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CUNY Financial Aid Coordinator (aHEO) in Bronx, New York

Financial Aid Coordinator (aHEO)

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Lehman College

Full/Part Time




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The Financial Aid Coordinator reports to the Assistant Director of Financial Aid at Lehman College. The position is responsible for the CUNY Title Overview duties in addition to the following:

  • Advise continuing and prospective students on financing their education at Lehman College.

  • Verify and reconcile students' eligibility for financial aid programs (federal, state, institutional, and private).

  • Assist undergraduate and graduate students with their financial aid processing. Notify students of missing information or documents.

  • Ensure compliance with Federal, New York State and College financial aid regulations and policies.

  • Provide front counter coverage of office’s reception area and answer office phones.

  • Accept financial aid related documents, greet visitors, answer inquiries, and explain procedures and policies.

  • Review, update, and input financial aid information in CUNYFirst and internal systems databases as well as external sites including but not limited to the Common Origination and Disbursement (COD) System, The Central Processing System (CPS), and National STudent Loan Data System (NSLDS).

  • Coordinate, verify, and resolve problems regarding the disbursement of scholarships and grants by verifying student eligibility.

  • Coordinate administrative support services.

  • Position requires some evening hours and occasional weekends.


  • Bachelor's degree is required.

  • Working knowledge of federal Title IV and NYS financial aid regulations, practices, and resources

  • Preferred Working knowledge of automated data base systems (preferably CUNYFirst or similar)

  • Two years financial aid or related experience preferred

  • Bilingual in Spanish/English strongly preferred

  • The ability to communicate in writing is an important job-related competency. All candidates will draft a writing sample as part of the interview process to demonstrate their ability to write memos and letters that are grammatically correct and express information clearly.


Candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as being at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of employment.


Coordinates financial aid procedures and activities and provides financial aid information.

  • Schedules workshops, reviews applications, establishes pay cycles, disburses funds and resolves disbursement problems, and records awards, disbursements and returns

  • Coordinates, verifies and resolves problems regarding the disbursement of scholarships and grants by verifying student eligibility, establishing pay cycles and reviewing pay-outs

  • Reconciles accounting and disbursement schedules

  • Provides data for financial aid and donor reports as needed

  • Supports the College's enrollment management efforts by providing financial aid information to prospective students, their families and their high school counselors

  • Serves as liaison between the college and direct loan providers

  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Job Title Name: Financial Aid Coordinator


Assistant to HEO




Salary commensurate with education and experience, $44,411-$51,781.

CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.

Health Plan Coverage for Employees Hired on or after October 1, 2022 City of New York employees and employees of Participating Employers and their eligible dependents hired on or after October 1, 2022 will only be eligible to enroll in the EmblemHealth HIP HMO Preferred Plan and must remain in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan for the first year (365 days) of employment.

After 365 days of employment, the employee will have the option of either remaining in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan or selecting a different health plan within 30 days before the end of the 365th day period.

If a new health plan is selected, the new plan will be effective on the 366th day.

Only after the 365th day can the employee participate in any Annual Fall Transfer Period. An employee who needs to request an exemption from the required enrollment in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan can do so by submitting a HIP HMO Opt-Out Request Form to EmblemHealth. An employee, or eligible dependent, must meet certain criteria and the request must be approved by EmblemHealth before the exemption is granted. The HIP HMO Opt-Out Request Form and HIP service area are available on the EmblemHealth website.


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February 8, 2023


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.