Bakersfield College

Bakersfield College Financial Aid Office

Helpful Links

Useful links to important financial aid and related resources for you and/or your parent(s).

Online Applications

FAFSA on the Web

Your first step toward qualifying for financial aid is to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

California Dream Act

Get more information on AB-540 and complete a California Dream Act Application.

California Chafee Grant

Learn more about this exciting opportunity for current and former foster youth and complete a Chafee Grant Application.

Bakersfield College Scholarships

Apply for over 300 unique scholarship opportunities at Bakersfield College by completing one simple application.

Common Sites

U.S. Selective Service

If you’re required to do so, register for the U.S. Selective Service.

IRS Tax Return Transcript Request

If you are required to submit an IRS tax return transcript for verification purposes, you can order one for FREE from IRS Get Transcript.

Academic Transcript Ordering Services

The Financial Aid Office can receive electronic transcripts as required from Parchment.

Funding Your Education

Financial Aid Video Answers 24/7

Watch short informational videos anytime on hundreds of financial aid topics from understanding verification and appeals to learning how loan repayment works at Financial Aid TV.

FASFA4Caster

Estimate your Federal aid eligibility with the FAFSA4Caster.

Cash for College Workshops

Find a FREE workshops near you for help completing the FAFSA, Dream Act, or Chafee Grant for Foster Youth applications at Cash 4 College.

Federal Student Aid Info

The U.S. Department of Education’s Student Aid website has extensive information for students and parents on federal aid programs. Log in to view your federal aid payment history.

I Can Afford College

Financial aid is available year-round at Community Colleges. Find out how YOU can afford college at I Can Afford College.

Options for Students with Disabilities

Find current news and information on college financial planning geared toward young adults with disabilities at Graduate School of Ecuation & Human Development News.

Other Financial Resources

CashCourse

Learn how to make smart financial decisions now and in the future with FREE financial literacy education by CashCourse.

AmeriCorps

For information and an online application for the various AmeriCorps programs, visit AmeriCorps.

Veterans’ Education Benefits

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

Loan Assistance

ECMC Solutions

Learn more about managing your student loan and get FREE repayment advice with ECMC Solutions.

National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)

Review your loan history, identify your servicer, and confirm your reported enrollment status at National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS).

Miscellaneous Sites

FREE Credit Reports Authorized by Federal Law

Federal law requires each of the three nationwide consumer credit reporting companies - Equifax, Experian and TransUnion - to give you a free credit report every 12 months if you request it. Find out how to get your free credit report at Annual Credit Report.com.

Citizenship Information

Learn about U.S. citizenship at U.S. Immigration.