Bakersfield College

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Helpful Links

Useful links to important financial aid and related sources available to students.

Funding Your Education

Cash for College Workshops for dates and locations of free workshops that provide line-by-line hands-on help to complete the FAFSA.


Learn more about planning for college and a career, financial aid and managing your student loan at

FAFSA on the Web

Complete and file the FAFSA online following the easy step-by-step instructions

Federal Financial Aid

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

The Cal Grant and priority filing deadline is March 2nd, but financial aid is available year-round at Community Colleges. Find out how you can afford college.

Options for Students with Disabilities

At you’ll find an online publication that covers disability-related college expenses and suggestions for college financial planning.

Student Guide to Financial Aid

Learn more about financial aid for college at; includes calculators to estimate financial aid eligibility and advice on college life.

Grants and Other Programs

Cal Grants

Presents an overview of the Cal Grant program. You’ll find the basics in one short stop. Also see the California Student Aid Commission website at for detailed information.

California Chafee Grants is about this exciting opportunity for foster youth and former foster youth.

California Dream Act

Submit your Dream Act Application, as well as get more information and Key Dream Act Dates

Cooperative Education to learn about about scholarships and work-learn programs that incorporate paid work experience with classroom studies.


Visit for information and an online application for the various AmeriCorps programs.

Financial Aid for the Health Professions contains information on federal financial aid for students in the health professions.

Veterans’ Education Benefits

Check out the federal financial aid programs for veterans and their dependents at


American Indian Education Programs , , and have information about scholarships for Native Americans.

Gates Millennium Scholarships to 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 has information on how to access your Governor’s Scholars Awards.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund will help you explore scholarship opportunities offered by the Hispanic Scholarship Fund.

Imagine America Scholarships provides information on Career College Foundation scholarships.

Scholarship Directories

Miscellaneous Sites

Citizenship Information

Learn about U.S. citizenship at

U.S. Selective Service

Register at for the U.S. Selective Service, if you’re required to do so.

Transcript Ordering Services

The Financial Aid Office can receive electronic transcripts as required. This can be accomplished using one of the following two services:

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