CUNY Financial Aid Coordinator in Bronx, New York


The Financial Aid Coordinator reports to the Associate 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.

  • Coordinate administrative support services.

  • Review, update, and input financial aid information in CUNYfirst and internal systems databases as well as external sites including but not limited to COD, CPS, and NSLDS.

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

Position requires some evening hours and occasional weekends.

Lehman College is the only senior college of The City University of New York (CUNY) located in the Bronx. A federally-designated Hispanic Serving Institution, Lehman serves a diverse population of more than 14,000 undergraduate and graduate students.


  • Bachelor’s degree 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


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.

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.


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November 26, 2018


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.

Job Title: Financial Aid Coordinator

Job ID: 19605

Location: Lehman College

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular