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Did you know that March 2nd is the deadline to apply for a Cal Grant and also the priority filing deadline for FAFSA and the Dream Act application for the 2017-18 year? The Office of Financial Aid is hosting a 2 week event starting Tuesday, February 21st at 9:00am in the Campus Center. Stop by our booth to get information regarding resources that may be available to you. We will have games, prizes, information about the financial aid process and our programs. The first 250 students that show proof they have completed the 2017-18 FAFSA or Dream Act Application will receive a free lunch! You must either show a print out or screenshot from your phone of your confirmation page that is emailed to you once your application is submitted. We will have several workshops during the 2 weeks on various topics such as Cal Grant, EOPS, Money Management, Financial Aid Warning, and completing the FAFSA or Dream Act application. We are here to help! Take a look at our workshop schedule and join us! Register for workshops through your insideBC. Log in and scroll down to Student Workshops, click Financial Aid, and the workshops are posted.
Don't default on your federal student loan! There are options that may help you avoid default. Bakersfield College has teamed up with Solutions at ECMC to provide student loan borrowers a resource to help you manage your educational loans. This service is FREE of charge and you can contact them regarding loan repayment advice, repayment plan options, forbearances and deferments, and loan forgiveness. Contact Solutions at ECMC by phone at 1-877-331-3262 or visit their website to connect through email or web chat with one of their counselors.
In order to protect your identity and information, the Office of Financial Aid is available to answer general questions, however, any inquiries regarding your financial aid will require a photo ID.
FSA ID has replaced the Federal Student Aid PIN number. This will be your new way to log in to your account. Please see the attached link for STEPS on how to update your new FSA ID. Steps for FSA ID
Additional helpful links for Help with FSA ID
Want to know your status? Check your insideBC account for your 2016-17 Financial Aid Status. Verify if there is any additional paperwork that you will need to submit for the coming year. If it does not give you an option to check your 2016-17 status, please verify that your 2016-17 FAFSA was processed through www.fafsa.ed.gov. Remember: It is your responsibility to be sure you have submitted all required documentation in a timely manner!
Did you update your Board of Governor's Fee Waiver (BOGFW)? Check your insideBC Student Account Summary to verify if the 2016-17 Board of Governor's Fee Waiver has been processed. Please allow 24 hrs from the time that classes are officially added for the fee waiver to process. If you do not see the BOGW on your list of awards on your insideBC summary then you should complete the paper application and return it to the Office of Financial Aid within 10 days of enrolling in classes, or you could risk being dropped for non-payment.
If you are required to submit an IRS transcript of your 2015 tax returns, you can order Tax RETURN Transcripts online or call 1-800-908-9946. A free copy will be mailed to you. It may take 5-10 days to receive them in the mail.
Can locate your copy of your W-2? You can order Income and Wage transcripts online.
Come to the Financial Aid Lab located next to the Financial Aid office in Student Services! Hours are Monday-Thursday 8:00am-4:30pm and Friday 8:00am-11:00am. Be sure to bring your income information from 2015 so you are prepared to complete the application