“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
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
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
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
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.