid Counselor in Liberty:
Cons: There is not enough work to keep me busy. Parents and students complaining that we are too expensive and that they do not receive enough financial aid.
December 2019
"It's okay."
Financial Aid Counselor in Hattiesburg:
Pros: It's large enough for decent opportunities but small enough to have a hometown feel.
Cons: It's an hour away from where I live.
January 2020
"It's challenging at times, however, seeing the look once a student is helped is priceless."
Financial Aid Counselor in Marshall:
Pros: Interacting with the students
Cons: The pay