Applying for Financial Aid​


Print the steps to apply here:  Steps to Fin​ancial Aid

Step 1: Apply for Admission to Shasta College 

Apply for Admission to Shasta College and obtain access to your MyShasta Account and the Shasta College Portal.

 Step 2: Submit the California College Promise Grant (Formerly BOG Fee Waiver)

Submit your California College Promise Grant (CCPG) application online. If you have trouble logging into the OpenCCC the help line is: (877) 247-4836 or email You can also visit our Student Success Center in Building 100 for hands on assistance. View their website for office hours at: Student Success Center.

Step 3: Complete your FAFSA Application

The FAFSA requires an annual submission. The FAFSA opened October 1st!
The 2017-18 FAFSA will cover Fall-17, Spring-18 and Summer-18. 
The 2018-19 FAFSA will cover Fall-18, Spring-19 and Summer-19.
Use the following worksheets to help collect required information for the FAFSA prior to submitting:

Submit your FAFSA at:

The Shasta College School Code is: 001289

Note: If you are not eligible to apply for the FAFSA please visit California Dream Act page for steps to apply for Financial Aid.

Check out the following Financial Aid Tips: 

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Step 4: Receive an Email Notification

  • Once the Shasta College Financial Aid Office has received your FAFSA, an email notification will be sent to you with instructions to submit any requested forms for processing.
  • You can view a list of your requested forms via "My Financial Aid" on your MyShasta Account. 
  • It is possible that no additional documentation is required to finish processing your financial aid. If this is the case, no forms will be requested on your "My Financial Aid" screen in your MyShasta account.
  • Regularly check your email and "My Financial Aid" for updated information regarding the status of your Financial Aid. 
  • View the current processing timeframe here.

Step 5: Eligibility 

  • Once your processing is complete, you will be notified by email to inform you of your current eligibility for  Financial Aid. Visit "My Financial Aid" to view your Financial Aid Award Letter, 
  • Check the disbursement schedule to view the scheduled Financial Aid disbursements.
  • If you were determined to be ineligible, information on why you are ineligible will be posted to the "My Financial Aid" screen of your MyShasta Account.

 Important Notes/Reminders:

  • All students receiving financial aid, excluding the California College Pomise Grant (Formerly BOG Fee Waiver) must have their High School Diploma or it's equivalent.
  • It is the students responsibility to stay informed of notifications sent out via email and posted on our website.
  • It is also the students responsibility to maintain and be aware of their Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standing.
  • It is the students responsibility to read and understand the Return to Title IV Consumer information website at:
  • If at any point it is determined that the student is ineligible for Financial Aid any awards will be cancelled. If a disbursement has already been processed, it is the students responsibility to repay any funds received.
  • It is also the students responsibility to notify the college if the student is attending another college and financial aid awarded at Shasta College needs to be cancelled.
  • It is the students responsibility to fill out all forms and applications accurately. If at any point there is conflicting information, it is the schools authority to request additional documents to verify the information in question. If at any point a students eligibility changes due to inaccurate information submitted, the student will be responsible to repay any funds received based on the eligibility change