Bakersfield College

Bakersfield, CA, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$5,904
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$5,217
$30k - $48k
$5,999
$48k - $75k
$8,966
$75k - $110k
$10,549
$110k+
$12,027
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$1,325
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$7,261
Additional Costs
Books and Supplies
$1,854
Tuition Payment Plan
No
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Financial Aid Email: bc_faid@bakersfieldcollege.edu

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
34%
Average Aid Per Year
$5,313
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
34%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,354
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$550
Students receiving state aid
59%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$2,028
Students receiving federal aid
60%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,354

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
1%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$5,524
Students receiving federal loans
1%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,645
Average Other Loans Per Year
$2,500
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$5,687
Loan Default Rate
20%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$96

What Students Are Saying

2.90 Average Rating
the tuition prices are very cheap, with each unit only being about $26.00, and in return you get some professor's that are working on their master's and doctor's. you also get a huge library that's open 6 days a week, and offers free wi-fi and computer use.
Student from Bakersfield, CA
I'm personally terrified of being poor again - but Bakersfield College is wonderfully accessible. I only have to pay for my books and food!
Michael from Bakersfield, CA
At BC the classes and books are not too expensive, enabling you not worry too much about having low income.
Cody from Bakersfield, CA
The value is very good for what we pay. Classes here are half as much as the CSU's. They offer a wide variety of transferable classes.
Colleen from Bakersfield, CA
It is very cheap for what the education is actually worth.
Jose from Bakersfield, CA
This community college is one of the most inexpensive ones in California, yet they still deliver good quality. What more can you ask for?
Erika from Bakersfield, CA
Bakersfield is the cheap[est school in the whole nation at twenty-six dollars per unit. This new price is due to budget cuts in the state of California, taken into effect the Fall Semester of 2009. You can apply for financial aid through FAFSA for the Governor's waiver and the famous Pell grant. The only thing that will upset you is the price of textbooks which range from 100 to 200 dollars.
Karla from Bakersfield, CA

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