Contact Us

Thank you for contacting the Hostos Financial Aid Office. For more immediate service, please send email to or call (718) 518-6555.

Postal Mail:

 Hostos Community College
 Office of Financial Aid
 500 Grand Concourse, D-B112-115
 Bronx, NY 10451
Phone:  (718) 518-6555
Fax:  (718) 518-4430


*The Financial Aid Office will resume in-person student services by appointment only. Appointments can be made by completing this form Appointment Request form

Hours of Operation: 

Hours for Wednesday, January 25, 2023, through Tuesday, May 16, 2023:

Virtual and In-Person Student Services:
  • Monday and Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. – Late Nights
  • Friday, 11 a.m. to 4:45 pm

For school closures check the Academic Calendar.


Staff Title Office Number
Leslie King Director (718) 518-4377        
Olga Murphy Associate Director,
SAP Coordinator
(718) 518-4382
Nelly Cruz Financial Aid Manager,
R2T4 Coordinator
(718) 518-4380
Evangelista Rodriguez Financial Aid Specialist,
PELL and APTS Coordinator
(718) 518-4384
Hugo Eguizabal Financial Aid Specialist,
Direct Loan Coordinator
(718) 518-4379
Toya Pigford Financial Aid Specialist,
FWS Coordinator
(718) 518-6582
Nicholas Valente Financial Aid Specialist, ASAP (718) 518-4391
Gloria Rodriguez Financial Aid Advisor (718) 518-4381
Martin Tsang CUNY Office Assistant II (718) 518-4320
Lourdes Seda Financial Aid Advisor (718) 518-4408
Lidines Urena College Assistant (718) 518-6555
Linda Nieves College Assistant (718) 518-4378

Please note: 
During times of high student traffic, students may be stopped from entering the office before the posted closing hours. This is to allow for all students already waiting on line to be seen by the posted closing time.
The “Counter Area” (room D-B112) is used to speak to a Financial Aid counselor, check the status of Financial Aid applications and hand in requested documentation for Financial Aid purposes.
The “Microlab” (room D-B102) is used only for assistance with filling out or making corrections to your online Financial Aid applications. 

When Visiting the Microlab:
  • Please have all the necessary documentation and information needed to apply for Financial Aid.
  • A checklist of items needed to apply is available at the Microlab and on the Financial Aid website in the “Apply for Aid” section.
Filling for Financial Aid:
  • To complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) application, you are required to provide information such as, legal name, social security number, date of birth, address, etc., and your financial situation.
  • Before submitting your FAFSA and TAP, you can save it and ask for a staff member to review it.
  • Remember to save your passwords, Save Key (4-digit pin), and FSA ID in order to continue where you left off.

Click here to see the Directions to Hostos Community College by car, bus, and/or train.