About Financial Aid
What is Financial Aid
Financial aid consists of funds awarded to students to help meet their educational expenses. It can also provide students with the opportunity to earn money to help cover their expenses.
There are several types of aid offered at Bakersfield College, which are funded from federal and state agencies and private organizations. The major categories are:
Awards based on scholastic achievement and other criteria.
These awards do not require repayment.
Awards based upon financial need. They do not require repayment.
Awards which must be repaid, usually after leaving school or after falling below half-time enrollment.
Most loans have low interest rates and can vary each academic year.
Opportunity to earn money for school through part-time employment.
How to Apply for Financial Aid
Apply online at
There are many opportunities for funding your education. All students must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) or Renewal Application at FAFSA on the Web every year. Applying online is fast and easy.