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Paramus (pron.: /p??ræm?s/ p?-RAM-?s, with the accent on the second syllable) is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 26,342, reflecting an increase of 605 (+2.4%) from the 25,737 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 670 (+2.7%) from the 25,067 counted in the 1990 Census. A suburb of New York City, Paramus is located 15 to 20 miles (24 to 32 km) northwest of Midtown Manhattan and approximately 8 miles (13 km) west of Upper Manhattan. In 2012, it was named as a "New Jersey Healthy Town" under the state's Mayor’s Wellness Campaign.

Paramus was incorporated as a borough by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 2, 1922, based on the results of a referendum held on April 4, 1922 that passed by a vote of 238 for and 10 against. Paramus was created from portions of Midland Township, which now exists as Rochelle Park.

The borough is one of the largest shopping meccas in the country, generating over $5 billion in annual retail sales, more than any other ZIP Code in the United States. Paramus has more limited shopping hours, as it has some of the most restrictive blue laws in the nation (even stricter than those prevailing in the rest of Bergen County), banning nearly all retail and white-collar businesses from opening on Sundays. The only exceptions are gas stations, restaurants and grocery stores, and a limited number of other businesses. More than 63% of Bergen County voters rejected a referendum on the ballot in 1993 that would have repealed the county's blue laws, though the Paramus restrictions would have remained in place.

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Schools in and around Paramus, NJ

Name
Bergen Community College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $6,600 average out-state tuition; $6,288 average in-state tuition
Capri Institute of Hair Design-Paramus
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
Lincoln Technical Institute-Paramus
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
Empire Beauty School-Paramus
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
Adult & Continuing Education-BCTS
Less than 2 years (below associate); Public
Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $31,618 average out-state tuition; $31,618 average in-state tuition
Center for Allied Health & Nursing Education
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit

Paramus, NJ Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
Caroline Thorn Kissel Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship $2,000 February 10, 2017
Marion Maccarrell Scott Scholarship Varies January 31, 2017
First Time College Student Scholarship Varies March 08, 2017
Community College Graduate Scholarship Varies March 08, 2017