NASFAA has conducted benchmarking surveys of financial aid administrators and offices for more than two decades. This report presents findings from the 2016 NASFAA Benchmarking Survey, which updates the 1995, 1999, 2006, 2012, and 2016 reports. Where possible, this report shows trends in data overtime.
This report, the 2017 NASFAA Benchmarking Report: Key Factors That Impact Financial Aid Office Salaries, Staff Size, Administrative Capacity, and Campus Relations, also provides a description of the Staffing Model and Salary Model that identifies and explains the key factors used to create the models. These models (or calculations) produce a general measure of how much individuals with similar characteristics (e.g., position, years of experience, gender, region) earn or how offices with similar characteristics (e.g., size, institution type, control) are staffed. Details on the individual models may be found below. NASFAA members may access the report and models, free of charge.
The report is available for purchase to non-members.
NASFAA also provides results from our 2017 Benchmarking Report by the following variables:
This model allows you to enter a number of variables that are statistically significant in determining staff size in financial aid offices and generates a custom report that measures your institution's staffing level against other institutions operating in similar circumstances.
This model will generate a custom report that measures your salary level against other positions at institutions operating in similar circumstances.
For additional questions about the 2017 Benchmarking Survey Report, Staffing Model, or Salary Model please contact NASFAA’s Research Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 785-7284.
Publication Date: 3/1/2017