Bergen Community College wipes out $5 million of student debt
Bergen Community College has announced that the institution is wiping out $5 million of student debt.
The school will use some of the COVID-19 pandemic relief funding to waive past-due tuition bills for over 2,000 students enrolled during the pandemic.
“When I arrived at Bergen in January, I sought to lead with an ‘ethic of care,’” President Eric M. Friedman said in a statement. “That philosophy represents the driving force behind this initiative, as financial concerns often present the most significant barrier to earning a college degree.”
Students won’t have to request relief. Balances will be wiped from their accounts automatically.
Students will find out if they are eligible this month.