A 529 plan is an educational savings plan operated by a state educational institution designed to help families set aside funds for future college costs.
Students enrolling or returning to Bergen Community College may have some tuition and fees paid through a 529 plan.
However, before parents request funds from their plan administrator or adviser, they have to be aware of key details, such as when the tuition is due and how long it takes to ask for a distribution of funds and receive the check.
It can take up to three weeks for our office to receive payments from 529 plans so please authorize your payment with that in mind to ensure the payment reaches us by the payment due date for the term.
We post payments the day we receive them. So, keep an eye on your Self-Service Account Summary to see when your 529 payment has reached our office and is posted to the student account.
Please visit your 529 or College Savings Plan’s website to determine what you need to submit to your 529 College Savings account administrator to support your request for a payment.
All plans have different forms and request different documents.
529 Plan checks should be made payable to Bergen Community College and include the student’s name and 7-digit ID number on the check and mail to:
Bergen Community College
ATTN: Bursar’s Office
One-Stop Center, Room OS-136
400 Paramus Road,
Paramus, New Jersey 07652-1595.