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How to Complete My File 
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I've done the FAFSA what's next?
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) documents will be posted to your "MY Documents" screen through "My Shasta" within 2 weeks of completing your FAFSA. A​n email will be sent from our office once we have downloaded your application. 

If My Documents does not request documents within two weeks, compare your FAFSA information to your Shasta College information. Verify that your legal name, date of birth and social security number match between FAFSA and Shasta College.  Make appropriate corrections with either your FAFSA and/or at the Shasta College Admissions and Records Office. Within 1 week of making corrections check "My Documents" for updates

Submitting your Financial Aid Documents 

  • Log into your student “My Shasta”  ac​count  
  • Click on "My Documents"  using the Financial Aid Menu to view your required forms
  • Click back to the Financial Aid Menu complete and print each form requested on the "My Documents" screen 
  • Click on "Document Descriptions" for more information on requested forms
  • Submit all requested forms at one time, you may mail them using the U.S. Postal Service or if you are on campus, in person. 
  • Provide copies of forms to our office, we cannot make copies or return your forms. 
  • 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. 

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 date order “Received”.  Your processing date will be the most current date listed on the “My Documents” screen after all documents have been submitted.   

You may view the date we are processing on the Financial Aid Home page. Any documents marked as “Incomplete” or “Needed” in "My Documents" are needed before we can finish processing your file. Submit these forms as soon as possible.​

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 30 ​6 to 8 weeks
November 1 - December 31 ​3 to 5 weeks
​January 1 - February 28 ​2 to 4 weeks
​January 1st the NEW​ ​FAFSA is available, APPLY for the next academic year!

All documents must be received as well as a valid FAFSA 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.

Award Letters:  

  • The Bog Fee Waiver (BOGFW) initiates an Award Letter, it is not a complete Award Letter until "My Documents" through "My Shasta"  is marked "Processed" on all submitted items.
  •  A “Processed” status indicates that your file has been evaluated and eligibility determined. 
  •  View your Award Letter on “My Shasta”. Award letters are progressive and funding is  posted as eligibility is determined. 
  • Grant funding 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.

Please be aware that awards are progressive and posted as eligibility is determined.  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 cross overpayments 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 Gran​ts. You may monitor your Pell LEU at www.nslds.ed.gov

Board of Governor Fee Waivers:
The most current BOGFW covers Summer, Fall and Spring.  New BOGFW applications are available in Late-April of each year. Be sure to complete only 1 BOGW application--online.  

When will I receive disbursements?
Visit the "Disbursement Schedule" webpage using the Financial Aid Menu for more information.