PARAMUS, N.J. – New Jersey high school juniors and seniors in the top 15 percent of their classes can receive no-cost tuition at Bergen Community College through the NJ STARS program. Administrated through the state’s Higher Education Student Assistance Authority, the program awards the merit-based scholarships at New Jersey’s 19 community colleges.
Bergen will host a series of free information sessions on the program during the next four months at Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands (1280 Wall Street West, Lyndhurst) and the main campus (400 Paramus Road, Paramus).
*Thursday, April 7, 5:30-7:00 p.m., Meadowlands, Room C-504/505
*Tuesday, May 3, 5:30-7:00 p.m., Meadowlands, Room C-504/505
*Tuesday, June 7, 5:30-7:00 p.m., Paramus, Moses Family Meeting & Training Center (TEC 128)
*Thursday, July 14, 5:30-7:00 p.m., Paramus, Moses Family Meeting & Training Center (TEC 128)
*Thursday, August 25, 5:30-7:00 p.m., Paramus, Moses Family Meeting & Training Center (TEC 128)
For two consecutive years, Bergen has ranked as the No. 1 college in New Jersey for associate degree graduates; its national rank has risen to No. 26. College officials attribute the rise in graduates to enhanced initiatives to support student success such as the Cerullo Learning Assistance Center, which has twice received recognition in the past three years as one of the best tutoring resources in the nation.
Evaluators from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the institution’s accrediting body, recently commended Bergen’s commitment to high institutional standards when the group found the College in compliance with all of the commission’s 14 “characteristics of excellence.” The group lauded 48 specific areas of the College, referring to them as best practices for any institution.
Later this spring, the College will open the Health Professions Integrated Teaching Center, a 65,000 square-foot learning facility to support the institution’s region-leading health professions programs and workforce development in Bergen County. Healthcare represents the county’s No. 1 employment sector.
For more information on the NJ STARS information sessions, email email@example.com.
Based in Paramus, Bergen Community College (www.bergen.edu), a public two-year coeducational college, enrolls 15,000 students at locations in Paramus, the Philip Ciarco Jr. Learning Center in Hackensack and Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands in Lyndhurst. The College offers associate degree, certificate and continuing education programs in a variety of fields. More students graduate from Bergen than any other community college in the state.
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