Bakersfield College

Bakersfield College student

Helpful Links

Please find below some useful links to important financial aid and related sources available to students.

Funding Your Education

Cash for College Workshops
ECMC
  • http://www.ecmc.org/
  • Click onto this site to learn more about planning for college and a career, financial aid and managing your student loan.
FAFSA on the Web
Federal Financial Aid
  • http://www.studentaid.ed.gov/
  • Read this U.S. Department of Education publication for an overview of student aid created especially for high school juniors and younger students.
I Can Afford College
  • www.icanaffordcollege.com
  • The Cal Grant and priority filing deadline is March 2nd, but financial aid is available year-round at Community Colleges.
Options for Students with Disabilities
  • www.heath.gwu.edu
  • Here you’ll find an online publication that covers disability-related college expenses and suggestions for college financial planning.
Student Guide to Financial Aid
  • www.finaid.org
  • Learn more about financial aid for college; includes calculators to estimate financial aid eligibility and advice on college life.

Grants and Other Programs

Cal Grants
California Chafee Grants
California Dream Act
Cooperative Education
  • www.co-op.edu
  • Read about work-learn programs that incorporate paid work experience with classroom studies.
AmeriCorps
  • www.americorps.gov
  • Visit this site for information and an online application for the various AmeriCorps programs.
Financial Aid for the Health Professions
  • www.hhs.gov
  • This site contains information on federal financial aid for students in the health professions.
Veterans’ Education Benefits
  • www.gibill.va.gov
  • Check out the federal financial aid programs for veterans and their dependents.

Scholarships

American Indian Education Programs
Gates Millennium Scholarships
  • www.gmsp.org
  • Find out about scholarships for outstanding Pell Grant-eligible African-American, Hispanic-American, American-Indian, Alaskan-Native or Asian-Pacific Islander-American students.
Governor’s Scholarships
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
  • www.hsf.net
  • Explore scholarship opportunities offered by the Hispanic Scholarship Fund.
Imagine America Scholarships
Scholarship Directories

Miscellaneous Sites

Citizenship Information
U.S. Selective Service
  • www.sss.gov
  • Go here to register for the U.S. Selective Service, if you’re required to do so
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