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

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

ECMC

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

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 heath.gwu.edu 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 finaid.org; 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 www.csac.ca.gov for detailed information.

California Chafee Grants

Chafee.csac.ca.gov 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

Co-op.edu to learn about about scholarships and work-learn programs that incorporate paid work experience with classroom studies.

AmeriCorps

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

Financial Aid for the Health Professions

HHS.gov 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 gibill.va.gov


Scholarships

American Indian Education Programs

BIE.edu , collegefund.org and accrediitedschools.org have information about scholarships for Native Americans.

Gates Millennium Scholarships

www.gmsp.org 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

Scholarshare.com has information on how to access your Governor’s Scholars Awards.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

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

Imagine America Scholarships

www.petersons.com/cca/ias.asp provides information on Career College Foundation scholarships.

Scholarship Directories


Miscellaneous Sites

Citizenship Information

Learn about U.S. citizenship at www.immigration.gov.

U.S. Selective Service

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

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