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
  • 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
  • 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.
Options for Students with Disabilities
  • Here 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; 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
  • Read about work-learn programs that incorporate paid work experience with classroom studies.
  • Visit this site for information and an online application for the various AmeriCorps programs.
Financial Aid for the Health Professions
  • This site 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.


American Indian Education Programs
Gates Millennium Scholarships
  • 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
  • Explore scholarship opportunities offered by the Hispanic Scholarship Fund.
Imagine America Scholarships
Scholarship Directories

Miscellaneous Sites

Citizenship Information
U.S. Selective Service
  • Go here to register for the U.S. Selective Service, if you’re required to do so
Kern Community College District