The U.S. Department of Education interacts with various Federal agencies. The information on your FAFSA is cross referenced with the records of those agencies. If there is information on a FAFSA that does not match with any agency, it will be "Selected for Verification." If a FAFSA is "Selected for Verification," the BCC Office of Financial Aid is required to request documents to verify the information on the FAFSA. You may be required to verify income, submit citizenship documents, Selective Service proof, etc. The office will request all documents via your BCC Portal and BCC E-mail only. It is important to submit the documents in a timely manner to ensure timely processing and awarding of accurate financial aid eligibility. Your financial aid award is only an estimate until we receive your documents and verify those documents against what you submitted on your FAFSA.
Once the financial aid process is complete, an Award Notification Letter will be posted in your BCC Portal Account. This letter will tell you what Federal and/or NJ State financial aid has been awarded. If there is an out of pocket expense or if you are not awarded a grant due to ineligibility, you may be able to apply for a William D. Ford Direct Loan (Federal), your parent may be able to apply for a Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS)* or you may be able to apply for one of many *private student loans at www.elmselect.com.
Bergen Community College
400 Paramus Road
Paramus, NJ 07652