Bakersfield College has signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement and intends to use no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students. View the Recipient’s Funding Certification and Agreement (PDF).
Bakersfield College has received $6,091,497 on Monday the 12th of May.
Bakersfield College has awarded $3,147,987 in funds to 3189 students.
The estimated total number of students at the institution eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is about 66% of our Total Student Population.
CARES funding is intended to support student financial needs as result disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19 and federal guidelines and Bakersfield College has decided to focus on recurring expenses that our students are experiencing during this pandemic, such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care and child-care expenses.