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What is a Federal Pell Grant?

A Federal Pell Grant, unlike a loan, does not have to be repaid.  Federal Pell Grants usually are awarded only to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor's or professional degree.
Grants start from $692.00 to $6,895.00.
Apply free online at
(our federal school code is 030674)
Financial aid is available to students who qualify and meet the requirements.  You must be enrolled and attending one of the career technical education courses.
For more information about the Financial Aid offered, call
(626) 856-4127 or
visit the BPACE Financial Aid Office (located in office D) at
4640 N. Maine Ave.
Baldwin Park, CA  91706
Financial Aid Approved ProgramsFAFSA
  • Administrative Assistant - 620 Hours
  • Automotive Services - 950 Hours
  • Barbering - 1000 Hours
  • Cosmetology - 1000 Hours
  • Electrician - 900 Hours
  • Food Service and Hospitality (Culinary Arts) - 692 Hours
  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) - 710 Hours
  • Support Services Medical Assistant Administrative and Clinical - 800 Hours
  • Therapeutic Services (Pharmacy Technician) - 615 Hours
  • Demonstrate financial need;
  • Must be 18 years old;
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen;
  • Have a valid Social Security number;
  • Maintain monthly satisfactory academic progress and attendance to continue receiving federal student aid;
  • Have a high school diploma or a recognized equivalent such as a GED or HSE (high school equivalency) certificate;
  • Plan to enroll in an eligible career pathways program;
  • Complete all pending financial aid requirements (if applicable)
  • Financial aid is not available for students who have a bachelor's degree
What can you do if you don't meet the High School Diploma/HSE Requirements?
Students who don't meet the High School Diploma/HSE requirements can take the Wonderlic ATB Test.  For more information, please go the the Wonderlic ATB Test tab on our website.
* All veteran students must adhere and follow up with Council on Occupational Education Commission (COE) and requirements (this includes job placement and follow up).