Bakersfield College has been experiencing technical difficulties that resulted in inaccurate student account financial balances. In many cases, student accounts erroneously reflected no BOG waiver and higher cost out of pocket expense to students. We have identified the issue and are working diligently to resolve the problem. No students will be dropped during our corrective process. Please check your InsideBC message boards for any updates.
At Bakersfield College, we strive to deliver the best quality service to our students. Please be patient with us while we improve our software to increase the accuracy of your account balance. We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to serving you soon.
Any questions regarding the amount of your bill please call us at 661-395-4428, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Office of Financial Aid is excited to move into the 2017-2018 school year. In order to promote a “green and efficient” environment, the office would like to encourage all students to refer to their InsideBC for any required documentation. In order to receive your financial aid funds faster, please complete the fillable PDF forms online, print, and submit to the financial aid office. All documents must be physically signed and dated for processing. Completed documents can be submitted in office, via email, or via fax to:
Bakersfield College Financial Aid Office
1801 Panorama Drive
Bakersfield, CA 93305
Book Advance applications for the Summer 2017 semester will be accepted May12th-June 19th. Only one application will be accepted during the semester. For more information, check out the program eligibility requirements, procedures and application (application is the last page of this link).
The Office of Financial Aid is committed to removing barriers and providing the resources our students need to complete their educational goal in a timely manner. In order to accomplish our goal, effective May 16, 2017, the Financial Aid department will observe the following hours for the summer:
Holidays observed: Monday, May 29th and Tuesday, July 4th
The Board of Governor’s Fee Waiver (BOGFW) is a state funded program available for eligible California residents and eligible AB540 students attending California community colleges. The BOGFW waives the $46 per unit enrollment fees for an eligible student. To apply for a BOGFW, students must either complete a FAFSA application or California Dream Act application or complete a paper application and bring it to the Ofiice of Financial Aid for review. Students who paid for classes prior to receiving a BOGFW will receive a refund if found eligible for BOGFW. The BOGFW program is not a cash award. BOGFW eligible students will be responsible for Student Health, Student Rep, Student Center, and Material Fees.
To apply for 2017-18 (Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Summer 2018) complete the application.
For Summer 2017: If you already have a BOGW for Spring 2017 you do not need to complete an application for Summer. Your Spring application should roll over to Summer. Check your insideBC portal to be sure your BOGW waiver is applied to your account after you register for Summer 2017. Please allow 24 hrs from the time that classes are officially added for the fee waiver to process. If you do not see the BOGW on your list of awards on your insideBC summary then you should complete the paper application and return it to the Office of Financial Aid within 10 days of enrolling in classes, or you could risk being dropped for non-payment.
Don't default on your federal student loan! There are options that may help you avoid default. Bakersfield College has teamed up with Solutions at ECMC to provide student loan borrowers a resource to help you manage your educational loans. This service is FREE of charge and you can contact them regarding loan repayment advice, repayment plan options, forbearances and deferments, and loan forgiveness. Contact Solutions at ECMC by phone at 1-877-331-3262 or visit their website to connect through email or web chat with one of their counselors.
In order to protect your identity and information, the Office of Financial Aid is available to answer general questions, however, any inquiries regarding your financial aid will require a photo ID.
FSA ID has replaced the Federal Student Aid PIN number. This will be your new way to log in to your account. Please see the attached link for STEPS on how to update your new FSA ID. Steps for FSA ID
Additional helpful links for Help with FSA ID
Want to know your status? Check your insideBC account for your 2016-17 Financial Aid Status. Verify if there is any additional paperwork that you will need to submit for the coming year. If it does not give you an option to check your 2016-17 status, please verify that your 2016-17 FAFSA was processed through www.fafsa.ed.gov. Remember: It is your responsibility to be sure you have submitted all required documentation in a timely manner!
If you are required to submit an IRS transcript of your 2015 tax returns, you can order Tax RETURN Transcripts online or call 1-800-908-9946. A free copy will be mailed to you. It may take 5-10 days to receive them in the mail.
Can locate your copy of your W-2? You can order Income and Wage transcripts online.