Student Loans​

Contact ​Barbara, the Loan Processor


  ​Loan disbursements begin 30 days after the semester begins. 
Expect notification of disbursement dates from Shasta College once you are processed.
IMPORTANT:  You must submit your 2015-16 FAFSA and complete your file prior to submitting loan forms.  Access "How to ​complete My File" or the "Financial ​Aid Overview" for more information​.​​​​

Important for the following groups:

Default Management Plan:

As part of the Shasta College default management plan, students with a prior history of loan discharge or default are automatically denied a loan.

However, if you are denied on this basis, you may submit an appeal to the Financial Aid office to be reviewed by the Director of Financial Aid. Eligibility will be reviewed on a case by case basis. Complete the 15-16 Loan Appeal Request located under "Appeal Forms" on this page.

​Loan Appeal Forms

Use the following form if you have had a Prior Default -
15-16 Prior Default Explanation Form

Use the following form if you have a Bachelors Degree -​

Students who are citizens of the Freely Associated States-the Federated States of Micronesia, the republics of Palau and the Marshall islands are not eligible for federal student loans, but are eligible for Pell Grants. Citizens of Palau are also eligible for FWS and FSEOG.​


April 1, 2016

FAQ Links:

Shasta College does not certify private loans.

First-Time Borrowers:
As of July 1, 2013 first-time borrowers are subject to time limitation eligibility and loss of interest subsidy on Direct Subsidized Loans and will be required to complete and pass an additional Entrance Exam.
Click Limits for First Time Borrowers for more information​​

Dropping classes could affect your ability to receive future subsidized loan funds.​

2011 Cohort Default Rate for Shasta College is 18.2% of the number of students that borrow against the national comparison​.​​
(2010 rate 18%)
National Default Rate cannot exceed 30%

Complete the following Student Loan Steps 


Step 1: 15-16 Form LB

A dollar amount must be specified on the form. Click here for Loan Limits

Step 2: Comprehensive Education Plan

Submit a copy of your Comprehensive Education Plan
Contact the Counseling Department at 530-242-7724 to make an appointment to have a Comprehensive Education Plan made.
All prior college units must be evaluated by a Shasta College Counselor and noted on your Comprehensive Education Plan.

Step 3: Master Promissory Note

Sign the Master Promissory Note (MPN) online with the Department​ of Education at 
This must be completed each year you submit loan forms at Shasta College. 
Electronic confirmation must be received by Shasta College before a loan will be processed.

NEW BORROWERS (Additional Steps):

Who is a new borrower?
~ A student who has never borrowed a student loan
~ A student who has a zero balance or has paid in full all previous student loans
~ A student who is borrowing loan funds at Shasta College for the first time

Loan Entrance Counseling

Complete the Direct Stafford Loan Entrance Counseling at
Electronic confirmation must be receive​d by Shasta College before a loan will be processed.

15-16 Form NBEQ

Answers to these questions can be found on the attachment "Time Limitations on Direct Subsidized Loan Eligibility for First-Time Borrowers on or after July 1, 2013" document provided with the form.

Submission of  Loan Forms:

  • DO NOT mail, fax, use the night drop box or send your loan forms with another person. They will NOT be processed and will be returned to you by mail, which will delay your loan processing.
  • Bring your valid Driver's License or government issued picture ID:
    Shasta College will make a copy to keep with your loan forms.
  • Submit forms in person to:
    Financial Aid Office, Redding Main Campus
    Tehama Campus, Red Bluff 
    Trinity Campus, Weaverville
     Intermountain Campus, Burney
  • Incomplete loan documents or altered forms will not be accepted.​

Status of Submitted Loan Forms:

  • ​​Your loan cannot be certified until your ​financial aid form(s), requested via My Forms-START HERE in your My Shasta account have been "Received" and reviewed​
  • Upon processing, your certified loan amounts will be added to your Financial Aid Award Letter
  • An ​Award Letter with the loan disbursement dates will be mailed to you via the U.S Postal Service
  • The Loan Processor will communicate with you via your "My Forms-START HERE" in your My Shasta account​ and also by mail using the U.S Postal Service​

Complete Exit Counseling:
Loan recipients must complete exit counseling upon graduating, transferring, and/or withdrawing.

Log into:

  • Complete Exit Counseling 
  • Shasta College must be selected as the college to receive your Exit Counseling electronically. 
  • Shasta College will send a confirmation email upon receipt of your electronic Exit Counseling. Keep your email address current.
Repayment Information:
​​​​Federal Student Loans are required by law to provide a range of flexible repayment options, including but not limited to, income-based repayment and income contingent repayment plans, and loan forgiveness benefits which other student loans are not required to do. 

Federal student loans are available to students regardless of income. For more information on loan repayment go to:

​The Shasta College Financial Aid Office does not discriminate against any borrower or applicant in obtaining a loan on the basis of race, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, age, or disability status. ​