NJ STARS RESOURCES

Bergen Community College

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FAFSA Resources*

*Important- Please note that Bergen Community College (Code 004736) must be your first or only choice in order for NJ STARS processing to complete.  College choices can be changed on the FAFSA if Bergen Community College is not listed first.

HESSA Resources (Higher Education Student Assistance Authority)

*Important- When adding or changing your school choice in the HESAA student portal, you must choose Bergen Community College from the drop down list in order for NJ STARS processing to complete. Click on How to Add or Change Your HESAA School Choice above for instructions.

NJCCC (New Jersey Council of Community Colleges)

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

Lampitt Bill

  • P.L. 2007, c. 175 (Bill A3968; Lampitt Bill):  approved September 13, 2007, effective immediately.  This bill provides for the transfer of certain college credits.

NJ STARS Legislation N.J.S.A. 18A:71B-81

  • P.L. 2004, c. 59 (Bill S1192): approved June 29, 2004; took effect July 1, 2004.
  • P.L. 2005, c. 168 (Bill S2477):  approved August 5, 2005, effective immediately.  This bill changed the criteria for continued receipt of NJ STARS scholarship after first year of enrollment in a county college.
  • P.L. 2005, c. 359 (Bill S2905 ):  approved January 12, 2006, effective June 30, 2006.  This bill establishes the NJ STARS II program for NJ STARS scholars who advance to a New Jersey four-year public institution of higher education.
  • P.L. 2007, c. 214 (Bill A3253):  approved December 20, 2007, effective immediately.  This bill provided a military service exemption to the requirement of continuous enrollment under the NJ STARS and NJ STARS II programs.
  • P.L. 2008, c. 124 (Bill A3373):  approved December 19, 2008, effective immediately and first applicable to the 2009-2010 academic year.  This bill revises the NJ STARS and NJ STARS II programs.
  • P.L. 2009, c. 280 (Bill A2702):  approved January 17, 2010, effective immediately and first applicable to the 2009-2010 academic year.  This bill requires schools (high schools) to notify certain students of potential eligibility for the NJ STARS program.
  • P.L. 2012, c. 8 (Bill S874):  approved May 2, 2012, effective immediately and first applicable to the 2012-2013 academic year.  This bill revises the NJ STARS and NJ STARS II programs.
  • P.L. 2014, c. 55 (Bill A2364):  approved September 10, 2014, effective immediately.  This bill provides that eligibility for the NJ STARS program be based on class rank at completion of student’s junior year or senior year of high school.