​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Book Loans /Grants

​​(530) 242-7709
Applications for the current semester are accepted on: 

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

Grant funds are limited and awarded in order requests are received. If funding for books is needed, students are encouraged to select "applying for both" (meaning either a grant or a loan.) This will expedite funds if grants are no longer available.​


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

NOTE: EOPS and TRiO students you may be eligible for a Book Grant or Loan.

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
    • Once a Bookstore Gift Card has been issued, the Loan cannot be cancelled or changed. 
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 at the time the gift card is picked up.  ​

Complete and Submit the 
Book Gra​n​​t/​Lo​​an A​pplication​​​​​​​​​​
Spring 2020 Book Grant Funds have been expended. you may still apply for book loans which are required to be repaid within 45 days or with your next financial aid disbursement whichever is first. 

Processing Timeframes:

Normal Processing: Allow 4 to 5 business days

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 account. You will be responsible for this debt. Remember, this is a short-term loan and is due 45-days from the receipt. A late fee of $10.00 may also be assessed to your account.
    2. Once your application has been processed, an email will be sent to you. If your application is not approved the reason for denial will be posted to "My Financial Aid" through "My Shasta".
    3. If your request is approved, you will receive a gift card to be used at the Shasta College Bookstore. Gift cards are to be picked up at the Shasta College Bookstore unless you requested to pick up at an extended ed site. In that case, cards will be issued by the administrative secretary for the site. You will need to present a valid photo ID at time of pickup and sign a master promissory note.
    4. Once a Bookstore Gift Card has been issued, the Loan/Grant cannot be cancelled or changed. 
(students no longer need to visit the Admissions & Financial Aid Office to pick up their book grant/loan.)

​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. ​​