Financial Aid Office
Guttman Community College
50 West 40th Street
The HUB – third floor
New York, NY 10018
Tel: (646) 313-8011/8080


Monday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Our office is committed to helping students complete the financial aid process and get the money they need to attend college.  A college education is one of the best investments you can make, but the cost can often put a strain on your finances. Our mission is to ensure that every eligible Guttman student has access to the financial resources they need to attain their college education. We also strive to provide professional services to students to help remove the financial barriers to their academic goals. Financial need should not prevent you from attending CUNY. 62% of full-time Guttman students attend tuition-free due to Federal Pell Grants and State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) awards that fully cover CUNY’s low tuition. Learn more about the Guttman Value. From academics to affordability, CUNY is the best value in higher education. Learn more about the CUNY Value Plus.

Financial Aid counseling is available on an individual walk-in basis, by appointment, and in group workshops conducted throughout the academic year. Our staff provides assistance filing financial aid forms online and monitors student records to ensure that they comply with federal and state requirements. The office is also responsible for administering the Federal Work-Study Program, beginning with a Work-Study Job Fair early in the semester.

More information and helpful resources about Financial Aid may be found at CUNY’s Financial Aid page and CUNY’s Financial Aid: Paying for College booklet.

“Student Right to Know:” The Consumer Information page provides prospective and current students, parents, counselors, researchers, legislators, and employers access to information to enable consumers to make informed decisions about post-secondary education at Guttman Community College, The City University of New York.

Office Staff

Cristina Ortiz-Harvey

Director, Financial Aid
Tel: (646) 313-8058

Racquel Valencia

Financial Aid Specialist
Tel: (646) 313-8078

Nick Simos

Associate Director, Financial Aid
Tel: (646) 313-8077

Jessica Portilla

Financial Aid Advisor
Tel: (646) 313-8839

Important Announcements

IRS Data Retrieval Tool  Read More

Dear Students,

We regret to inform you that the IRS data retrieval tool is currently unavailable when completing a FAFSA application.

If you have not submitted a FAFSA yet for 2017-18 we are still able to assist you!! Please use your, and your parents 2015 Federal Tax Returns (1040, 1040A/EZ). If you will be visiting us for assistance in completing the FAFSA please make sure you bring the actual federal tax returns for 2015, w-2’s for 2015 and FSA ID’s for you and your parents. We will assist you in accurately completing your FAFSA.

Once again we apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused you in filing your FAFSA, however we are diligently working on making sure we provide you with the assistance you deserve in getting it filed soon.


Financial Aid Office