Enrollment fees are set by the state at $46 per unit. If these fees are changed by the state, students will be notified of the additional amount owed via their college email address.
Fees may be paid by MasterCard/Visa on the Web, by check through the mail, or in person at the Business Services Office (days). Checks should be made payable to Bakersfield College for the amount of the fees due and should include your student ID number on the front of your check. There is a $25 charge for any check returned to Bakersfield College by a bank because of insufficient funds.
Non-resident tuition is $193 per unit. There is an additional capital outlay fee of $14 per unit for all non-california resident students. Students who attended a California high school for at least three years and who have a California high school diploma or equivalency may have their non-resident tuition waived.
A Student Health Fee is charged to any student attending classes on the main campus or the Delano Community Campus. The health fee is $13 for fall and spring and $10 for summer. Apprentices attending college under an approved apprenticeship training program, students who depend upon prayer for healing in accordance with a bona fide religious sect, denomination or organization and employees of the Kern Community College District, are exempt from paying the health fee.
A Student Center Fee of $1 per unit up to $5 per semester is charged to students attending classes on the main campus.
A Student Representation Fee of $1 is charged to all students.
The BCSGA/KVC Discount Card is available for $15 per semester and allows you to get various incentives at Bakersfield College and in the Bakersfield community, including 10 free scantrons; 2 free blue books; copying and faxing; tickets for home athletic games; BCSGA promotional giveaways; and discounts at more than 400 local businesses. The sticker can be picked up in the Office of Student Life (395-4355) or email email@example.com. Visit the BCSGA/KVC Discount Sticker website for more information.
A Parking Permit is recommended. Cost is $40 for Fall or Spring, $30 for Financial Aid in Fall or Spring, or $30 for the Summer. The permit authorizes parking in designated Student Parking areas any time during the school term on the main campus. A student parking permit is required to park in all other parking lots. Student permits are available at the dispensers located in all parking lots. You can purchase your parking permit online.
Miscellaneous fees for supplemental materials and/or supplies may vary depending on classes taken.
Enrollment and tuition fees will be credited to the student account, when applicable (see Important Dates on page 1), for program changes through the first one and a half weeks of the fall semester. In courses other than semester length, the instructor or Tuition, Fees Office of Admissions and Records should be consulted regarding withdrawal and refund deadlines.
To receive the enrollment or tuition refund, a student must apply for the refund in the Business Services Office before the end of the second consecutive semester of non-attendance.
Refunds: Students who are eligible for refunds (see Important Dates on page 1) are to contact the Business Services Office. Business Services Office hours are: M-Th, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; Fridays: 8:30 a.m.-11 a.m.
Student Health Fee Refund: Health fees will be credited to the student account if all classes on the main campus and the Delano Campus of Bakersfield College are dropped and an enrollment fee credit is generated by the transaction.
To receive a health fee refund, a student must apply for the refund in the Business Services Office before the end of the second consecutive semester of non-attendance.
Students who plan to receive V.A. educational benefits must verify their enrollment with the Veterans Coordinator in the Admissions and Records Office as soon as they have registered.