Financial Aid



The Bergen Community College Office of Financial Aid is within the Student Services Division and seeks to provide high quality service that consistently exceeds the expectations of students and families.

Our primary objective is to assist students in planning for and meeting expenses associated with attendance at BCC. We focus on establishing aid eligibility, awarding grants, loans, and employment and providing financial aid counseling for the resolution of problems associated with financing an education. We serve as the primary advocate for students, assisting them in securing necessary financial resources.

We are committed to providing exemplary service to our students, the BCC community, and the community at large. We believe our talented staff will make the difference and help us realize our vision.

Phone: (201) 447-7148
Email Inquiries:[email protected]

PARAMUS Campus (Main location)
Pitkin Education Building
400 Paramus Road
Paramus, NJ 07652

Office Hours


Hours of Operation
Day Hours
Monday and Thursday 8:00 A.M. – 5:30 P.M.
Tuesday and Wednesday 8:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M.
Friday Closed (Summer Hours*).

*Notes/Summer Hours: The period of summer hours for 2019 will start on Monday, June 3, 2019 and shall conclude on Friday, August 9, 2019.


  1. Hours of operations are subject to change during breaks and summer.
  2. Students attending Meadowlands may contact Patricia Pappas at [email protected] with financial aid inquiries.
  3. Peak time (July, August, and September) is busy for the office and returned calls or e-mails to inquiries may be delayed.
  4. Please check your BCC Portal, BCC E-mail, and the Financial Aid Q & A – Frequently Asked Questions – Web page for helpful information.


2019-2020 FAFSA Reminder

Fill out the FAFSA
The process for obtaining financial aid requires multiple steps.
It is critical that students educate themselves about the process and their responsibilities as a recipient of financial aid, that they understand the types of aid they are receiving, and that they remain in contact with the office throughout their studies at BCC.

 2019-2020 FAFSA Filing Deadlines and Workshop information