Financial Aid Workshops

Virtual Workshops for Financial Aid

  • Meeting date and time: FAFSA® virtual sessions will be offered as follows:
    • FAFSA® Virtual – Wednesday, February 8, 2023, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    • FAFSA® Virtual – Wednesday, March 8, 2023, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    • FAFSA® Virtual – Wednesday, May 10, 2023, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    • FAFSA® Virtual – Wednesday, June 7, 2023, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    • FAFSA® Virtual – Wednesday, October 11, 2023, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    • FAFSA® Virtual – Wednesday, November 8, 2023, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    • FAFSA® Virtual – Wednesday, November 29, 2023, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Virtual Workshop Link: bergen.webex.com/meet/financialaid

Financial Aid /FAFSA® Application Workshops

2023-2024 FAFSA Financial Aid Workshops will be held in-person.

  • Location: Pitkin Education Center, Room L-222 (2nd floor, inside the Library), at the College’s main campus, in Paramus, NJ.
  • Date and Time: FAFSA® in-person Workshops will be offered as follows:
      • FAFSA® in-person Workshop – Wednesday, February 15, 2023, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
      • FAFSA® in-person Workshop – Wednesday, March 15, 2023, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
      • FAFSA® in-person Workshop – Wednesday, April 19, 2023, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
      • FAFSA® in-person Workshop – Wednesday, May 17, 2023, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
      • FAFSA® in-person Workshop – Wednesday, June 14, 2023, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
      • FAFSA® in-person Workshop – Wednesday, October 18, 2023, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
      • FAFSA® in-person Workshop – Wednesday, November 15, 2023, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
      • FAFSA® in-person Workshop – Wednesday, December 6, 2023, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

HESAA’s Virtual FAFSA Completion Workshop

You may also choose to join one of HESAA’s Virtual FAFSA Completion Workshop events listed below:

  • February 8, 2023 – 6:00 p.m.
  • March 15, 2023 – 6:00 p.m.
  • April 12, 2023 – 6:00 p.m.

Option 1: You can join from your computer, tablet or smartphone at https://www.gotomeet.me/HESAA/hesaa-client-services-2

Option 2: You can also dial in using your phone:

Option 3: Join from a video-conferencing room or system:

Plan Ahead

To participate in both the virtual and in-person workshops, students and parents (if Dependent) must have:

  1. FSA ID (Notes: Instructions on how to create FSA ID can be found at www.studentaid.gov )
  2. 2021 Tax return and W-2
  3. Social Security Numbers.

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.

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 tuition aid grant 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 2022 and Spring 2023
Deadline to complete the FAFSA® September 15, 2022
Deadline to complete state record in NJFAMS
– Submit additional information/documentation requested by HESAA (via NJFAMS Portal)
Notes: This includes state tasks, verification, corrections, reevaluations, adding a college, etc…
October 1, 2022
(or 30 days from initial notification)

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

Notes: Applications received after April 15, 2022 but by February 15, 2023.

Deadline Description If planning to enroll
in Spring 2023 only
Deadline to complete the FAFSA® February 15, 2023
Deadline to complete state record in NJFAMS:
– Submit additional information/documentation requested by HESAA (via NJFAMS Portal)
Notes: This includes: state tasks, verification, corrections, reevaluations, adding a college, etc
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 2022 and Spring 2023
Deadline to complete the FAFSA® April 15, 2022
Deadline to complete state record in NJFAMS:
– Submit additional information or documentation requested by HESAA (via NJFAMS Portal)
Notes: This includes: state tasks, verification, corrections, reevaluations, adding a college, etc
October 1, 2022
(or 30 days from initial notification)

RENEWAL students planning to enroll in Spring semester only

Notes: Applications received after April 15, 2022 but by February 15, 2023.

Deadline Description If planning to enroll
in Spring 2023 only
Deadline to complete the FAFSA® February 15, 2023
Deadline to complete state record in NJFAMS
– Submit additional information or documentation requested by HESAA (via NJFAMS Portal)
Notes: This includes: state tasks, verification, corrections, reevaluations, adding a college, etc
March 1, 2023
(or 30 days from initial notification)

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, 2022
  • Application filing deadline for all other applicants/non-renewal applicants for Fall 2022 and Spring 2023
February 15, 2023
  • Application filing deadline for all other applicants/non-renewal applicants for Spring 2023 semester only

2022-2023 Financial Aid Application for Grants and Scholarships

Date Deadline or Event Description
TBD – To be determined Last day to submit the Bergen Community College Foundation Scholarship application for Spring 2023 semester.

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Appeal Deadlines

  • To be considered for a SAP appeal, students must complete the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) appeal within the recommended deadline.
  • The deadline for submitting a SAP Appeal will be the last day of the semester for which you are appealing. No appeals can be accepted after the semester ends.
Date Deadline or Event Description
May 10, 2023
  • SAP Appeal submission deadline if enrolled in Spring 2023 classes.
December 21, 2022
  • SAP Appeal submission deadline if enrolled in Fall 2022 classes.