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 so START EARLY!
The Federal School Code for Bakersfield College is 001118.
Federal Student Aid (F.S.A.) I.D. has replaced the Federal Student Aid PIN number. This will be your new way to log in to your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) account. See How to create an FSA ID for steps on how to update your new F.S.A. I.D.
Your eligibility for a Pell Grant is based on your expected family contribution (EFC). 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.
Pell grant payments are disbursed in 3 payments per semester. Unsure about how your payment is calculated? Read important information about Pell Grant Calculations.
Bakersfield College has partnered with BankMobile Disbursements to deliver your financial aid refunds faster. You will be mailed a bright green Refund Selection Kit containing a personal code. Visit Refund Selection and enter your personal code to select from one of three options for receiving your refund:
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 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 Governor's Fee Waiver (BOGFW) at more than one California community college during the same semester. If you are attending Taft College and 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 2018-2019 includes: Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Summer 2019.
Probably so. If you think you will need to drop classes and are receiving financial aid you need to speak with financial aid before doing so to see what the consequences might be for your situation specifically.