Need Books? "START" Here!
(Shasta Textbook Assistance on the Right Track) ​

(530) 242-7709
       Spring 2015: Book Grant & Loan Applications Accepted Starting: January 2, 2015       

Students that are NOT Eligible to apply for a Book Loan or Book Grant are:

    • Students receiving a PELL Grant on the 1st scheduled disbursement date of the semester
    • 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 or College Connection
    • Have an outstanding short-term Book or EOPS Loan
    • Have an "unsatisfactory repayment" status on a previous Shasta College Loan
EOPS & TRIO Students: You may apply for a Book Loan or Book Grant. If approved, the Loan or Grant will be reduced by the dollar amount received from EOPS or TRIO.

Financial Aid Book Loan and Grant programs:

Shasta College Short-Term Book Loan
Apply each semester
45 day short-term loan
Must be repaid to Shasta College
Covers required textbooks only
Maximum Book Loan: $350.00

Follett Book Grant 
One-time grant 
Does not need to be repaid
Covers required textbooks only
Maximum Follett Book Grant: $300.00 
Note: If the total book cost exceeds the maximum Follett book grant or we are out of funding a Shasta College short-term book loan will be processed on your behalf.

Teresa B. Poore Book Grant 
One grant per academic year
Does not need to be repaid
Covers Books and Supplies
Maximum Book Grant: $400.00
Applying for a Book Loan/Grant:
  1. Complete and submit the following ​Book Loan/Grant Application
  2. Submit a copy of your Class Sche​dule
    Note: Waitlist classes will ​not be considered
  3. Submit the "Print List" for each class, for which you need a book, using the bookstore webpage
    Click the following link: Textbook Print List for more on how to get the book list.
                                T​he Book Store CANNOT print Book Lists.
    EOPS Students: Submit ALL print lists, not just for the books you need.
    The EOPS Book voucher will be deducted from the approved book loan/grant amount.
  4. Submit your application one of the following ways:
    >>In Person to the Shasta College Financial Aid Office Building 100 Room 108
    >>Take it to the Tehama, Trinity or Intermountain Campus, they will forward to us for processing
    >>Mail it to: Shasta College Financial Aid Office, PO Box 496006 Redding CA 96049
                                    Allow 4 to 5 business days for processing                                                
Processing & Pick-up Information:

  1. Funds are awarded on a first-come /first-served basis
  2. Applications are processed in "R​eceived" date order
    • ​Incomplete applications cannot be processed and must be resu​bmitted
    • Resubmitted applications are given a new "Received" date
  3. Waitlisted, late starting and added clas​ses cannot be consid​ered after you submit your class schedule for processing​
  4. Once your application is ​approved a pick-up date and time is posted to your "My Documents" screen through "My Shasta" and an email will be sent.
  5. You must be able to come to the Financial Aid Office at the main campus in Redding to sign a promissory note.
  6. Take the promissory note to the Book store and the Book store will give you a gift card loaded with the approved grant or loan dollars
  7. If you are application is not approved a denial reason will be posted to "My Documents" through "My Shasta" and an email will be sent

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.

Other Campus Book Resources

Shasta College Student Senate (SCSS) Lending Library

Need textbooks?
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 & Location:
Vary depending on the semester. Contact them at: (530) 242-7743. The SCSS Lending Library is
located inside the 
Student Senate Office, Room 2318 in the Bookstore Building.
Course Reserves 
- Shasta College Library
Refer to the following link for information regarding textbook resources at the 
Shasta College Library. ​​