Welcome to Bakersfield College (BC) Financial Aid!
Monday-Thursday: 8AM to 4PM
Get a jump start on your FAFSA or Dream Act and Scholarship application for 2023-2024 year now! Need assistance getting started? Visit us in one of our workshops or the Financial Aid virtual lobby! Be sure to have your 2021 tax return or income information available.
Late start classes that were registered after 09/06/22, will not be included in a continuously enrolled student's1 total enrollment for financial aid purposes. Therefore, if you make changes to your course load after this date, you will not see an increase/decrease to your total financial aid for the Fall 2022 term.
Note new students2 who have just registered for a late start course (who were not attending any courses at the start of the term) can still be awarded Pell, the Promise Grant (BOG) Fee Waiver and potentially more if they enroll now.
Visit our Virtual Lobby if you feel that changes to your course load were a result of an extenuating circumstance.
|How will adjusting my course load after 09/06/22 affect my financial aid?|
|New Student2||Continuously Enrolled Student1|
|California Promise Grant (BOG) will be awarded to the student (if eligible) to cover tuition costs||California Promise Grant (BOG) will be awarded to the student (if eligible) to cover tuition costs|
|Pell Grant can be included up to eligibility||Pell Grant will not be adjusted after 09/06/2022|
1 Continuously Enrolled Student: A student that was currently attending courses at the start of the Fall 2022 term and has added courses after 09/06/22.
2 New Student: A newly enrolled student that was not attending courses at the start of the Fall 2022 term.
**Completion of the FAFSA/Dream Act Application will check student eligibility for multiple awards and should be completed by all students ASAP
Located in the Student Service Center, 2nd floor of the CSS building
For questions specific to your financial aid account, contact your technician directly.
For efficient service, remember to include your BC ID number, if you have one.
For specific questions regarding your financial aid status, contact the Financial Aid Technician responsible for the alpha-section based on your LAST NAME.
Emails MUST include your BC Student ID. All responses will be handled within 24-48 working hours of receipt.
|Alpha Section (BY LAST NAME)||BC Staff||Learning & Career Pathway|
|T, U V, W, X, Y, Z||Eli Morales||Public Safetyemail@example.com|
|R, B||Connie Cortez||Business & Educationfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|G, H||Guy Chidgey||Agriculture, Nutrition, & Culinary Arts, Foster Youth & Homeless Youthemail@example.com|
|S, P||Heather Skibinski||Social & Behavioral Sciences, & Industrial Tech & Transportationfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|K, M, N||Dolores Velasquez||Personal and Career Explorationemail@example.com|
|C, L||Jenae Ortega||STEMfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|D, E, F, O||Vanessa De La Cruz||Arts, Communication, & Humanitiesemail@example.com|
|A, I, J, Q||Camilla Smith||Health Sciencesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
See Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). Students are notified by email of their status and can also check it by logging into InsideBC and checking the Financial Aid tab.
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NOTICE: Students in the process of completing financial aid will not be dropped for the Fall Semester. Check your insideBC regularly for updates. Avoid delays, complete all document requirements as soon as possible.
Financial aid is happy to speak to your students on a variety of topics, such as:
Bring your photo ID to the Financial Aid office to get answers to specific questions about your account.
Pell grant payments are disbursed in 2 payments per semester. Unsure about how your payment is calculated? Read important information about Pell Grant Calculations.
The following information shows how Pell grant amounts are pro-rated based on the number of units in which you are enrolled:
Consortium Agreements allow students enrolled at more than one school in a given semester to receive the maximum amount of federal aid for which they are eligible considering enrollment at both schools. A student may receive federal financial aid from only one school during any given semester. If a student is enrolled at more than one school, a Consortium Agreement between BC (the home institution) and Taft College (the host institution) will allow a student to count classes from both schools during one semester and receive the maximum amount of financial aid for which the student is eligible. If either school chooses not to enter into a Consortium Agreement, a student’s financial aid will be based solely upon his/her enrollment at only one of the schools. The BC Financial Aid Office and any other institution reserve the right to deny consortium agreement requests.
Schools BC does Consortium Agreements with:
Before requesting a Consortium Agreement, with BC acting as the home institution, a student must meet the following criteria:
Please note that while a Consortium Agreement allows a student to receive full eligibility for Title IV Aid (Pell Grants, CAL grant and any other additional free aid) The Consortium Agreement does not honor those applying for a student loan. You will still need to be enrolled in 6 degree applicable units with BC to be eligible.
After any Title IV aid has been disbursed, no increases in financial aid can be made due to enrollment level changes. If units are added after aid has been disbursed, no adjustments can be made to the student's financial aid package.
Students are advised to request a Consortium Agreement at least four (4) weeks prior to the beginning of the semester so proper eligibility can be determined.
Disbursement of aid cannot take place until your enrollment can be certified at both institutions.
A Consortium Agreement must be completed for each semester a student wishes to take classes simultaneously and receive financial aid. Students must contact the BC Financial Aid Office prior to each semester.
It may be difficult to obtain an in-school deferment for prior loan payments when a student is enrolled at two institutions. Contact your lender or servicer for details on obtaining an in-school deferment while simultaneously enrolled. .
All other federal regulations and BC policies and procedures are applicable while a Consortium Agreement is in place. For questions regarding the Consortium Agreement procedures, please call the Office of Financial Aid at (661) 395-4428.
Student records are protected by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, state law and Kern Community College District Board Policy from access by casual or unauthorized persons. Access to records is provided to the student, appropriate college staff members, persons having written consent of the student, or by court order or subpoena.
Watch this video answer to Can the college give out my personal information to my parents or friends?
If a student wishes to allow a written consent for authorized party, they must go through the following steps:
The FERPA form is only good for the Award Year it was filed for. This will need to be completed every new Award Year.