Financial Aid TV

Click the links below for federal and state financial aid deadlines and the schedule of FAFSA Workshops at Bergen Community:

Please feel free to share Financial Aid TV with your students and their parents. Choose to browse through video playlists by category, go through the financial aid process in order, or search for answers to questions. These short videos have a typewritten script that runs alongside them.

Proof of Eligibility

Prospective NJ STARS students are required to provide their final, official high school transcript containing the student’s class rank and class size as well as the graduation date as proof of eligibility for certification in the NJ STARS program.  The transcript must be signed by the Director of Guidance, the Principal or the Vice Principal and the high school seal must be affixed.

Transcripts should be mailed from the high school or hand delivered by the student or parent in a sealed envelope to:

Catherine Krostek
NJ STARS Representative
Bergen Community College
Public Safety Lobby – Cubicle 8
400 Paramus Road
Paramus, NJ  07652
201-689-7055

In addition, further proof may be necessary.

If the high school transcript does not contain the student’s class rank and class size, please fill in the fields of the Certification of High School Class Rank Form for Prospective NJ STARS Students pdf form using the class rank and class size that was provided to HESAA at the end of the student’s junior year. The form must be signed by the Director of Guidance, the Principal or the Vice Principal and the high school seal must be affixed.

If the student did not appear on the HESAA list for various reasons, or the student did not qualify at the end of the junior year but did qualify at the end of the senior year, please fill in the fields of the Certification of High School Class Rank Form for Prospective NJ STARS Students using the class rank and class size at the end of the junior or senior year, as appropriate. The form must also be signed by the Director of Guidance, the Principal or the Vice Principal and the high school seal must be affixed.

Please print the form, have it signed by one of the parties above, and sealed with the high school seal. Please mail the completed form with the high school transcript to the NJ STARS Representative as noted above.

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