Bakersfield College

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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:

Scholarships
Awards based on scholastic achievement and other criteria.
These awards do not require repayment.
Grants
Awards based upon financial need. They do not require repayment.
Loans
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.
Work Study
Opportunity to earn money for school through part-time employment.

How to Apply for Financial Aid

 

 

Apply online at www.fafsa.ed.gov

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.


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