CUNY Financial Aid Specialist - ASAP in Brooklyn, New York


Reporting to the Director of Financial Aid, or Designee, the Financial Aid Specialist for the ASAP program at Kingsborough Community College supports the financial aid process from the beginning to the end for all ASAP students and the general population. The Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) assists students in earning associate degrees within three years by providing a range of financial, academic, and personal supports including comprehensive and personalized advisement, career counseling, tutoring, waivers for tuition and mandatory fees, MTA MetroCards, and additional financial assistance to defray the cost of textbooks.

In addition to the CUNY Title overview, duties include but are not limited to:

  • Verify federal financial aid files for those ASAP students who are “selected for verification” by the US Department of Education in accordance with federal regulations and make corrections, as needed, to finalize financial aid awards.

  • Review and assess financial aid documents and verification for all ASAP students in accordance with Federal, State, and Institutional regulations governing student financial aid.

  • Provide in-person counseling to ASAP students and parents regarding the financial aid process, the family’s specific situation, and various financial aid and financing options available.

  • Represent the ASAP Office at various campus events such as Open House and New Student Orientation.

  • Serve as a resource for ASAP advisors on financial aid issues.

  • Act as liaison between academic and administrative offices.

  • Analyze and report on financial aid activities.

  • Provide timely updates and accurate information to students and staff.

  • Assist with special projects and related job-related duties as assigned.

This position requires a flexible schedule and some evening and weekend hours to meet the operational needs of the Financial Aid Department.


Bachelor's Degree and four years' related experience required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CUNY experience

  • Student academic advisement experience

  • Ability to multi-task and work closely with students and families, in person and on the phone


Administers and supervises financial aid programs and operations.

  • Reviews contracts, disbursements, tuition and fees; validates student eligibility for various programs

  • Administers, monitors and troubleshoots CUNY financial aid systems as well as Federal and NY State systems in order to ensure integrity of student databases and timely and accurate delivery of funds

  • Assists CUNY staff, applicants, and students/families with advice on financial aid issues and eligibility

  • May review and reconcile student payroll processing

  • Represents the Financial Aid function at Admissions events; works with academic departments as well as Bursar, Registrar, Admissions and Computing offices to assure staff understand and implement financial aid processes correctly

  • Assists in the development and evaluation of Admissions processes

  • Prepares documentation, instructions, and materials in various media to support financial aid activities

  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Job Title Name: Financial Aid Specialist


Higher Education Assistant




$51,126 - $61,593

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 28, 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 Specialist - ASAP

Job ID: 19627

Location: Kingsborough Community College

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular