What is the COA (Cost of Attendance) at Shasta College?
The COA is a standardized budget established and applied to all applicants based on the students residency status and information submitted on the students FAFSA. We use the standard COA when awarding financial aid to students. This also means that we cannot over-award a students COA. These projections are provided to assist students in planning and budgeting in order to attend Shasta College financially prepared. We highly recommend that all students evaluate their true income and expenses, as the amounts listed below may not fit every students financial situation.
What is Financial Need?
Most financial aid awards are based on financial need, which is the difference between the COA and the Expected Family Contribution (EFC).
- Financial need is calculated by subtracting the EFC from the COA. The resulting number is called financial need this is the maximum funding that can be received for the current academic year.
- "Need" is not necessarily the amount of funding you will receive.