Financial Aid

Financial aid is money awarded to help you meet your educational expenses. There are many types of aid offered at Bakersfield College, funded by federal and state agencies and private organizations and are either need-based or non-need based. The major types are grants, scholarships, work study, and loans.

Types of financial aid available

Financial Programs Overview

Bakersfield College Federal Loan 3-year Default Rate

2018 - 10.4%
2019 - 2.5%
2020 - 0%

Bakersfield College Nursing Federal Loan 3-year Default Rate

2018 - 0.08% (1 student)
2019 - 0%
2020 - 0%

Financial Aid Brochure

BC Financial Aid Office

Student responsibility regarding financial assistance

Direct Loan Program

Federal loan repayment program information-see entrance and exit counseling

Consumer information

BC Consumer Information

For more information, contact Bakersfield College Financial Aid Office:

Financial Aid
Phone: (661) 395-4428

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