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 visit Eligibility Requirements for New and Transfer Students.

High school graduates who qualified for the NJ STARS program between 2018 and 2020 but did not attend Bergen Community College full-time may still be eligible if they enroll in their home county community college within five semesters following high school graduation, even if they attended another college or university.  Fall 2020 is the last semester of eligibility for 2018 high school graduates, even if they already attended another college or university.

NJ STARS Contacts at Bergen Community College

NJ STARS Program Certification*
Catherine Krostek – Public Safety Lobby – Cubicle 8
Enrollment Services Coordinator & NJ STARS Representative
Phone:  201-689-7055

*To get started, please call, email or fill out the Contact NJ STARS Representative form to contact Catherine Krostek before coming to the college to convey your interest, to make an appointment or for additional information.

You can also register for one of the NJ STARS Events for information and/or for help with completing the NJ STARS Application/Contract.

Academic Counseling – Room L-123
Jennifer Migliorino-Reyes, Dean for Student Success
Phone:  201-447-7211

Bursar’s Office – Room L-127
Tabatha Tucker
[email protected]
Phone:  201-447-7105

Enrollment Services – Room A-105 D
Peter Vida, Dean of Enrollment Services
Phone:  201-879-3045

Financial Aid – One Stop Center
Charlmaine McKinney
[email protected]
Phone:  201-447-7148