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NJ STARS

The New Jersey Student Tuition Assistance Reward Scholarship (NJ STARS) Program is an initiative created by the State of New Jersey that provides New Jersey’s highest achieving students with free tuition at their home county college for 12-18 college-level credits in the fall and spring semesters for up to five semesters.  To see if you qualify, please visit Eligibility Requirements for New and Transfer Students.

High school graduates who qualified for the NJ STARS program between 2016 and 2018 but did not attend Bergen Community College full-time may still be eligible if they enroll in their home county community college within five semesters following high school graduation, even if they attended another college or university.  Fall 2016 is the last semester of eligibility for 2016 high school graduates.

NJ STARS Contacts at Bergen Community College

NJ STARS Program Certification*
Catherine Krostek – Room A-128A
Enrollment Services Coordinator & NJ STARS Representative
Phone:  201-689-7055

*To get started, please call, email or fill out the Contact NJ STARS Representative form to contact Catherine Krostek before coming to the college to convey your interest, to make an appointment or for additional information.

You can also register for one of the NJ STARS Events for information and/or for help with completing the NJ STARS Application/Contract.  Click on RSVP to register for NJ STARS events.

Academic Counseling – Room A-118
Jennifer Migliorino-Reyes, Dean for Student Success
Phone:  201-447-7211

Bursar’s Office – Room L-127
Tabatha Tucker
[email protected]
Phone:  201-447-7105

Enrollment Services – Room L-123
Jill Rivera, Associate Dean, Student Success & Completion
Phone:  201-447-9205

Financial Aid – Room A-128
Charlmaine McKinney
[email protected]
Phone:  201-447-7148
Fax:  201-612-9823