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Bakersfield College

CARES ACT

CARES Act: Emergency Financial Aid - Student Portion

Acknowledgment of Certification and Agreement

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).

Total Funds Received

Bakersfield College has received a total of $12,182,994 on May 12, 2020. Of the total funds, $6,091,497 will be allocated directly to students.

Total of Grants Distributed to Students
Date of Disbursement # of Students Disbursed Amount of Disbursement
5/14/20 3625 $2,963,850
5/21/20 348 $291,642
6/09/20 52 $44,736
6/16/20 501 $317,950
7/7/20 10 $7,800
7/21/20 281 $196,032
9/22/20 56 $19,754
10/06/20 1 $500
10/07/20 1 $1,387
10/08/20 1 $2,000
10/13/20 3 $6,000
10/27/20 74 $62,000
11/03/20 2949 $2,177,846
TOTAL   $6,091,497

Estimated Number of Eligible 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.

Methods Determining Support

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 retention recurring expenses that our students are experiencing during this Coronavirus Pandemic (such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care and child-care expenses). Bakersfield College based eligibility on current and continuous enrollment of students.

CARES Funding Eligibility Requirements

  • US Citizen or Permanent Resident 
  • Must have valid FAFSA on File
  • Must demonstrate emergency financial aid need
  • Making satisfactory academic progress (SAP)
  • Homeschool is Bakersfield College
  • Continuous enrollment & at least 6 active units 

*Award contingent on funding & amounts will vary based on eligibility 

Instructions to Students

The instructions for students can be found on the CARES Act: Student Information page.


Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund-Minority Serving Institutions

Bakersfield College has signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement and intends 100% of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(2) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students. View the Recipient’s Certification and Agreement for an Award (PDF).

Total Funds Received

Bakersfield College has received a total of $770,741 from Department of Education.

Total of Grants Distributed to Students*
Date of Disbursement # of Students Disbursed Amount of Disbursement
10/13/20 317 $158,500
10/27/20 176 $88,000
11/3/20 1 $500
11/9/20 6 $3,000
11/17/20 1 $500
12/08/20 518 $517,500
12/09/20 3 $2,741

TOTAL

1,022 $770,741

*Numbers reflected as of the date of disbursement and are subject to change.

Estimated Number of Eligible 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 75% of our Total Student Population. The total number of students who have received emergency grants under the CARES Act.

Method Determining Students

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 retention and recurring expenses that our students are experiencing during this Coronavirus Pandemic (such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care and child-care expenses). Bakersfield College based eligibility on current and continuous enrollment of students.

Instructions to Students

Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided to students concerning the emergency grants, will be sent via email and available on the CARES Act: Student Information webpage.


CARES Act: Emergency Financial Aid - Institutional Portion

Acknowledgment of Certification and Agreement

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.

Total Funds Received

Bakersfield College has received a total of $12,182,994 on May 12, 2020. Of the total funds, $6,091,497 will be allocated directly to students. 

Total of Grants Distributed to Students

Total of Grants Distributed to Students
Date of Disbursement # of Students Disbursed Amount of Disbursement
11/05/20 538 $752,754
11/12/20 2 $5,800
11/17/20 15 $9,900
11/23/20 2 $1,550
12/01/20 17 $900
12/08/20 2,745 $5,205,946
12/14/20 31 $80,800
12/15/20 17 $33,847
TOTAL 3,367 $6,091,497

Estimated Number of Eligible 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.

Methods Determining Support

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 retention recurring expenses that our students are experiencing during this Coronavirus Pandemic (such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care and child-care expenses). Bakersfield College based eligibility on current and continuous enrollment of students.

CARES Funding Eligibility Requirements

  • US Citizen or Permanent Resident 
  • Must have valid FAFSA on File
  • Must demonstrate emergency financial aid need
  • Making satisfactory academic progress (SAP)
  • Homeschool is Bakersfield College
  • Continuous enrollment & at least 6 active units 

*Award contingent on funding & amounts will vary based on eligibility 

Instructions to Students

The instructions for students can be found on the CARES Act: Student Information page.

 

CARES Act: Emergency Financial Aid – HEERF II

Acknowledgment of Certification and Agreement

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 Recipients Funding Certification and Agreement.

Total Funds Received

Bakersfield College has received a total of $12,182,994 on May 12, 2020. Of the total funds, $6,091,497 will be allocated directly to students.

Estimated Number of Eligible 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.

Methods Determining Support

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 retention recurring expenses that our students are experiencing during this Coronavirus Pandemic (such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care and child-care expenses). Bakersfield College based eligibility on current and continuous enrollment of students.

CARES Funding Eligibility Requirements

  • US Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Must have valid FAFSA on File
  • Must demonstrate emergency financial aid need
  • Homeschool is Bakersfield College
  • Continuous enrollment & at least 6 active units

*Award contingent on funding & amounts will vary based on eligibility

Instructions to Students

The instructions for students can be found on the CARES Act: Student Information page.