High School Seniors

Welcome to Shasta College

​Planning for your education is an important step to your success. We look forward to helping you with your educational endeavors. This webpage will help you navigate the financial aid process during your Senior year in High School. We encourage you to complete the steps below and read through all the other financial aid webpages. If you have questions please email us at financialaid@shastacollege.edu  

PARENTS:
While we understand you may be assisting your student through the college process, the student must be the one to inquire about their financial aid. College students are included in the Federal Family Rights and Privacy Act. Students may call or stop by the Financial Aid Office if they have any questions. The student will need to present their photo ID or student ID number, full name and date of birth as a means of identification. 


Beginning October 1st complete the FAFSA

www.fafsa.gov

Shasta College School Code:  001289  

Apply For Admission to Shasta College:

Submit your application for Shasta College by clicking the "Apply for Admissions"  menu item at the following website:  www.shastacollege.edu   Note: Include your social security number and use your legal name.

Submit the Bog Fee Waiver:

Complete the online BOG Fee Waiver at least 3 days before registering for classes at the following website: www.shastacollege.edu/fa_bogfw 

Activate your "MyShasta" Account:

Click the "MyShasta" menu item at the following website www.shastacollege.edu and then click on "First Time Users Click Here" to learn how to set up your account.​

Financial Aid is a 2-Step process: 

  1. Submit the Free Application For Student Aid (FAFSA).  
  2. Complete and submit forms required by the College's Financial Aid Office.

When will Shasta College receive my FAFSA?

Beginning in March or April, your FAFSA information will be posted to your "MyShasta" account within 2 weeks of submitting your FAFSA to the federal processor. Check your "My Forms" though "MyShasta" for required forms needed to process your eligibility.

You will NOT receive a letter in the mail, begin here....  

Important: Students must use their legal name as shown on their social security card for all college forms. Do not use nicknames. 

Steps to Complete your Financial Aid File:

  1. Log into your "My​Shasta" account and click on "My Forms" under the Financial Aid menu to see which forms are requested to complete your financial aid file
  2. Print forms by visiting 2017-18 FAFSA Forms
  3. Submit only the forms requested through the "My Forms" screen
  4. Submit in person, by mail, email or fax, ALL needed forms to our office
  5. If you are required to submit IRS documents visit Requesting IRS Documents for more information.
  6. Submit your FINAL High School Transcript with graduation date or a copy of your High School Diploma by June 30, 2017
  7. Periodically log into "MyShasta" and check "MyForms" for the status of your submitted forms
  8. High School students will begin receiving their BankMobile Disbursements information by mail beginning late July. Visit BankMobile Disbursements for more information.
  9. Apply for Shasta College Scholarships for Seniors; available January on our Scholarships webpage.
  10. College students must have a government issued photo ID such as a driver's license, state photo ID, passport or military photo ID
Basic to financial aid eligibility is the family as the main resource for postsecondary education. Students who have guardians, are foster youth, or wards of court should review the FAFSA definitions in completing the application. A parent's unwillingness to provide information on the FAFSA is not sufficient reason to provide only the student's information; if you have circumstances that you feel warrant additional consideration, please access our Independent Status Review webpage by using the Financial Aid Menu for more information.​
It is your responsibility to stay informed of deadlines and other important information. Check the financial aid webpage regularly for important announcements. Read ALL the financial aid menu items to understand the financial aid process and eligibility guidelines. 






Frequently Asked Questions:

Why am I considered a dependent even though I do not live with or receive financial support from my parents? 
The federal criterion for being an independent student does not take into consideration where a student lives or whether or not they provide their own support. Refer to "Section 2 -Student Dependency Status" on the FAFSA 

If I am an emancipated minor or in a legal guardianship, am I considered an independent student? 
Yes. You will be required to provide documentation to the Financial Aid Office 

Why do you need my prior transcripts? 
All prior Official College /University and Final High School Transcripts with the Graduation date should be on file with Admissions and Records when you apply for admittance. 
If they are not on file with Admissions and Records we must have ALL Transcripts from ALL Colleges or Universities you have attended no matter how long ago to complete the process of your financial aid file.