Need Books? "START" Here!

(Shasta Textbook Assistance on the Right Track) ​

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

Summer - 8:00 am on the First working day of June 
Fall -8:00 am on the First working day of  August
Spring -  8:00 am on the First working day January

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​
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 for a Boo​k Grant/Loan:

Complete and submit the Book Loan/Gran​t Application​

​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. ​​