How to Apply to the NJ STARS Program


We are excited that you have decided to apply to Bergen Community College as a new or transfer prospective NJ STARS student in the NJ STARS program.

To get started, please look over the Application Process for New and Transfer NJ STARS Students checklist.  If you qualified at the end of your junior year of high school, you should receive this document with your letter.  First, complete all steps on the Bergen Community College Application Process side of the checklist.  Next, complete all steps for the NJ STARS Application Process on the reverse side of the checklist.  Please access the checklist here: Application Process for New and Transfer NJ STARS Students

All required steps must be completed in order to be officially certified as an NJ STARS student.*

*It is of the utmost importance that all financial aid and HESAA paperwork and information requested is completed by stated deadlines.  Compliance will ensure continuous enrollment in Bergen Community College’s NJ STARS Program. Failure to complete all documents and provide all requested information may result in an unfunded semester, or possible loss of NJ STARS eligibility. 

Once you are officially certified as an NJ STARS student, please periodically refer to the NJ STARS Current Students webpage for reminders and requirements to maintain your NJ STARS status.

2016 NJ STARS Information Sessions

If you have any questions regarding eligibility or the application process, please feel free to attend one of the 2016 NJ STARS Information Sessions which will be held on April 7th and May 3rd at Bergen at the Meadowlands, and on June 7th, July 14th and August 25th at the Paramus campus.  

For more information, please click on the 2016 NJ STARS Information Sessions flyer, or visit the NJ STARS News and Events page.