Bakersfield College

Financial Aid Completion Campaign

The Campaign

Southern San Joaquin Valley Cal-SOAP strives towards ensuring that all eligible students within our schools and region have access to financial aid for post-secondary education.  As part of this endeavor, we aim for having as many students as possible, regardless of their plans after high school, to complete either a FAFSA or CADAA during their senior year of high school to ensure the greatest opportunity for financial aid.

Financial Aid Completion Data

2018 FAFSA/DREAM Completion Rates (as of 8/31/2018)

Kern High School District

School Name Completed by
March 2
Percentage
2016-2017
Completed by
March 2
Percentage
Completed to Date
Percentage
2016-2017
Completed to Date
Percentage
Cal Grant Awarded
South 80.46% 75.61% 83.16% 79.16% 312
Shafter 80.58% 76.28% 81.45% 78.98% 185
Stockdale 73.64% 69.29% 77.94% 73.78% 192
Independence 72.37% 68.43% 75.94% 73.53% 233
Foothill 72.39% 66.74% 74.48% 69.61% 277
Highland 70.73% 68.04% 74.15% 71.69% 205
North 68.36% 53.35% 72.84% 58.76% 168
West 67.16% 73.99% 72.63% 77.58% 245
Arvin 71.20% 70.59% 72.25% 73.06% 316
Mira Monte 69.32% 67.98% 72.23% 71.35% 289
Ridgeview 64.84% 53.69% 71.36% 59.93% 245
Liberty 64.65% 60.20% 70.91% 64.36% 139
Kern Valley 60.87% 58.65% 68.48% 62.50% 40
Centennial 61.45% 61.78% 67.87% 70.72% 140
Golden Valley 61.09% 66.31% 67.58% 70.72% 276
East 62.86% 59.39% 66.10% 65.71% 251
Bakersfield High 55.74% 58.47% 62.62% 66.61% 240
Frontier 54.20% 53.39% 62.09% 60.18% 134

El Tejon Unified School District

School Name Completed by
March 2
Percentage
2016-2017
Completed by
March 2
Percentage
Completed to Date
Percentage
2016-2017
Completed to Date
Percentage
Cal Grant Awarded
Frazier Mountain 52.63% 64.47% 57.89% 65.79% 21

Maricopa Unified School District

School Name Completed by
March 2
Percentage
2016-2017
Completed by
March 2
Percentage
Completed to Date
Percentage
2016-2017
Completed to Date
Percentage
Cal Grant Awarded
Maricopa 100.00% 90.00% 100.00% 90.00% 21

Taft Union High School District

School Name Completed by
March 2
Percentage
2016-2017
Completed by
March 2
Percentage
Completed to Date
Percentage
2016-2017
Completed to Date
Percentage
Cal Grant Awarded
Taft Union 66.18% 63.10% 69.08% 67.86% 78

Cal-Grant

Cal Grants are one of the smartest ways to get cash for college. For starters, its money you don't have to pay back. If you're a graduating high school senior or recent graduate, meet academic, financial and eligibility requirements and submit two forms by the Cal Grant deadline, you may receive a Cal Grant!


Middle Class Scholarship

The Middle Class Scholarship (MSC) is a recently implemented program which you can receive financial aid from by completing the FAFSA or Dream Act. It can provide undergraduate student with a family income up to $165,000 a scholarship to attend a University of California (UC) or a California State University (CSU) campus. The requirements needed to be eligible for MCS are that the student must be: a California Resident attending a CSU or UC; be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or have AB 540 student status; meet certain income and other financial aid standards; maintain a satisfactory academic progress; not be in default on a student loan; and must not be incarcerated.

As a note, the MSC is being phased in over the course of four years starting with the 2014-15 academic year. This means that the amount received will be small during the first years; however, its maximum award will increase up until the 2017-2018 academic year where it can be up to 40% of the mandatory system wide fees and tuition.


Cash for College

This is a statewide effort sponsored by the California Student Aid Commission and promoted by the Central Valley Higher Education Consortium as well as the colleges and universities in the San Joaquin Valley to encourage students to take advantage of the money that is available to help them finance their college education. As part of the campaign, Cash for College offers free workshops aimed at helping students and their parents successfully complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Grade Point Average Verification Form, which are necessary to apply for Cal Grants and other types of financial aid. Workshops are held in Kern County between October through March every year.

Cash for College Schedule

Date School Location Time
Monday, October 15, 2018 Frazier Mountain High School Info Center 5:00-7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 Vista West High School   9:00 a.m. - noon
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 Independence High School Library 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 Bakersfield High School Spindt Hall 4:00-8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 Bakersfield High School Spindt Hall 4:00-8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 North High School   3:30-7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 Maricopa High School   8:00-9:37 a.m.
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 Liberty High School Library 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 Highland High School Library 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 Ridgeview High School Library 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 25, 2018 East Bakersfield High School Career 4:00-7:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 25, 2018 West High School Career 3:30-7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 Golden Valley High School Library 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 1, 2018 Highland High School Library Lab 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 1, 2018 Taft High School IRC 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Monday, November 5, 2018 Foothill High School D7 and D9 4:00-8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 North High School   3:30-5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Tierra Del Sol Continuation High School   1:00-3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 Centennial High School Library 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 Shafter High School Room 804 and Room 1201 3:30-7:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 15, 2018 Mira Monte High School 1003 and 1006 4:00-7:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 29, 2018 Frontier High School Quest Center 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, December 04, 2018 Arvin High School Library/101/102 3:00-8:00 p.m.
Thursday, December 06, 2018 Bakersfield High School Spindt Lab 207 4:00-8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 Nueva High School   4:00-6:30 p.m.
Thursday, January 17, 2019 Frontier High School Quest Center 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 Stockdale High School Library 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 East Bakersfield High School Career Center 4:00-7:00 p.m.
Thursday, January 24, 2019 Taft High School IRC 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Monday, January 28, 2019 Foothill High School D7 and D9 4:00-8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 Ridgeview High School Library 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 Shafter High School Room 804 and Room 1201 3:30-7:00 p.m.
Thursday, January 31, 2019 South High School Library 2:30-6:30 p.m.
Thursday, January 31, 2019 Arvin High School Library/101/102 3:00-8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 05, 2019 Independence High School Library 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 05, 2019 Vista West High School   9:00 a.m. - noon
Tuesday, February 05, 2019 Nueva High School   4:00-6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, February 06, 2019 Centennial High School Library 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 06, 2019 Bakersfield High School Library 4:00-8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 Mira Monte High School 1003 and 1006 4:00-7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Highland High School Library 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 21, 2019 West High School Library 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Kern Community College District