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

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

Please visit the First Steps webpage for more information.

NJ STARS Contacts at Bergen Community College

NJ STARS Program Certification & Questions
Email: [email protected]

Julia Ruth Gibson, NJ STARS Program Coordinator
Email: [email protected]
Phone:  201-879-7892

Academic Counseling – One Stop
Email: [email protected]
Phone:  201-447-7211

Bursar’s Office – One Stop
Tabatha Tucker
or [email protected]
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 [email protected]
Phone:  201-447-7148