New Jersey residents who live outside Bergen County and wish to attend Bergen Community College can apply for chargeback support.

Chargeback enables a student to pay In-County tuition rates. The difference in tuition will be paid by student’s home county.

Chargeback requests may be approved by Home Counties for the following:

  1. The county’s community college does not offer the program or course.
  2. The county’s community college does not have space available in the program or course.

Chargeback Application Process

Chargeback forms are available in the Office of Registration/OneStop, Admissions and Recruitment, and Bursar’s Office.

The chargebacks forms application are filed based on the residency status. To apply for and receive a chargeback, the student must do the following:

  • For the Bergen County Residents attending an out of county community colleges: 
  1. Complete the Chargeback form for Bergen County residents
  2. Return the completed paperwork to the Office of Admissions and Recruitment (Room A-115) by chargeback process deadline (listed below).
  • For the Out of County Residents attending Bergen Community College:
  1. Complete the Chargeback Form for non Bergen County residents (out of county) and return it to the Office of Admissions and Recruitment (Room A-115) by chargeback process deadline (see dates below) for review.  Refer to the chargeback form instructions for processing time advisory.
  2. Take the completed paperwork [provided by the Office of Admissions and Recruitment] to the home-county community college for approval;
  3. Submit the approved [by the home-county community college] form  & the “Inability to Admit to Admit” paperwork to  the county treasurer in the home county for approval;
  4. Bring the approved form/paperwork AND proof of residency to the Bursar’s Office (Room L-127) before home county deadline.

Specific details are included in the chargeback form instructions page.

Chargeback Important Deadlines

Deadline dates for submission of chargeback documents for Paramus, Lyndhurst, and Hackensack:

  • Spring 2018:  February 23, 2018.
  • Winter 2018:  January 5, 2018.
  • Fall 2017: October 16, 2017

NOTES: Faxed Copies will not be accepted.