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 2019-20 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 2020 and Spring 2021 If planning to enroll in both Fall 2021 and Spring 2022
Deadline to complete the FAFSA® September 15, 2020 September 15, 2021
Deadline to complete state record in NJFAMS
– Submit additional information/documentation requested by HESAA (via NJFAMS Portal)
November 1, 2020 November 1, 2021

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

Deadline Description If planning to enroll in Spring 2021 only If planning to enroll in Spring 2022 only
Deadline to complete the FAFSA® February 15, 2021 February 15, 2022
Deadline to complete state record in NJFAMS
– Submit additional information/documentation requested by HESAA (via NJFAMS Portal)
March 1, 2021 March 1, 2022

Financial Aid Application Deadlines for Renewal Students

All students who have received federal or state financial aid for AY 2019-20 and that want to renew their aid for AY 2020-21 OR those who have received aid for AY 2020-21 and that want to renew the aid for AY 2021-22 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 2020 and Spring 2021 If planning to enroll in both Fall 2021 and Spring 2022
Deadline to complete the FAFSA® June 1, 2020 April 15, 2021
Deadline to complete state record in NJFAMS
– Submit additional information or documentation requested by HESAA (via NJFAMS Portal)
November 1, 2020 November 1, 2021

RENEWAL students planning to enroll in Spring semester only

Deadline Description If planning to enroll in Spring 2021 only If planning to enroll in Spring 2022 only
Deadline to complete the FAFSA® February 15, 2021 February 15, 2022
Deadline to complete state record in NJFAMS
– Submit additional information or documentation requested by HESAA (via NJFAMS Portal)
March 1, 2021 March 1, 2022

2021-2022 Financial Aid Application & FAFSA® Workshops Schedule

Date Deadline or Event Description
October 1, 2020 2021-2022 FAFSA® Available!

2019 IRS Tax Retrieval Data Tool available FAFSA®uses prior year income unless specified otherwise

February 2021
FAFSA® Workshops schedule offering individual assistance for filing the 2021-2022 FAFSA® online to be announced

2020-2021 Financial Aid Application for Grants and Scholarships

Date Deadline or Event Description
October 30, 2020 Last day to submit the CARES Act Funds/Grant online application for Fall 2020 semester.
November 25, 2020 Last day to submit the Bergen Community College Foundation Scholarship application for Spring 2021 semester.

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