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2016-17 FAFSA for Fall-16, Spring-17 & Summer-17

2017-18 FAFSA for Fall-17, Spring-18 & Summer-18​

Shasta College School Code: 001289​ 

Financial Aid and Veterans Services Office Mission

The Mission of the Financial Aid Office is to increase the number of students receiving financial assistance, ​which will contribute to the successful completion of their academic goals.​  

What is Financial Aid?

Financial Aid is made available by federal/state governments in addition to private sources in the form of grants, scholarships, loans, and work-study.  Financial Aid is intended to help fill the gap between the student's/family's Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and the cost of attending college for the academic year. Financial Aid is intended to assist students with classes that are specifically required for their declared educational goal.The basis for such assistance is the belief that students (and the parents of dependent students) have the primary responsibility in meeting educational costs. Click here to learn more on educational goal information. ​Click here for the steps to apply for financial aid at Shasta College.

Important Updates/Notifications​:

 2/16/2017: Holiday Office Closure Reminder:
The college, including all Student Services Offices, will be closed on Friday, February 17th and Monday, February 20th in observance of the Lincoln Day and Washington Day Holidays. We will re-open Tuesday February 21st and resume regular business hours. Our office wishes everyone a great four day weekend!
2/15/2017: Homeless Youth for Priority Registration:
A student who is declared a homeless youth may be eligible to receive priority registration. A homeless youth is an individual under the age of 25 who has lacked a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. The student must be verified as homeless at any time during the 24 months immediately preceding the application for admission at Shasta College. Read more at the: Financial Aid Appeals Page
2/10/2017: Shasta College Spring Scholarships are now open!!!
Apply now by visiting: 
2/9/2017: Special CSAC Notice:
 This Special Alert from the California Student Aid Commission (Commission) notifies Financial Aid Administrators and High School Counselors that the parent signature option of the California Dream Act Application (CADAA) is not functioning properly when using the Mozilla Firefox browser 
2/1/2017: Steps to College Event
This Special Alert from the California Student Aid Commission (Commission) announces the annual Steps to College Event hosted by the Consulate General of Mexico in Sacramento on Saturday, February 4th from 8 AM to 3 PM at 2093 Arena Boulevard, Sacramento, CA 95834.  Learn more at:
1/31/2017: 2017-18 California Dream Act Joint Letter (Revised)
1/18/2017: Resolution of the Board of Governors California Community Colleges
View the Board of Governors resolution supporting undocumented students at: Resolution of the Board of Governors CCC No. 2017-01.pdf
1/17/2017 LOSS OF BOG- Spring-17 Alert
The evaluation for students who may have lost their BOG Fee Waiver eligibility for Spring-17 has been completed and accounts updated. If you have lost your BOG we encourage students to Appeal through Admissions.  The appeal form can be found at: Loss of BOG Appeal Form
1/10/2017: Pell Grant Disbursement 1/13/2017
 In order for a student to receive a Pell Grant disbursement on 1/13/2017, the student must have had a Pell Grant on their award letter, registered in active classes and in good standing with SAP prior to 1/9/2017. The  next possible disbursement will be 1/27/2017. 
1/9/2017: Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Fall-16 Alert
SAP calculations have been processed for all Fall 2016 grades. Notifications and updates have been appliedto students accounts. If you have lost your Spring 2017 awards due to ineligibility please visit our SAP page  to learn more on how to regain your eligibility.  
12/21/16: Financial Aid Fridays starting January 6th in the Student Success Lab!!
Need hands on assistance filling out the FAFSA, Dream Act Application or BOG Fee Waiver? Click here to learn more on our upcoming workshops!

 Processing Information:

 We process in "Received" date order. ​The “Received” date in the students MyShasta Portal is the date that our technicians have begun processing. This does not indicate that every file for a prior date has been completely processed​​. Each student will receive an email notification as soon as there is an update on their processing and updates will be posted to the "My Forms START Here" link through My Shasta.​ 

​​Current Processing Date:

2016-2017 FAFSAs: 1/30​​​/17​

 Click here for estimated processing times​​​.


Contact Us​:

          Main Campus- Normal Office Hours:
          Monday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
          NOTE: Monday 5:00 pm to 6:00pm Financial Aid Staff available​ in Admissions &  
Tuesday - Friday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm​
Mainline: 530.242.7700
Phone Hours: Monday - Friday   8:00 am to 5:00 pm             
Email Response Times:  Please allow 1-2 business days for a response. 
Physical Address:
​Shasta College-Main Campus
Administration Building 100, Room 108
11555 Old Oregon Trail, Redding CA 96003
Mailing Address:
Shasta College
Att: Financial Aid Office
PO Box 496006
Redding CA 96049​

Important Links

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 Create your FSA ID to sign your FAFSA:
 Complete the FAFSA Application:
Learn more about the California Earned Income Tax Credit program at:

Selective Service
Register for Selective Service:


Learn more about Cal-Grant eligibility criteria at:​
Create your Cal-Grant account and monitor your status at:​

National Student Loan Data System
Login to view your federal student aid history and loan status at:​