Financial aid administered or approved by Bakersfield College under Federal Pell Grant, Federal Work Study (FWS), Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG), or Federal Stafford Loan is based on the following conditions. The student must:
To be eligible for California grants, you must:
California Dream Act
The California Dream Act of 2011
became law through the passage of two state bills.
AB 130 relating to private scholarships and AB 131 relating to Financial
Aid Administered by the State of California.
The California Dream Act allows students who meet certain criteria (as defined by AB 540) to apply for and, if eligible, receive:
Board of Governors Fee Waivers (apply now for terms starting January 1, 2013
Assistance from EOP&S, CARE or CalWORKs (fill out a EOP&S, CARE and/or CalWORKs application to deem eligibility beginning January 1, 2013)
State financial aid like Cal Grants (for 2013-14 academic year) and Chaffee Grants
You are an AB 540 eligible student if you meet all of the following criteria:
Attended a California high school for a minimum of three years
Graduated from a California high school or passed the California High School Proficiency Exam (CHSPE) or received a General Equivalency Diploma (GED) in the State of California
Registered or currently enrolled at a
California Community College
If required, complete and affidavit saying you have filed (or will file when you are eligible to do so) for legal immigration status.
To apply for the BOG Fee Waiver for the Spring 2013 semester, students must complete the CA Dream Application 2012-2013 at https://dream.csac.ca.gov/ . If eligible for BOG Fee Waiver will wiave the tuition enrollment fees for Spring 2013 courses.
Students will qualify to apply for the Cal Grant Program for the 2013-14 school year using the CA Dream Application 2013-14 which will be available on January 1, 2013 at https://dream.csac.ca.gov/ .
With respects to Spring 2013 semester, students may qualify for the BOG Fee Waiver only. The BOG Fee Waiver waives the $46 enrollment fee per unit.
Cal Grants will not be available until the 2013-2014 school year.
Course of Study:
Meet Satisfactory Progress Standards:
LOSS OF ELIGIBILITY:
Academic progress for financial aid will be reviewed at the end of each semester. Students receiving financial aid are expected to make satisfactory progress toward the completion of a degree or certificate according to the Terms of Agreement and Satisfactory Academic Progress Regulations.
Students who fail to earn a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 and/or who fail to complete the required number of units will be placed on financial aid warning for one semester for the purpose of improving grades and/or making up deficient units. You will continue to receive financial aid during a semester of warning. Failure to make satisfactory progress according to the terms of the period of warning will result in termination of financial aid. Eligibility will not be reinstated until the Standards of Academic Progress are met.
REPAYMENT OF FUNDS: Repayment Information
Students who receive financial aid and completely withdraw from Bakersfield College are subject to repayment of funds received from Title IV programs.