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


Staff Title Office Number Remote Work Number
Leslie King Director (718) 518-4377         (347) 788-1745
Olga Murphy Associate Director,
SAP Coordinator
(718) 518-4382 (347) 422-7416
Nelly Cruz Financial Aid Manager,
R2T4 Coordinator
(718) 518-4380 (201) 731-2609
Evangelista Rodriguez Financial Aid Specialist,
PELL and APTS Coordinator
(718) 518-4384 (201) 746-5963
Hugo Eguizabal Financial Aid Specialist,
Direct Loan Coordinator
(718) 518-4379 (732) 707-1862
Toya Pigford Financial Aid Specialist,
FWS Coordinator
(718) 518-6582 (475) 208-1137
Nicholas Valente Financial Aid Specialist, ASAP (718) 518-4391 (732) 982-7262
Johnpierre Ricketts Financial Aid Advisor,
College Discovery
(718) 518-4381 (845) 276-4573
Jimmy Ng Financial Aid Advisor (718) 518-6785 (732) 707-5995
Jazmin Rodriguez CUNY Office Assistant IV (718) 518-4389 (914) 440-0767
Lourdes Seda College Assistant (718) 518-4408 (631) 623-8575
Lidines Urena College Assistant (718) 518-6555 (914) 481-3807
Anabel Rodriguez College Assistant (718) 518-4378 (347) 433-5149



Hours of Operation

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.