How to Complete My File
I've done the FAFSA what's next?
1 to 2 weeks after you complete the FAFSA Shasta College will download the application. Once we have your FAFSA an email will be sent from our office. It will include links to the forms you need or you may log in to "My Shasta" to check your "My Forms START HERE" screen. The "My Forms" screen indicates which forms we need to determine your financial aid eligibility. Click back to the student menu to complete and print each form we provide.
We cannot download your FAFSA unless you have completed the Admittance Application with Admissions & Records.
Reasons "My Forms START HERE" doesn't request forms:
- The Social Security Number on the FAFSA is incorrect.
- Shasta College doesn't have your correct Social Security Number
- The Shasta College School Code was not on your FAFSA (School Code: 001289)
Make appropriate corrections with either your FAFSA and/or at the Shasta College Admissions and Records Office.
Submitting your Financial Aid forms:
- Log into your “My Shasta” account
- Click the "Student Menu"
- Click on "My Forms START HERE" to view forms requested
- Click back to the "Student Menu" and complete and print the requested forms
- Submit your completed forms in person to either, the Financial Aid Office (Room 108, Building 100), the Tehama Campus, the Intermountain Campus or the Trinity Campus.
You may also mail forms using the U.S Postal Service to:
Shasta College Financial Aid Office
PO Box 496006
Redding, CA 96049
- Provide copies of forms to our office. We cannot make copies. Submitted forms cannot be returned for any reason.
- Faxed or emailed documents will not be accepted
Proof of Graduation:
Submit a copy of your High School Diploma or Final High School transcript showing the graduation date or a copy of your GED or High School Proficiency. If this documentation is not on file it may delay your financial aid processing.
Be sure to provide this before your High School closes for the summer. Funding is not guaranteed for diplomas received after 6/30. Waiting until your High School reopens will delay your processing.
Note: Students that do not have one of the documents listed above will not be eligible for financial aid funding, unless they can provide an ATB certification from an academic counselor.
We process in "Received" date order. Your processing date will be the most current date listed on the “My Forms” screen after all documents have been submitted.
You may view the date we are processing on the Financial Aid Home page. Any forms marked as “Incomplete” or “Needed” in "My Forms" must be submitted before we can finish processing your file.
|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!
A valid FAFSA and all forms must be received while the student is enrolled. However, students selected for verification must submit all documentation within 120 days of the students last day of attendance. After that date the student loses any eligibility of aid for that academic year.
- Once your file has been evaluated and eligibility determined you may view your Award Letter on “My Shasta”. Award letters are progressive and funding is posted as eligibility is determined.
- The Award Letter is based on full-time (12 unit) status, if you are enrolled in less than full-time or if you drop classes during the semester your payments will be adjusted to reflect your current enrollment status. View our chart on the Disbursement Schedule webpage for more information.
- While we make
every effort to package accurate awards based on your cost of attendance and
need evaluation, we reserve the right to adjust your award notification at any
time. Awards may be adjusted for reasons such as change in units, additional
awards, funds availability or Satisfactory Academic Progress.
- Students who have been overpaid will be responsible to return
funds. While we make every effort to
cause the least amount of error, overpayments, regardless of the cause, will be
the responsibility of the student.
- Students may only receive payment from one institution at a
time. In some instances, due to attendance
during summer terms or transferring from another school, some students may
receive an overpayment due to a delay in reporting from the prior school.
When this occurs the student will be required to repay any overpayment.
Lifetime Eligibility Used (LEU):
Students have a limited lifetime
eligibility for Pell Grants. You may monitor your Pell LEU at www.nslds.ed.gov.