​Fin​ancial​ Aid​​ and Veterans Services​

​​(530) 242-7700​
Information Updates

11/6/15 APPLICANTS NEEDED!!! ReOpened Scholarship Opportunities
We have the following types of scholarship opportunities available:
Open to All Majors // Ag-Natural Resources-Science // Auto-Diesel-Welding // Fire Academy // Football Team // Music-Art-Theatre // Nursing // Teaching // Phi Theta Kappa // Undocumented Students.  Go to the Scholarships webpage and click on Information for Students for requirements to apply and the link to the AcademicWorks Scholarship Portal!
DEADLINE: 11/22/15 BY 11:59 PM

11/6/15 -California Student Aid Commission 
The California Student Aid Commission (Commission) will be closed on Wednesday, November 11, in observance of the Veterans Day holiday.
WebGrants for Students and the IVR system will remain available for students to access their records.  The Commission will resume normal business hours on Thursday, November 12, 2015.
Please contact Institutional Support staff at schoolsupport@csac.ca.gov if you have any questions.

10/30/15 Please click the following link for more inform​ation on CFPB Sues Company Over Student Aid Scam.pdf

10/12/15 - Have your circumstances changed?
We are now taking Unusual Circumstance Appeals. The unusual circumstance appeal will allow us to re-evaluate your file using current information /income rather than 2014 information/ income. For more information on this process click "Appeal Forms" on our menu and scroll to the bottom of the webpage.

New State Grant available to full-time Cal-Grant B eligible students!
​The Full Time Student Success Grant (FTSSG) is a new state grant that will be awarded to all students who are certified eligible for Cal-grant B by Shasta College.
The maximum award amount is $600.00 ($300. per semester). Keep an eye on your award letter to see if you are eligible. The first disbursement​ of this grant will be early October 2015!

Wednesday Financial Aid Office Hours:
Starting 9/23/15 and Ending 11/23/15
Our office will be open 8:00 am to 1:00 pm

6/1/15 - Breach of Taxpayer Data at IRS
Click here for information on the Breach of Taxpayer Data at IRS webpage.

5/1/15 - New way to sign your FAFSA application. 
Click Create FSA ID for more information​ on this change.

What if I earned a Bachelors (BA) and returning to Shasta College? 

Once you have completed a BA:

  • You may apply for and receive the Board of Governors Fee Waiver if eligible

  • You are not eligible to receive a Pell or to borrow a Subsidized Direct Student Loan

  • See the Financial Aid Student Loans webpage regarding borrowing limits for Unsubsidized Direct Loans

  • Complete the "Request for Consideration" form available under "Forms" on the student loan webpage and submit it with required loan documents available on the Student Loans webpage

Financial Aid Processing

We process by "Received" date order. ​

Please note:  We post the “Received” 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 Received Date:  

2015-2016 Paper​work: Current

​Estimated Processing ​Timeframes

Timeframes vary dependent on the number of files received​​
March 1 - April 30 ​2 to 3 weeks
​May 1 - June 30 ​3 to 5 weeks
​July 1 - October 31 ​6 to 8 weeks
November 1 - December 31 ​3 to 5 weeks
​January 1 - February 28 /29 ​2 to 4 weeks
January 1st the NEW​ ​FAFSA is available
APPLY for the next academic year​


Do you live near Red Bluff, Weaverville or Burney?

Unable to make it to the Redding Main Campus?

Need to talk to Financial Aid about your personal information?


Go to: Tehama, Trinity or 
Intermountain Campus.

How ASK FA Works:
  1. Request to speak with Financial Aid
  2. Provide your picture ID to the campus personal 
  3. They will notify our office and we will contact you while you are at their campus
Days & Times:
Tuesday: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

During this call, we can discuss all aspects of Financial Aid. Including file status, payment status or personal information; as if you were in our office!

Contact Us

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours:
Monday & Tuesday
8:00 am to 4:30 pm 
8:00 am to 1:00 pm
Thursday & Friday

Normal Office Hours: 
Monday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am to 1:00 pm (Starting: 9/23/15)
Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Normal Phone Hours:
Monday - 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am to 1:00 pm (Starting: 9/23/15)
Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Email Response Times:
Monday - Friday
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Expect an email response within approximately 48 business hours. Be sure to approve finaidinfo@shastacollege.edu as a "safe sender" in your email account settings.

Redding Main Campus, Administration Building 100, Room 108

Our Mailing Address:
Shasta College Financial Aid Office
PO Box 496006
Redding CA 96049

A Photo ID and Student ID number are REQUIRED when requesting personal information during your visit to our office. 
Specific information can only ​be discussed with the student. 

​Web Links


​ fafsa
Complete the FAFSA Application
The NEW way to sign your FAFSA!
Click Create FSA ID 
for More Information

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Cal-Grant General Information


​What is Financial Aid?

Financial Aid is made available by federal and state governments and private sources in the form of grants, scholarships, loans, and Work-Study.

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 EFC (Expected Family Contribution) and the cost of attending college for the academic year.

​Financial Aid 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.


Service Area Outcome:
1. At least 80% of all students surveyed will be satisfied with operations in the Financial Aid Department.

Student Support Learning Outcomes:

1. Students utilizing the walk-in service will be able to express satisfaction in obtaining the requested information and for the services received.

2. Students will be able to adhere to deadlines and accurately complete all necessary forms for financial aid using technology. This learning outcome will be demonstrated through the federal work study program. This learning outcome will be applied to the overall financial aid process.

3. Students will be able to adhere to deadlines and accurately complete all necessary forms for financial aid using technology. This learning outcome will be demonstrated​