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Students are awarded in the order that they complete their file. Once your financial aid file is completely processed and reviewed for awarding, you will be notified of your eligibility through your Bakersfield College e-mail. It may take several weeks to receive your e-mail due to the volume of applications.
The school code for Bakersfield College is 001118.
Your eligibility for a Pell Grant is based on your expected family contribution (E.F.C.). The E.F.C. is calculated by the federal processor from information submitted in your Student Aid Report (S.A.R.). Your E.F.C. and the number of units you’re enrolled in at the time of check disbursement will determine your Pell grant amount. Also, check the Pell Grant Calculation link as an additional resource.
Financial aid is available to supplement, not replace, your efforts to pay for educational costs.
Yes. There are deadlines you need to keep in mind.
Each financial aid program has its own unit requirement. You must be enrolled in at least six units (half-time) to receive Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Federal Work Study (FWS), Cal-Grant, and Direct Loan funds. You may be eligible to receive a Pell Grant if you are a less-than-half-time student. There is no minimum unit requirement for the Board of Governor's Fee Waiver (BOGFW).
No. You can only receive federal financial aid from one school at a time. If you are enrolled in two or more schools during the semester, you must decide which school will be the most beneficial for your financial aid needs and notify both schools of your decision. However, you are eligible for the Board of Governor's Fee Waiver (BOGFW) at more than one California community college during the same semester.
Yes. You must reapply each financial aid academic year. The FAFSA application is available January 1st of each year. Academic year 2013-2014 includes: Fall 2013 / Spring 2014 / Summer 2014. Academic year 2014-2015 includes: Fall 2014 / Spring 2015 / Summer 2015.