Welcome High School Students, Graduates, and Transfer Students!

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.

Click here to find out why you should take advantage of your NJ STARS scholarship.

To see if you qualify, please check the HESAA website and check the NJ STARS Fact Sheet for the year you graduated high school.*

2022 and 2021 high school graduates who qualified for the NJ STARS program but did not attend Bergen Community College full-time may still be eligible if they enroll within five semesters following high school graduation, even if they attended another college or university.

*Fall 2023 is the final semester that 2021 high school graduates will be eligible to enroll at Bergen Community College in the NJ STARS program.

Please visit the First Steps webpage for more information.

NJ STARS Summer Hours of Operation

  • Monday – Thursday:  10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. by appointment only

Please contact the NJ STARS Representative, Catherine Krostek to schedule an appointment, or visit the NJ STARS Events webpage to RSVP to webinars and/or in-person summer orientation workshops for assistance.

NJ STARS Contacts at Bergen Community College

NJ STARS Program Certification – Room C-111
Catherine Krostek
Enrollment Services Coordinator & NJ STARS Representative
Phone:  201-689-7055

Academic Counseling – One Stop
Dr. Jennifer Migliorino-Reyes, Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs
Phone:  201-447-7211

Bursar’s Office – One Stop
Tabatha Tucker
or bursarsoffice@bergen.edu
Phone:  201-447-7105

Enrollment Services – One Stop
Peter Vida, Dean of Enrollment Services
Phone:  201-879-3045

Financial Aid – One Stop
Charlmaine McKinney
or financial.aid@bergen.edu
Phone:  201-447-7148