Refunds are based on the date that the drop or withdrawal form was filed (See Withdrawal from Classes) and are figured according to the following schedule:

Withdrawal Schedule Fall/Spring Summer
Withdrawal before scheduled opening day of the semester or session* 100% 100%
Withdrawal before the start of the second week of classes* 100% 50%
Withdrawal before the start of the third week of classes* 50% 25%
Withdrawal before the start of the fourth week of classes* 25% 0%
Withdrawal after the end of the fourth week of classes* 0% 0%

Courses that do not meet for the full semester have prorated refund periods*.

*The actual dates are published in the Registration and Academic Calendar each semester.
“Weeks” are figured based on the starting date of the of the semester. For example, if the semester starts on a Wednesday, the first week of classes ends on the following Tuesday.
Due to the compressed nature of Summer semesters, please refer to the Registration and Academic Calendar for specific dates.

Method of Refund

Refunds will be made by Bergen Community College check in the name of the student and mailed to the address of record or through a direct deposit to the student checking or savings account.

Credit card refunds will be processed to the account originally charged.

Students on scholarship or other tuition assistance who withdraw in time for a refund may receive the refund based on the stipulation of the grantor.

Refunds for special sessions conducted by the College are paid in accordance with the local calendar covering that specific session and within the College framework and guidelines.

For information on direct deposits, contact the Bursar's Office at

Refund Guidelines

The following fees are non-refundable: Reinstatement Fee, General Fee (per credit), Technology Fee (per credit), Security Fee (per credit), and Special Registration Fee (per semester).

Refunds for Military Service

Students who are called to active duty in the Reserve or National Guard or who are inducted in to other branches of the military may apply for a full refund of tuition and fees or re-enroll in the course upon the completion of military service.

Students must be actively attending the course to within seven days of departure.

Application for refund must be processed before the end of the semester in which the withdrawal occurs. In those cases where the instructor agrees to assign a grade because the student has completed most of the work for the course, there will be no entitlement to a refund of tuition and fees.

Financial Aid Students should refer to the Financial Aid Section for information on refunds.

Method of Return of Funds by the Student

The student (or parent, if a Federal PLUS loan) must return the unearned funds for which they are responsible to loan programs in accordance with the terms of the loan, and to grant programs as an overpayment. Grant overpayments are subject to repayment arrangements satisfactory to the school, or over-payment collection procedures prescribed by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education.