Financial Aid Application Deadlines for New Students and Non-Renewal Students

All high school seniors, first-time college students and students that did not receive state or financial aid in AY 2021-22 are to meet the following deadlines:

NEW and NON-RENEWAL students planning to enroll in both Fall and Spring semesters

Deadline Description If planning to enroll
in both Fall 2021 and Spring 2022
If planning to enroll
in both Fall 2022 and Spring 2023
Deadline to complete the FAFSA® September 15, 2021 September 15, 2022
Deadline to complete state record in NJFAMS
– Submit additional information/documentation requested by HESAA (via NJFAMS Portal)
November 1, 2021 November 1, 2022

NEW and NON-RENEWAL students planning to enroll in Spring semester only

Deadline Description If planning to enroll
in Spring 2022 only
If planning to enroll
in Spring 2023 only
Deadline to complete the FAFSA® February 15, 2022 February 15, 2023
Deadline to complete state record in NJFAMS
– Submit additional information/documentation requested by HESAA
(via NJFAMS Portal)
March 1, 2022
(or 30 days from initial notification)
March 1, 2023
(or 30 days from initial notification)

Financial Aid Application Deadlines for Renewal Students

All students who have received federal or state financial aid for AY 2020-21 and that want to renew their aid for AY 2021-22 OR those who have received aid for AY 2021-22 and that want to renew the aid for AY 2022-23 are to meet the following deadlines:

RENEWAL students planning to enroll in both Fall and Spring semesters

Deadline Description If planning to enroll
in both Fall 2021 and Spring 2022
If planning to enroll
in both Fall 2022 and Spring 2023
Deadline to complete the FAFSA® April 15, 2021 April 15, 2022
Deadline to complete state record in NJFAMS
– Submit additional information or documentation requested by HESAA (via NJFAMS Portal)
November 1, 2021 November 1, 2022

RENEWAL students planning to enroll in Spring semester only

Deadline Description If planning to enroll
in Spring 2022 only
If planning to enroll
in Spring 2023 only
Deadline to complete the FAFSA® February 15, 2022 February 15, 2023
Deadline to complete state record in NJFAMS
– Submit additional information or documentation requested by HESAA (via NJFAMS Portal)
March 1, 2022 March 1, 2023

2021-2022 NJ HESAA/Tuition Aid Grant (TAG) Deadlines

To be considered for a TAG award, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) or NJ Alternative Financial Aid Application within established state deadlines.

Date Deadline or Event Description
September 15, 2021
  • Application filing deadline for all other applicants/non-renewal applicants for Fall 2021 and Spring 2022
February 15, 2022
  • Application filing deadline for all other applicants/non-renewal applicants for Spring 2022 semester only

2021-2022 Financial Aid Application for Grants and Scholarships

Date Deadline or Event Description
October 20, 2021 Last day to submit the Bergen Community College Foundation Scholarship application for Spring 2022 semester.

 

Financial Aid Workshops and Information Sessions

Financial Aid /FAFSA® Completion Workshops

The Financial Aid Workshops (in person instruction) to complete either the 2021-2022 OR 2022-2023 FAFSA® are available.

Location: in Room C-318, Pitkin Education Center (3rd Floor), at the College’s main campus in Paramus, NJ.
The FAFSA® completion workshops are scheduled as follows:

  • FAFSA® Workshop – Monday, October 11, 2021, 2:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.
  • FAFSA® Workshop – Friday, October 28,2021, 9:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.
  • FAFSA® Workshop – Monday, November 15, 2021, 9:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.
  • FAFSA® Workshop – Wednesday, December 1, 2020, 2:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.
  • FAFSA® Workshop – Wednesday, December 15, 2021,  2:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.

Students are advised to prepare in advance and:

  1. Gather documents (e.g. Tax return, W-2,etc);
  2. Create an FSA ID at https://fsaid.ed.gov (only if you have NOT already created any FSA ID).

Remember: You have to create your own FSA ID, and your parent should create his or her own FSA ID, as required, before the FAFSA® can be started.
Feel free to visit the How & When To Apply For Financial Aid Web page for details about creating an FSA ID.

Information Sessions for Financial Aid

The Information Sessions for financial aid will be held online. They are informational only (not workshops).

Meeting link: https://bergen.webex.com/meet/financialaid

The Fall FAFSA® information sessions will be offered as follows:

  • FAFSA® Info Session – Thursday, October 7, 2021, 2:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.
  • FAFSA® Info Session – Monday, October 19, 2021, 9:00 A.M. – 10:00 A.M.
  • FAFSA® Info Session – Tuesday, November 2, 2021, 12:30 P.M. – 1:30 P.M.
  • FAFSA® Info Session – Monday, November 22, 2021, 2:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.
  • FAFSA® Info Session – Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 11:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.

Notes: FAFSA® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Education.

NOTE: The Financial Aid/FAFSA® Completion Workshops and Information sessions schedule for Spring 2022  semester will be made available soon. Check back for updates.