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Bakersfield College Financial Aid Office

Financial Aid Frequently Asked Questions

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FAQ: General Financial Aid

Visit the Financial Aid Website for detailed information on financial aid programs and options.

The Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOP&S) is a state-funded support program designed to provide academic support, financial assistance and encouragement for educationally disadvantaged students. Additional information about EOP&S can be found here: EOP&S Program

BankMobile Account Creation - How to Open a BankMobile Deposit Account

Step 1: Download the App

Download the App on Google Play or the App Store by searching for “BankMobile.”

Step 2: Open your BankMobile app

Open your BankMobile app, and click on the icon Sign Up

Step 3: Enter your email address

Enter your email address twice by tapping inside the field

Step 4: Agree to Disclosures & Fee Schedule

Agree to Disclosures & Fee Schedule. We will present you with our fee schedule and disclosures. Accept both to continue.

Step 5: Pick which products you’d like

Pick which products you’d like:

  • Free Checking
  • High-Yield Savings
  • Line of Credit
  • No-Free Overdraft Protection
Step 6: Choose Account Ownership

Choose either a Single or Joint account ownership

Step 7: Upload your ID

To upload your driver’s license or state ID, turn your device to the landscape orientation, and follow the directions on the screen to capture a photo of the front and back of your ID.

Steps 8 & 9: Fille in your Personal Information

Fill in the rest of your personal information, and then review and submit to BankMobile.

Step 10 & 11: Security questions

Step 10 is where you’ll select three questions for security purposes, and at step 11, you will type in answers to your questions, then click confirm.

Step 12: Verify your Identity

Next, we will ask you a few questions to verify your identity. Choose the right answers, then that’s it, you’re done! You should see a welcome screen appear.

Bankmobile Refund Selection

To Get Started

  1. Go to
  2. Enter your unique personal code from the green envelope.
  3. Create your login information.
  4. Select how you would like to receive your money.
  5. Complete your profile.

  1. Login to your InsideBC Portal
  2. Click on Financial Aid
  3. Click on Eligibility
  4. Select the new Award Year
  5. Click “Verification Connection”
  6. Sign in with your InsideBC login
  7. Provide information about your identity
  8. Enter your BC email and current mobile phone
  9. Click Register Account to begin your paperless Financial Aid experience!

Your eligibility for a Pell Grant is based on your expected family contribution (EFC) [video answer]. The EFC is calculated by the federal processor from information submitted in your Student Aid Report (SAR). Your EFC and the number of units you’re enrolled in at the time of disbursement will determine your Pell grant amount.

Financial aid is there to supplement, not replace, your efforts to pay for educational costs. Apply early and complete all requirements on time to avoid delays in receiving funding.

Video: Will Financial Aid pay for all of my expenses?

Pell grant payments are disbursed in 2 payments per semester. Review the Payment Schedule for dates.

Bakersfield College has partnered with BankMobile Disbursements to deliver your financial aid refunds faster. For more information about BankMobile, visit BankMobile Refund Choices.

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 California Promise Grant (aka 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 all schools of your decision. However, you are eligible for the Board of Governors Fee Waiver (BOGFW) at more than one California community college during the same semester. If you are attending Taft College then read more information about Consortium Agreements.

Yes, You must reapply for financial aid each year. The FAFSA application is available October 1st of each year.

Academic year 2021-2022 includes: Fall 2021 / Spring 2022 / Summer 2022.

Video: Do I have to reapply for financial aid each year?

You can view your financial aid award history in InsideBC under the Financial Aid section. If you need additional information about your financial aid record that’s not shown in InsideBC, you can contact the Financial Aid Office at to discuss what is needed.

Yes, there are deadlines you need to keep in mind.

Academic year 2021-2022 Financial Aid Deadlines

  • March 2, 2021 - The state of California deadline for Cal-Grant application for FAFSA and Dream Act applicants
  • March 2, 2021 - Priority deadline for FAFSA application
  • September 2, 2021 - There is a second deadline for Cal-Grant filing for FAFSA applicants only