How much does a Financial Aid Director - Higher Ed. earn in the United States? The average Financial Aid Director - Higher Ed. salary in the United States is $84,423 as of March 28, 2019, but the range typically falls between $69,947 and $101,167. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. View Cost of Living in Major Cities
Manages and administers all aspects of student financial aid program. Oversees the critical flow of all grant, loan, and scholarship dollars to proper entities as required. Instructs students and parents on the application for loans or scholarships. Has knowledge of available private, state, and federal financial aid programs. Requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to a senior institutional officer. Typically manages through subordinate managers and professionals in larger groups of moderate complexity. Provides input to strategic decisions that affect the functional area of responsibility. May give input into developing the budget. Capable of resolving escalated issues arising from operations and requiring coordination with other departments. Typically requires 3+ years of managerial experience.
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