​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Book Loans /Grants

​​(530) 242-7709
We start accepting applications as follows: 

ummer - 8:00 am on the First working day of June -Applications OPEN
                                 Fall - 8:00 am on the First working day of August - Applications CLOSED
                                 Spring -  8:00 am on the First working day January - Applications CLOSED

We accept applications for book loans all semester. However, to be considered for a book grant submit your application as close to the first application submission date as possible.​

Students that are NOT eligible to apply are:

  • Students receiving a PELL Grant payment the 1st disbursement date of the semester
    Note: Students living in the Dorms or Out-of-State students who are on a payment plan may still be eligible to apply.​
  • In "Default" status on a Federal Student Loan
  • Owe a grant overpayment
  • Enrolled in less than 6 units
    Note: Late start classes are not considered enrolled units until they start
  • Cumulative grade point average (GPA) Below 2.0
  • Currently attending High School and/or College Connection
  • Have an outstanding Short-Term Loan
  • Have an "unsatisfactory repayment" status on a previous Short-Term Loan
EOPS & TRIO Students: You may apply for a Book Loan or Grant.

Financial Aid Book Grant/Loan programs:

Shasta College Short-Term Book Loan
    • Apply each semester
    • 45 day short-term loan
    • Must be repaid to Shasta College
    • Covers textbooks through the Shasta College Bookstore
    • Maximum Book Loan: $350.00
Follett Book Grant 
    • One-time grant 
    • Does not need to be repaid
    • Covers textbooks through the Shasta College Bookstore
    • Maximum Follett Book Grant: $300.00 
Teresa B. Poore Book Grant 
    • One grant per academic year
    • Does not need to be repaid
    • Covers Books and Supplies through the Shasta College Bookstore
    • Maximum Book Grant: $400.00

Repayment Information:

  • Book Grants do not need to be repaid
  • Book Loans are to be repaid within 45 days and a charge will be posted to your student account upon approval of the book loan.​
  • Payments can be made by cash, check or debit/credit card
  • A late fee of $10.00 may be assessed​
  • Unpaid Loans will be sent to collections. All collection fees will be the responsibility of the student.

 Applying - Processing - Pick up Information:

Applying for a Book Loan/Grant:
When you apply; if a Book Loan is processed a charge will be placed on your student account immediately.  
Complete and Submit the Book G​ra​n​​t/​Lo​​an Application​​​​​​

Processing Timeframes:
Normal Processing: Allow 4 to 5 business day
During Peak Application Periods: Allow 7 to 10 business days

Processing & Pick-up Information:
    1. Funds are awarded on a first-come/first-serve basis If a Book Loan is processed on your behalf, a charge will be placed on your student iimmediately and you will be responsibility for to pay this debt.
    2. Once your application is approved a pick-up ​da​te and time is pos​ted to your "My Financial Aid" screen through "My Shasta" and an email will be sent. If your application is not approved the reason for denial will be posted to "My Financial Aid" through "My Shasta" and an email will be sent 
    3. You must be able to come to the Financial Aid Office​ at the main campus in Reddin​g to show photo ID and sign a promissory note.
    4. Take the promissory note to the Bookstore and the Bookstore will give you a gift card loaded with the approved grant or loan funds.

​Other Campus Book Resources

Shasta College Student Senate (SCSS) Lending Library
The SCSS Lending Library is a FREE program and is open to most Shasta College students. Contact Student Senate for more information on this program.
SCSS Office hours vary depending on the semester. Contact them at (530) 242-7743.
The SCSS Lending Library is located inside the Student Senate Office Room 2318 Building 2300

Course Reserves -Shasta College Library
Refer to the following link for information regarding textbook resources at the 
Shasta College Library. ​​