Financial Aid


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


Monday – Friday:  9am – 5pm

Financial Aid Team

Cristina Ortiz-Harvey
Director, Financial Aid

Tel: (646) 313-8058

Jacquecelle Guralnick
Associate Director, Financial Aid

Tel: (646) 313-8077

Racquel Valencia
Financial Aid Specialist

Tel: (646) 313-8078

Jessica Portilla
Financial Aid Specialist

Tel: (646) 313-8839

Joan Esperance Bann
Financial Aid Senior Advisor

Tel: (646) 313-8169

Tiffany Munoz
Financial Aid Assistant

Tel: (646) 313-8069

Office of Financial Aid logo featuring the Guttman shield

Hello Grizzlies,

In light of the growing concerns regarding the spread of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and our desire to keep everyone safe, Guttman Community College’s Office of Financial Aid has transitioned to remote operations at this time.  Our office will not be open for in-person services until further notice.

Office of Financial Aid is available to assist you!!  There are several ways you can contact us:

  • Email us at
  • Set up a one-on-one appointment via Starfish to meet with a financial aid advisor
  • Call us at 646-313-8011

If you need to submit financial aid documents, you have two options:

  1. You can securely upload your documents using the “Document Upload” feature available in CUNYfirst Student Self-Service. You can click here for instructions on how to upload your documents
  2. You can send the documents via fax to 646-664-3904.

Note – Do not email us documents containing Personally Identifiable Information (such as a social security number).

Please continue to check back for updated information regarding hours of operation.  We thank you for your patience during this time of transition, and stay safe.

Our mission is to ensure that every eligible Guttman student has access to the financial resources they need to attain their college education. A college education is one of the best investments you can make, but the cost can often put a strain on your finances.  Our office is committed to helping students complete the financial aid process and ensure that every eligible Guttman student has access to the financial resources needed to attain a post-secondary education.

We also strive to provide professional services to students to help remove the financial barriers to achieving their academic goals.

Financial Aid counseling is available via Starfish appointments with a Financial Aid representative.

Financial Aid – Federal CARES Act Emergency Grant Student Application

If you are a student enrolled in Fall 2020 Session 1 and are facing financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, you may qualify for funding through the Federal CARES Act Emergency Grant.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be currently enrolled in at least 6 credits for Fall 2020 Session 1
  • Must be Title IV eligible
  • Must have filed a 2020-2021 FAFSA
  • Be a U.S. citizen or national, permanent resident, or other eligible noncitizen
  • Must be making satisfactory academic progress
  • Not be in default or have an overpayment of Federal Financial Aid (Direct Loans and Pell)

For further details about the eligibility requirements, please visit CUNY’s website.

How to Apply:

  1. You must complete a Financial Aid – Fall 2020 Federal CARES Act Emergency Grant Student Application
  2. Securely upload your signed completed application and your supporting documentation using the “Document Upload” feature available in CUNYfirst Student Self-Service. You can find the CUNYfirst document upload instructions by visiting the financial aid website.
  3. You will receive an email communication informing you of the committee’s decision within 7-10 business days.
  4. Be sure that your mailing address and/or direct deposit information is correct on CUNYfirst.

Note – The deadline for this application is December 11th, 2020. You must be currently enrolled in Fall 2020 Session 1 to qualify for this grant. All committee decisions are final.

 “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.

Below are some useful links to view tutorials on how to complete the FAFSA and create your and/or your parents’ FSA ID:

Completing the FASFA Tutorial (by fafsamadeeasy)

Creating FSA ID Tutorial (by Federal Student Aid)