Financial Aid Assistant/College Assistant

Position: College Assistant / Financial Aid Assistant (Part-time)

Support Staff

PVN #: 0013

Closing Date: Open until filled

Department: CUNY School of Professional Studies


The CUNY School of Professional Studies:


The CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) provides online and on campus degree and certificate programs that meet the needs of adults who are looking for a seamless way to finish or transition into a bachelor’s degree, earn a master’s degree or certificate in a specialized field, advance in the workplace, or change careers.

Drawing on CUNY's nationally and internationally renowned faculty and practitioners, as well as industry and education partners, the School's programs provide opportunities for personal growth, job mobility, greater civic participation, and new ways to advance knowledge.

Home to the first fully online degree programs at the City University of New York, CUNY SPS offers fully accredited degree and certificate programs for students who want the flexibility and convenience of online education. CUNY SPS was ranked in the top 5% in the Nation in U.S. News & World Report’s list of the 2018 Best Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs.


The Office of Financial Aid assists students with the financial aid process and provides information on types of aid, application processes, and eligibility requirements. Reporting to the Director of Financial Aid, the Financial Aid Assistant will support all processes that enable students to receive aid and maintain enrollment at the School.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in processing financial aid applications, compile and verify data, and provide information on rules and regulations to students.
  • Assist in compiling data and preparing federal and state financial aid reports.
  • Assist in advising students and parents of financial aid matters including deadlines, procedures, types of available aid and factors determining need.
  • Assist in updating and maintaining financial aid files; input and verify financial aid data into computer.
  • Respond to financial aid related inquiries in a polite and professional manner to ensure the highest level of student satisfaction.
  • Collaborate with the TAP Coordinator.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma/GED


Preferred Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree, or currently pursuing Bachelor’s degree.
  • Prior financial aid experience.
  • Excellent written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to generate and work on reports.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Ability to be focused and efficient, but also flexible when working on multiple projects.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.


Salary Range: $16.55 per hour

Hours: 20 hours per week.


Please send resume and cover letter along with the names, addresses, and phone numbers of 3 business references to:
CUNY SPS Financial Aid Assistant/College Assistant Search


Felix Huertas

Financial Aid Manager

CUNY School of Professional Studies

119 West 31st Street, 10th Floor

New York, NY 10001


CUNY SPS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/IRCA/Americans with Disabilities Act Employer:


The CUNY School of Professional Studies complies with the Clery Act and copies of its annual report on security policies and statistics are available in its Security Office.

Selected applicants must pay fingerprint and filing fees (full-time CUNY students are excluded from fingerprint fee).


All prospective candidates must be able to be certified as eligible to work under the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.


The CUNY School of Professional Studies verifies education and experience statements.

Open until filled.