NextUp provides support services for current and former foster youth students who were in foster care on or after their 13th birthday. NextUp supports our Bakersfield College foster youth students to achieve their education goals. NextUp supports students with counseling/advising, book support, meal support, transportation assistance, emergency housing assistance, employment assistance, and other direct support that our students need to succeed at Bakersfield College.
Students that participate in NextUp receive the personalized support and services listed below:
Priority Registration: First to register before other students on campus
Counseling: Counselors will meet with you every semester for advising
Eligibility and Application
In court ordered foster care on/after 13th birthday.
Enrolled in 9 units at time of entry.
Eligible for California College Promise Grant A, B, or C with an EFC of 0.
Under the age of 26 at the start of the academic year.
Be a California Resident - AB 540/CA DREAMers are welcome to apply
Bakersfield College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 331 J Street, Suite 200, Sacramento, CA 95814, (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at: www.accjc.org