** Bakersfield College’s Federal School Code is 001118. **
Welcome to the Bakersfield College Office of Financial Aid website! We hope you will find useful information, whether you're a student, a parent or just an interested individual with financial aid questions. While every effort has been made to provide accurate information, it is subject to change based upon federal, state, and local decisions, and changes in laws, policies, or Bakersfield College procedures.
Please refer to InsideBC for your financial aid status!
Check your insideBC Student Account Summary to verify if the Board of Governor's Fee Waiver has been processed. Please allow 24 hrs from the time of registration.
Check the Forms tab to review the Summer Financial Aid Eligibility requirements and to complete the Summer Financial Aid Request Form
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Get help with your US Bank OneCard by calling (888) 845-5066
REMINDER: ALL JANUARY PAYMENTS WILL BE MAILED BY PAPER CHECK - BE SURE YOUR MAILING ADDRESS IS ACCURATE
If you would like to have your financial aid check cashed, the US Bank branch at 4550 Coffee Road (Coffee at Hageman) welcomes your business. They ask you call first to ensure prompt service when you arrive. The US Bank phone number is 661-588-6403 and you can speak to anyone who answers. Make sure you tell them you wish to cash your Bakersfield College financial aid check with them.
*The Financial Aid office has started processing awards for the 2013-14 year.
You will be notified of your awards through your BC e-mail.
Students are awarded in the order that they complete their file. It may take several weeks until you receive notification due to the volume of applications.
FAFSA and Dream Act Application Workshops will now be held once a week to assist you with the application process and submitting corrections.
We will no longer be assisting students on an individual basis with applications.
YOU MUST REGISTER THROUGH insideBC for the Date/Time that is convenient for you. ALL WORKSHOPS WILL BE HELD IN SS151.
Use these forms for Fall 2013, Spring 2014 and Summer 2014
Use these forms for Fall 2014, Spring 2015 and Summer 2015
Over 300 scholarships are awarded each year to students who file Scholarship Applications with the Office of Financial Aid. The Bakersfield College Foundation, as well as community organizations and individuals, offer scholarships based upon financial need and academic merit.
Some Bakersfield College scholarships have certain requirements including major, class level, or even graduation from a particular high school. Scholarships are awarded to incoming, continuing and transferring students. Generally a student must have at least a 2.50 GPA, although some scholarships are awarded to students with a lower average who meet special criteria or need or possess special qualifications. Scholarships are awarded only once each academic year.
There are many outside scholarships available to qualified students. Business firms, organizations and four-year colleges provide scholarships for students. Notices regarding scholarship opportunities are posted throughout the year on bulletin boards in the Office of Financial Aid. The college library is also an excellent source of information regarding scholarship opportunities.
The following websites on outside scholarships are provided for your reference. Bakersfield College does not endorse any specific site.
Learn more about the National Collegiate Athletic Association, including recruiting rules and more.
Gates Millennium Scholarships
Find out about scholarships for outstanding Pell Grant-eligible African-American, Hispanic-American, American-Indian, Alaskan-Native or Asian-Pacific Islander-American students.
Go here to learn how to access your Governor's Scholars Awards.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Explore scholarship opportunities offered by the Hispanic Scholarship Fund.
Imagine America Scholarships
Provides information on Career College Foundation scholarships.
Browse these sites to find more than one million scholarships, grants, fellowships and prizes.
For information about scholarship scams and how to avoid them, visit the following link: www.ftc.gov/scholarshipscams
Financial Aid Staff:
|Primavera Arvizu, Director||(661) 395-4863|
|Lucy Perez-Dykes, Assistant Director||(661) 395-4423|
|Isabel Castaneda, Financial Aid Technician||(661) 395-4839|
|Connie Garza, Financial Aid Technician||(661) 395-4448|
|Gina Hunter, Financial Aid Technician||(661) 395-4480|
|Venessa Reyes, Financial Aid Technician||(661) 395-4429|
|Pita Rosales, Financial Aid Technician||(661) 395-4418|
|Shona Schweitzer, Financial Aid Technician||(661) 395-4321|
|Heather Skibinski, Financial Aid Technician||(661) 395-4020|
|Angela Williams, Financial Aid Technician||(661) 395-4424|
|Evette Lara, Educational Advisor||(661) 395-4582|
|Angelica Vasquez, Educational Advisor||(661) 395-4748|
|Maria Elizondo, Financial Aid Assistant||(661) 395-4416|
|Jamie Pacheco, Financial Aid Assistant||(661) 395-4721|
|Wanda Boardman, Department Assistant III||(661) 395-4426|