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Bakersfield College Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$15,609 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$1,288 tuition
$12,492 off campus room & board
$1,791 books and supplies
$38 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$22,105 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$7,196 tuition
$12,492 off campus room & board
$1,791 books and supplies
$626 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$458 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
76% of students receive aid
60% get federal aid ($4,322 avg)
64% get state aid ($1,843 avg)
8% get institn'l aid ($458 avg)
1% get loans ($5,291 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 0.0504% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.98% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $5,007 76%
Federal Grant Aid $4,322 60%
Pell Grants $4,276 60%
Other Federal Grants $437 6%
Institution Grant Aid $458 8%
State Grant Aid $1,843 64%
Student Loans $5,291 1%
Federal Loans $5,291 1%
Other Loans - 0%

Merit Aid Available

No known Merit Aid available.

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Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 2
Financial aid deadline: June 30
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Financial Aid Contact Info
1801 Panorama Dr
Bakersfield, CA 93305-1299
(661) 395-4011
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $46
Out of State $257


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Michael from Bakersfield, CA
  • Mar-02-2018 I am a current student here

    I'm personally terrified of being poor again - but Bakersfield College is wonderfully accessible. I only have to pay for my books and food!

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  • 5
  • Joshua from Bakersfield, CA
  • Oct-26-2016 I am a current student here

    If you take the time to plan out all your classes and meet with counselors your time will be worth every penny you spend. Teachers also find the cheapest book possible to help students with tuition.

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  • 5
  • Chandler from Bakersfield, CA
  • Apr-10-2014 I am a current student here

    I took the same class with the same professor at this school versus CSUB. I got the same education for a thousand dollars less. This school is high underrated for what it actually is. I enjoyed the entire four years I spent there. Great school.

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