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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 and private sources in the form of grants, scholarships, loans, and work-study. The basis for such assistance is the belief that students (and the parents of dependent students) have the primary responsibility in meeting educational costs. 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. 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​:

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 applied to 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!

12/11/16: Holiday Office Hours posted below on this page 

12/8/16: CalEITC4me Resource Information 

The California State Chancellor's Office is spreading the word about the California State Income Credit that is available for working adults. For more information visit: or talk to your tax consultant when you file your taxes to see if you qualify.

12/7/16: 2017-18 FAFSA Processing Update

The Financial Aid Office will start processing 2017/18 FAFSA applications starting in January of 2018. Please continue to check your MyShasta Portal and email for updates. We​ encourage all students and parents to  utilize the Data Retrieval tool within the FAFSA to streamline processing. If you have already submitted your FAFSA, you can go back in to your FAFSA use the Data Retrieval Tool and resubmit.  

11/10/16: California Community Colleges Reaf​firm Values of Inclusiveness and Diversity Following       ​                ​Presidential Election
 11/8/16: Possible SCAM - iTunes Cards
We have a report of a student being contacted by the "federal​ reserve" letting them know if they purchase an iTunes gift card they could be eligible for additional grants. The FAFSA is the state and federal application for student aid. FAFSA means "Free Application for Student Aid".  Don't pay for free money!​
10/14/16: Want to know more about the Financial Aid Process? 
Check out the following PDF: Financial Aid Essentials

 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 is 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: 1/6/17​

 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 CalGrant account and monitor your status at:​

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