Ways to Pay for Brookdale

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Pay In Full

Pay in full when you register – it’s quick and easy.

Ways to pay:

All credit card payments will be made through Nelnet (formerly Tuition Management Systems, see below).

Click on the red MyBrookdale tab at the top of this page, then choose the WebAdvisor icon. Enter your username and password – once logged in click on the Students tab and then choose “My Student Account Activity, Make a Payment or Setup a Payment Plan” under the Financial Information tab.

Please be aware that all credit card payments made online will have a credit card service charge added to the total amount paid.  The amount of the service charge is determined by the card used and can be different depending on the card used.  Paying online by check is free and not subject to a surcharge.

To pay by cash, check, or money order, visit the Accounts Receivable Office in the CAR Building on Brookdale’s Lincroft campus. Parking is in Lot 5.

Please note: All credit card payments must be made through Nelnet (formerly Tuition Management Systems, see below). If you don’t have a computer at home, you can access Nelnet from one of the computers at our OneStop in CAR.

Office hours are:

Monday to Thursday – 8:30 AM to 6:30 PM
Friday – 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Saturday – 9 AM to 12 PM

Or visit one of Brookdale’s regional locations in Freehold, Neptune, Long Branch, Hazlet or Wall Township. Regional locations accept checks and money orders only.

Pay As You Go

Brookdale has partnered with Nelnet (formerly Tuition Management Systems) to offer a convenient payment plan that works for you – for one simple fee you can set up installment payments.

Why should I use Nelnet?

  • Combine your 15-week and 11-week classes into one plan with one fee
  • Pay either online or by phone with your credit card
  • View your account anytime with the Nelnet Student Account Center
  • Get support 24/7/365 at the Nelnet Customer Support Center

To set up a payment plan with Nelnet, click on the red MyBrookdale button in the top right-hand corner of this page and then click the WebAdvisor icon. Log in with your Brookdale NetID, and then choose “My Student Account Activity, Make a Payment, or Setup a Payment Plan” under the Financial Information tab.

Questions? Call Nelnet directly at 800-722-4867. Please have your student ID number, term and amount due available when you call.

The fine print: All credit card payments must be made through Nelnet. The College only accepts cash and checks at the main campus Cashier’s Office and only checks or money orders at the regional locations. You will be advised of the fee at the time of payment. Nelnet charges a $60 non-refundable fee per plan to set up your account. A service fee will be charged for all transactions based on the type of credit card presented. As always, paying by check online or at the Cashier’s Office is free.

Apply for Financial Aid

File your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and learn if you qualify for federal grants, financial aid, scholarships, work-study programs or subsidized student loans.

Brookdale awards over $30 million in financial aid each year – in grants, scholarships, loans and more.

Visit the Financial Aid office online to see if you qualify, or to manage your financial aid package. You can also come to One Stop in the CAR building on our Lincroft campus, or stop in to any of our Student Success Centers at our regional locations in Freehold, Hazlet, Long Branch, Neptune, or Wall.

Business and Social Sciences

You May Be Eligible for Tuition Free Bookdale Community College!

Tuition-free Brookdale Community College is now available to recent high school graduates, returning students and working adults who have not earned a degree. You may be eligible for tuition-free Community College!

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Have a total household adjusted gross income between $0 – $65,000
  • Completed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the New Jersey Alternative Financial Aid Application
  • Make satisfactory academic progress
  • Enrolled in at least six (6) credits at Brookdale Community College during academic year 2019-2020

For more information or to apply call (732) 224-2020 or visit Brookdale’s Community College Opportunity Grant page.