Tuition and Fees

Bergen Community College is the affordable solution to higher-cost higher education. At Bergen, students enjoy all the learning advantages of a big-name school at a fraction of the cost. In all respects, beginning an education at Bergen is a smart start.

Tuition and fees are payable online via the Bergen Portal (my.bergen.edu) or at the Bursar’s office, located in Room L-127, Pitkin Education Center, on the College’s main campus in Paramus.

Checks and money orders must be made payable to Bergen Community College and have student’s College ID number on the face.

Visa, MasterCard, Amex, and Discover are also accepted. Cash payments are accepted in person at the Bursar’s Office, Room L-127, on the main campus in Paramus.

Students who register in person will be given a bill with a due date at the time of registration. Students are responsible for withdrawal from classes if they do not plan to attend. Information on the student account and on-line payment is available on the Bergen student portal (my.bergen.edu). Students also may take advantage of the College’s deferred payment plan accessible through the Bergen Student Portal, under "Financial Information for students" group menu. Payment plans are available during fall and spring semesters.

Students also may visit the Financial Aid Office to explore other options for payment of tuition and fees. The Financial Aid Office is located at One Stop Center, Room A-129, on the College’s main campus in Paramus, and can be reached  via email at financial.aid@bergen.edu  or by phone at (201) 447-7148.

A student with outstanding charges must resolve those charges with the Bursar’s Office, located in Room L-127, on the College’s main campus in Paramus, or via email at bursaroffice@bergen.edu  or by calling (201) 447-7105.

Tuition

Payable by all students each semester or session on a per credit basis.

General Fee

Payable by all students each semester or session, the general fee partially defrays the following costs: registration, library, laboratory breakage, student and intercollegiate activities, student government, and graduation cost. This general fee is non-refundable and payable each semester or session on a per credit basis.

Technology Fee

Payable by all students each semester or session. The technology fee partially defrays the cost of the development and replacement of instructional technology, including expanding and improving internet access, maintenance of academic computing labs and networks, maintenance of desktop computers and multimedia labs, and expanding distance learning opportunities for students. This technology fee is non-refundable and payable each semester or session on a per credit basis.

Special Registration Fee

Payable by all students each semester or session. The special registration fee covers the cost of parking permits, student ID cards and readmission fees.

Add/Drop Fee

Any student who adds and/or drops a course section during Change of Registration will incur a fee per occurrence. Change of Registration takes place during the first week of the semester. The actual dates are published in the Registration booklet each semester. “Weeks” are figured based on the starting date of the semester. For example, if the semester starts on a Wednesday, the first week of classes ends on the following Tuesday. Appeals for a refund of the drop/add fee may be made by filing the appropriate form located at the One Stop Center or online. Forms may be mailed to the One Stop or faxed to (201) 670-7973.

Security Fee

Payable by all students each semester or session. The security fee partially defrays the cost of campus security. This security fee is non-refundable and payable each semester or session on a per credit basis.

Applicable Course Fees

In courses where additional instructional cost factors are incurred, the student will be charged a course fee. Schedules and bills will indicate which courses have an additional cost factor.

Students in Health Career Programs incur additional costs for items such as uniforms, instruments, liability, insurance, and transportation. These costs vary by program and are factored into financial aid benefits.

Returned Check Fee

Any check not honored by the bank will incur a returned check fee and will require restitution in cash, money order, or certified check. All future transactions with the College also must be made by cash, money order, or certified check.

Stop Payment

Students who issue stop-payment authorization against checks paid to the College for tuition, fees, and other services are held responsible for such payment. A returned check fee for such stop payment authorizations also will be assessed. Once the outstanding financial obligations have been met in the Office of the Bursar, students are eligible to withdraw from classes according to the guidelines indicated under WITHDRAWAL FROM CLASSES (in this section) and the posted college deadlines for withdrawal from classes.

Students with Outstanding Charges

Students who have outstanding financial obligations to the College or those who fail to return college materials on loan or assignment to them will have a hold placed on their record. Such students will not receive copies of academic transcripts and will not be permitted to register for the next session. In the case of a graduating senior, conferment of the degree will be withheld. When materials cannot be returned because of loss or damage, the student is liable for the full retail price of a replacement.