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“The College of New Rochelle has a very generous financial aid and scholarship program. Our office is proactive in processing forms to ensure students receive all the financial aid to which they are entitled. ”

Robin L. Marshall
Associate Director Financial Aid 
The College of New Rochelle


Tell us a little about yourself, Robin. Where are you from? What college did you attend?

I was born and raised in New Rochelle. I went to Iona College where I earned my BA in management in 1989. In 2005 I received my masters in guidance and counseling from CNR. Off campus, I am deeply involved with my church, Calvary Baptist, in White Plains, NY. I am part of the Education Ministry. We assist young people, helping them prepare for college. For example, I organize college tours and provide financial aid workshops for the members of the church.


What is your position here at The College of New Rochelle?

I have been at CNR since 1992. This past September I was honored at the Opening Year Dinner for 15 years of service.


Robin, what are some of your responsibilities?

Stated simply, I provide financial aid services to all Arts and Sciences, Nursing, and Graduate students. I participate in the Admissions campus visit days and open houses for the School of Arts & Sciences, School of Nursing, and the Graduate School.  I also provide financial aid workshops services to local high schools and assist CNR employees who have children in college.


Tell us a little about how you go about helping students enroll in The College of New Rochelle.

I begin by working with our Admissions Office in processing financial aid forms. Also, on campus visit days and at open houses, I represent the Financial Aid Office.   


What are some of the (financial) advantages for students attending CNR?

The College of New Rochelle has a very generous financial aid and scholarship program. Our office is proactive in processing forms to ensure students receive all the financial aid to which they are entitled. I participate in ongoing training and education programs to understand the ever-changing regulations at the local, state, and federal levels.


What are some of the ways that students can earn while they learn?

CNR has work study opportunities and campus employment. The College also participates in the America Reads program where our students are paid tutors in local elementary schools and outreach programs.


What are the main questions that students have for the Financial Aid Office when they come to CNR?

Most of our students rely on financial aid, scholarships, or loans to help them pay for college. We encourage them to not only apply for financial aid at CNR but to be proactive in applying for private sources of aid and scholarships from churches, social and civic organizations, employers, and other sources for funding.


Tell us, if you can, some of the ways you help students adjust to The College of New Rochelle?

In addition to my position in Financial Aid, I also serve as the advisor of the Latin American Women’s Society (LAWS); I am a staff moderator for Student Development, and I serve on the Black History Month Committee.


What do you like best about your job?

There are many things I like about my job, but what really thrills me is working with students, seeing them overcome obstacles during their time at CNR, and then watching them walk across the stage at Commencement. I know then that God has used me as a vessel to help others achieve their goals.


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