Bakersfield College

Students walk on Bakersfield College campus

Tuition & Fees

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.

  • Bills are not mailed to students. They are available under the Schedule/Bill item in BanWeb.
  • Prior to (10) days before the last day of open registration, students may be dropped for non-payment of enrollment and non-resident tuition fees ten (10) days after date they registered for the particular course(s)
  • After the first day of the term students will not be dropped for non-payment of enrollment fees or non-residence tuition. However, these students will have holds placed on their transcripts, grades, and released diploma until the fees are paid.

Financial Aid

You can apply for Financial Aid by visiting their webpage. You are exempt from the 10-day payment timeline if you are eligible to receive Financial Aid and the Financial Aid department has processed your paperwork.

The Financial Aid process starts by applying for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Once your application is submitted and Financial Aid has received it, you can login to InsideBC, click on MyBanWeb, click on MyBanWeb Main Menu, and click on the Financial Aid tab for eligibility information.

Enrollment and Tuition Fee Refunds

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.


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.

Other Fee Information

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.

In addition to the fees listed below, students may have miscellaneous fees for supplemental materials and/or supplies may vary depending on classes taken.

Charge Cost/Purpose/More Information
Non-resident Tuition $229 per unit (effective summer 2019): Non-residents. 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.
Baccalaureate Level Fee $84.00 per-unit: Baccalaureate level fee for upper division courses in addition to the regular $46.00 enrollment fee.
Student Health Fee $13 for Fall/Spring, $10 for Summer: Any student attending classes on the main campus or the Delano Community Campus. 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.
Student Center Fee $1 per unit for courses on the main campus up to a maximum of $5 per fall semester and $5 per spring semester. The fee shall not be assessed for summer session enrollment.
Student Representation Fee $1 Charged to all students
BCSGA/KVC Discount Card $15 per semester: Not mandatory; 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  Visit the BCSGA/KVC Discount Sticker website for more information.
Parking Permit $40 for Fall or Spring ($30 for Financial Aid in Fall or Spring), $30 for Summer: Not required, but recommended. 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.

Veterans Benefits

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.

Visit the BC Veterans Services page for more information about the programs we offer our veteran students.