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Tuition Waiver Registration Information

When can I register under the Tuition Waiver Registration program?
Special Registration Dates are included in the the Registration and Academic Calendars:

All tuition waiver related registration takes place the day before the start of class and is based on course and seat availability. Students who use a Waiver should view the availability of courses in the system prior to registering.

Tuition Waiver Registration dates can be viewed by visiting: www.backup.bergen.edu/regcal

Registration can be completed by visiting my.backup.bergen.edu on the designated dates for participants of the tuition waiver programs Verification documents will need to be uploaded to the special registration form

Senior Citizen

  • Bergen County residents who have reached their 65th birthday prior to the first day of classes are eligible for the Tuition Waiver
  • Seniors must present valid proof of age and residency to the Bursar’s Office.
  • Senior Citizens may register on or after the Tuition Waiver Registration Day.
  • Tuition and Technology Fees are covered

Unemployment Tuition Waiver

  • Students currently receiving unemployment benefits may be eligible for tuition waiver
  • Students applying for tuition waiver must have filed a 2019-2020 FAFSA application. Visit FAFSA.gov
  • Student must present an Unemployment Waiver form from the Department of Labor dated within 30 days of registration for current semester.
  • Students who use a Waiver should view the availability of courses in the system prior to registering.
  • Tuition is covered by the tuition waiver
  • Fees are the responsibility of the student. Please check student portal for updated registration statement
  • Students may register on or after the Tuition Waiver Registration Date.

National Guard

  • Register anytime during registration period.
  • Enrollment is on a seat space available basis
  • Tuition covered up to 16 credits. Fees are not covered – Statement will inform registrant of charges – Student may adjust registration without financial penalty within the Add/Drop dates.
  • Student must exhaust eligibility for financial aid and present valid certification from their unit when registering.
  • Eligibility Requirements: Degree-Seeking Bergen County residents who are active members of the New Jersey National Guard or a child or spouse of such member who was killed in the performance of duties while on active duty with the NJ National Guard.

Volunteer Fire, First Aid & Rescue Squad Members & Families

  • New Jersey residents who are active members in good standing of a volunteer fire company, first aid or rescue squad, and their dependent children and spouse
  • Volunteer Tuition Credit Program documentation must be completed in its entirety at time of registering
  • Tuition credit of up to $600 per year, but not to exceed $2400 over a four year period.
  • All fees and tuition in excess of tuition credit are the responsibility of the student
  • Please check student portal for updated registration statement
  • Students may register on or after the Tuition Waiver Registration Date

Bergen County Employee

  • Bergen County Employees must present a letter from their employer.
  • Bergen County Employees are eligible for up to 6 credits.
  • Fees are the responsibility of the student. Please check student portal for updated registration statement.
  • Students who use a Waiver should view the availability of courses in the system prior to registering
  • Students may register on or after the Tuition Waiver Registration Date.