Ready to grab that money? Apply in 2 easy steps!

Graduation cap on $100 bills.

Step 1

Complete a FAFSA or Dream Act application to avoid missing out on need-based scholarships and grants

Step 2

Complete a Kern Community College District (KCCD) Scholarship application

Scholarship Portal

5 Ways to Maximize Your Scholarship Potential

Apply Early!
Applications are open October 1st-February 1st.
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Get Involved!
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Connect with Faculty.


Engage in class, visit office hours, and ask for a reference before you apply.

Contact Financial Aid

We are here to help you.
  • Monday - Thursday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Friday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Saturday - Sunday: Closed
  • Don't Forget Your Photo ID!
Online via Zoom
  • Monday - Thursday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Friday: 8:00AM - 11:45 AM
  • Saturday - Sunday: Closed
  • BC ID number required
  • All responses via your BC Assigned email
  • Response time within 24-48 working hours of receipt

Federal School Code: 001118

Phone: (661) 395-4428 | Fax: (661) 395-4688 | Email:

Bakersfield College
Office of Financial Aid
1801 Panorama Dr.
Bakersfield, CA 93305