Fees and Funding
Bauman College is a vocational technical school, licensed by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. Bauman College is not eligible for federal financial aid that requires a "title 4" status. Prospective students should search for monies applicable to "vocational technical school" training programs. There are many options for privately funding your education here at Bauman College.
We encourage all incoming students to explore the web and use resources at your public offices to help guide you in finding grants, scholarships, and private loans.
Each year agencies and authors publish guides detailing all sorts of grants and scholarships available to individuals based on a myriad of qualifications. Go to your local library and ask the reference librarian to show you the relevant books. Focus on grants for vocational schools that do not have to be “title 4” for eligibility. Some available books on the subject are:
- The Scholarship Book, 13th Edition: The Complete Guide to Private-Sector Scholarships, Fellowships, Grants, and Loans for the Undergraduate (by Daniel J. Cassidy)
Grants and Scholarships
Check the sites below to find just some of the many grants and scholarships our past graduates have used.
- 10,000 Degrees - (formerly the Marin Education Fund) Marin County Residents may be eligible for a scholarship through 10,000 Degrees. Please call 415-459-4240 to inquire.
- California Adolescent Nutrition and Fitness Program (CANFit) - The mission of the CANFit Program is to engage communities and build their capacity to improve the nutritional status and physical fitness of California's low-income, multi-ethnic youth 10-14 years of age. Scholarships are available for African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Latino/Hispanic students expressing financial need to study culinary arts in the state of California. Call 510-644-1533 for more information.
- GoFundMe - GoFundMe makes it super simple to fund raise online for the things that matter to you most. It's easy to invite family and friends to donate to your important life events, education, projects, and causes. Simply sign up, create your donation website, share your link with friends, and collect donations.
- Individual Development Account (IDA) - Individual Development Accounts (IDAs) are special savings accounts that match the deposits of low and moderate income people. Savers use their savings for an asset-building purpose, such as post-secondary education or job training.
- Jewish Vocational Scholarship - The Jewish Vocational Scholarship Committee awards grants to Jewish residents of San Francisco, Marin, Sonoma County, and the Peninsula for vocational training.
- P.E.O. Sisterhood - P.E.O. is a philanthropic organization where women celebrate the advancement of women, educate women through scholarships, grants, awards, and loans.
- Scholarships from Tribes and Advocacy Groups - Native American and Native Alaskan students should investigate those scholarship opportunities funded and supported by individual Tribal Nations. Many tribes support their own scholarship funds, and offer financial aid to deserving members. Students should also consider programs supported by charitable foundations and advocacy groups that are dedicated to the needs and welfare of the American Indian population. Please follow this link and scroll down the page to Scholarships from Tribes and Advocacy Groups.
- Silicon Valley Community Foundation - This program administers a variety of grant programs with the majority of the awards designated for residents of San Mateo County and Santa Clara County.
- Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) - If you have lost employment or had your work hours reduced as a result of international trade (your job being outsourced) you may be eligible for funding through Trade Adjustment Assistance. Bauman College is an eligible training provider in CA and CO.
- Vocational Rehabilitation Services
- Women's Opportunity Awards program - Since 1972, Soroptimist has been helping women to reclaim their dreams. This program provides cash grants to women who are working to better their lives through additional skills training and education. Application deadline: December 1 of every year.
- Worker’s Compensation
- Workforce Investment Act (WIA) - Dislocated worker funds provide rapid response services to workers affected by plant closures and layoffs, industry retraining, and readjustment services. Self employed individuals and displaced homemakers may also qualify for these services. Bauman College is an eligible training provider in CA and CO.
Our Bauman College Advisors are here to help you.
Start by reviewing the opportunities provided above. Then schedule a phone or on site appointment with an Admissions Advisor.