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Bakersfield College

Bakersfield, CA 4-Year Public
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Bakersfield College Tuition Information

In 2022, tuition for full-time students at Bakersfield College was $1,380 a year for in-state students and $8,130 a year for out-of-state students.

On average, colleges raise tuition about 3% each year.

Remember, the advertized cost of tuition doesn't always tell the full story. Many students owe way less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are awarded. Plus, student loans can make theactual cost of attending college more manageable until you're done with college.

Tuition for international students at Bakersfield College is $8,130 per year.

Does Bakersfield College Offer In-State and Out-of-State Tuition?

Bakersfield College is a public institution, so it offers a reduced tuition rate of $1,380 for students who qualify as state residents and attend full-time.Non-California residents can expect to pay 8,130 per year for tuition.

Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. Public insitutions often offer a lower cost of attendance for those who qualify as California residents.

Choosing a school where you qualify for in-state tuition can save significant money on the cost of tuition, as well as loans and interest owed. Be sure to confirm your state's criteria for in-state residency. Every state has its own rules about what makes someone eligible for in-state tuition. Most states require students to have resided in the state for a certain period of time before qualifying. There may be other criteria too, depending on the state you and your parents currently live in.

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Is Bakersfield College's Tuition Different for International Students?

Bakersfield College has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.

International students at Bakersfield College can expect to pay around $8,130 per year, before any scholarships, grants or other financial aid.

Students from outside of the U.S. usually do not qualify for for federal financial aid, but may qualify for private or school-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities..


Bakersfield College Room, Board, Fees, and More


Tuition is not the only cost of attending college; there are other costs associated with college, like room and board, facility fees, and books and supplies. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at Bakersfield College.

House and Food Costs at Bakersfield College

Bakersfield College does not offer on-campus housing for students, so there is no cost for housing, however you should take into account the cost of off-campus housing when evaluating the actual cost of different colleges.

Board costs may vary depending on the numnber of meals you intend to eat on-campus

How Much Do Books Cost at Bakersfield College?

First-year students are sometimes surprised by how much books and supplies cost–and not in a good way. The actual cost of books and supplies depends on the courses you take and the textbooks, computer programs, or other materials are required.. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy books from students who have already taken the course.

Annual Fees

Most schools also have fees to offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the computer labs and libraries, athletic facilities, and more.

There may be optional fees associated with participating in certain activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or playing on an intramural sports team. Most colleges have ways so that those with financial need to find ways to lower or eliminate these fees.

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: Transportation costs at Bakersfield College

The cost of getting around in college depends on a few key factors. Will you drive, fly, or take public transportation to school? Will you need to pay to park on-campus? Is the campus small enough that you can easily walk from class-to-class?? Do you own a car, or will you need to use public transportation? All of these questions can make a big difference in your transportation budget.

A school's location can impact the amount you'll have to spend just to get around. Small, rural schools may be easier to get around, but the cost of getting to campus may be higher. On the flip side, getting around in an urban area can be costly, but cities may offer more buses, trains or affordable flights to actually get to school. Bakersfield Collegeis located in a urban setting in California.

Other Costs

When estimating your budget for college, be sure to leave some room in your budget for personal expenses, like movies, takeouts, furniture or appliances for your dorm or housing, and essentials like laundry detergent, toothpaste and toilet paper.


Total Tuition and Expenses at Bakersfield College


Now, let’s do a rundown of all of the costs associated with college, to get a better idea of what is really costs to go to Bakersfield College.

Total Cost of Bakersfield College

What will the cost of attending Bakersfield College be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.

2022 Total Tuition and Expenses
In-state Tuition $1,380
Out-of-State Tuition $8,130

The total estimated cost will vary depending on whether you are going to live on-campus or off-campus.

Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.


Financial Aid at Bakersfield College


In 2022, 0 of the 24,903 undergrads enrolled received financial aid.

Most Common Loans for Bakersfield College Students

Most students take out institutional or government loans, because they tend to have lower interest rates and more flexible repayment options than private loans. Loans from the federal government can be subsidized or unsubsidized. Subsidized loans do not accrue interest during school, while unsubsidized loans begin accruing interest at the time the loan is issued. If students do no qualify for enough federal loans to cover the cost of tuition, some take out private loans. Parents can also take out ParentPLUS loans, which are government loans for parents who are helping their children pay for college.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) helps colleges determine how much financial need students and their familes have, so they can offer a financial aid package that meets, or come close to meeting, their need. For more information on Bakersfield College financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.

Scholarships at Bakersfield College

Some students may receive grants and scholarships to help pay for college. Unlike loans, scholarships and grants do not have to be paid back.

Bakersfield College Net Cost

The net price of college is the actual cost of attending a school for one year. Net cost is calculated by subtracting any scholarships, grants or other aid that does not need to be paid back from the total cost. Student loans are not part of the calculation, because they need to be repaid.

Now that we have a sense of the total estimated costs for Bakersfield College students, we can subtract the average financial aid package to find the estimated net cost. Net cost can vary depending on a students’ need and the financial aid award received.

When considering whether a school fits your budget, it is important to consider the estimated net cost, not just the sticker price of tuition. Often, schools with the highest tuition also offer the most generous aid packages, so estimate your net cost before eliminating a school because it does fit your budget.

By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Bakersfield College seem more manageable.

What will attending Bakersfield College really cost you? The answer depends on several factors.

As of 2011, colleges are required to have a net price calculator on their website to help prospective students and their families understand the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the Bakersfield College's net cost calculator on their website.

Bakersfield College Tuition Payment Plans

Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.

Students cannot pay tuition in installments. Contact the financial aid office to verify this and discuss options.

Does Bakersfield College Offer Tuition Waivers?

Schools sometimes waiver tuition for certain groups, to offset the cost of attending. Some colleges offer tuition waivers for faculty, staff, and their families , underrepresented students, or military students. Even if you qualify for a waiver, other expenses and fees are the responsibility of the student.

Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.


Learn More About Bakersfield College


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