Financial Aid Advisors- Multiple Positions

New York, NY
Mar 09, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Hunter College, located in the heart of Manhattan, is the largest college in the City University of New York (CUNY). Founded in 1870, it is also one of the oldest public colleges in the country. More than 23,000 students currently attend Hunter, pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 170 areas of study. Hunter's student body is as diverse as New York City itself.

Reporting to the Director of Financial Aid, the department is seeking Financial Aid Advisors to assist students applying for federal, state, and institutional aid and communicating academic college policies.

In addition to the duties outlined in the CUNY Title Overview, the Financial Aid Advisors will be responsible, but not limited to, the following:
  • Advise students on financing their education at Hunter College.
  • Verify and reconcile application for federal student aid programs such as Direct Loan and Federal Pell Grant.
  • Perform Title IV verification for students selected by the Federal government (includes income verification, selective service compliance, default issues verifying immigration status, etc.) to ensure the accuracy of data reported to the Department of Education.
  • Notify students of missing information or documents.
  • Update Student Financial Aid (SFA) records as needed to ensure timely payments.
  • Conduct financial aid workshops and orientations as needed.
  • Represent the department on and off campus as requested.
  • Be available for evening and weekends, as required.

Bachelor's Degree required.

  • A demonstrated commitment to providing quality student service in a diverse college is expected.
  • Flexible schedule during peak periods
  • Knowledge of Federal and State Student Financial Aid regulations, programs, practices and procedures preferred.
  • Knowledge of PeopleSoft (CUNYFirst) and related Student Financial Services software (NSLDS) desirable.
  • Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills as well as excellent interpersonal skills.

Counsels applicants and students on eligibility for financial aid programs, assisting them in the application process.
  • Verifies eligibility for Federal and State financial aid programs including grants, scholarships, and guaranteed student loans
  • Performs application intake, evaluation, processing and awarding
  • Assists in the production of Financial Aid online, print material, and websites
  • Advises students on good academic standing requirements and the appeal process; reviews appeals for dependency overrides and budget adjustments
  • Conducts group workshops and represents the financial aid office at various on- and off- campus events
  • Serves as a liaison between the college office and Direct Loan Providers
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Assistant to HEO


($39,282-$42,407). Salary commensurate with education and experience.

CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefit. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.

Click on the "Apply Now" button and follow the application instructions. Please have your curriculum vitae/ resume and scholarly interest or cover letter with names and contact information of 3 references available to attach into the application before you begin. Please note that the required material must be uploaded as ONE document. The document must be in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, or text format- and name of file should not exceed ten (10) characters. Incomplete application packages will not be considered.

Open until filled with review of applications to begin February 16, 2018.

CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional

Job Title: Financial Aid Advisors (Financial Aid, Division of Student Affairs) (Multiple Positions)
Job ID: 18164
Location: Hunter College
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

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.


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