Archived Information Updates


3/8/2017: Scholarship Deadline Extended to 3/12/2017!!
Apply for Shasta College Scholarships now at: www.shastacollege.edu/fa_scholarships
 
3/7/2017: 2017/18 BOG Fee Waiver is available now!! Apply at: www.shastacollege.edu/fa_bogfw
Apply now for the 17/18 BOG Fee waiver if you plan on attending: Summer-17, Fall-17 and/or Spring-18. If awarded the BOG Fee Waiver, the standard $46/unit will be waived.
 
2/16/2017: Holiday Office Closure Reminder:
The college, including all Student Services Offices, will be closed on Friday, February 17th and Monday, February 20th in observance of the Lincoln Day and Washington Day Holidays. We will re-open Tuesday February 21st and resume regular business hours. Our office wishes everyone a great four day weekend!
 
2/15/2017: Homeless Youth for Priority Registration:
A student who is declared a homeless youth may be eligible to receive priority registration. A homeless youth is an individual under the age of 25 who has lacked a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. The student must be verified as homeless at any time during the 24 months immediately preceding the application for admission at Shasta College. Read more at the: Financial Aid Appeals Page
 
2/10/2017: Shasta College Spring Scholarships are now open!!!
Apply now by visiting: www.shastacollege.edu/fa_scholarships 
 
2/9/2017: Special CSAC Notice:
This Special Alert from the California Student Aid Commission (Commission) notifies Financial Aid Administrators and High School Counselors that the parent signature option of the California Dream Act Application (CADAA) is not functioning properly when using the Mozilla Firefox browser.  
 
2/1/2017: Steps to College Event
This Special Alert from the California Student Aid Commission (Commission) announces the annual Steps to College Event hosted by the Consulate General of Mexico in Sacramento on Saturday, February 4th from 8 AM to 3 PM at 2093 Arena Boulevard, Sacramento, CA 95834.  Learn more at: http://www.stepstocollegesac.org/
 
1/31/2017: 2017-18 California Dream Act Joint Letter (Revised)
 
1/18/2017: Resolution of the Board of Governors California Community Colleges
View the Board of Governors resolution supporting undocumented students at: Resolution of the Board of Governors CCC No. 2017-01.pdf 
   
1/17/2017 LOSS OF BOG- Spring-17 Alert
The evaluation for students who may have lost their BOG Fee Waiver eligibility for Spring-17 has been completed and accounts updated. If you have lost your BOG we encourage students to Appeal through Admissions.  The appeal form can be found at: Loss of BOG Appeal Form  
1/10/2017: Pell Grant Disbursement 1/13/2017
In order for a student to receive a Pell Grant disbursement on 1/13/2017, the student must have had a Pell Grant on their award letter, registered in active classes and in good standing with SAP prior to 1/9/2017. The  next possible disbursement will be 1/27/2017. 
  
1/9/2017: Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Fall-16 Alert
SAP calculations have been processed for all Fall 2016 grades. Notifications have been applied to students' accounts. If you have lost your Spring 2017 awards due to ineligibility please visit our SAP page  to learn more on how to regain your eligibility.  
 
12/21/16: Financial Aid Fridays starting January 6th in the Student Success Lab!!
Need hands on assistance filling out the FAFSA, Dream Act Application or BOG Fee Waiver? Click here to learn more on our upcoming workshops!

12/8/16: CalEITC4me Resource Information 

The California State Chancellor's Office is spreading the word about the California State Income Credit that is available for working adults. For more information visit: www.CalEITC4Me.org or talk to your tax consultant when you file your taxes to see if you qualify.

12/7/16: 2017-18 FAFSA Processing Update

The Financial Aid Office will start processing 2017/18 FAFSA applications starting in January of 2018. Please continue to check your MyShasta Portal and email for updates. We​ encourage all students and parents to  utilize the Data Retrieval tool within the FAFSA to streamline processing. If you have already submitted your FAFSA, you can go back in to your FAFSA use the Data Retrieval Tool and resubmit.  

11/10/16: California Community Colleges Reaf​firm Values of Inclusiveness and Diversity Following       ​                ​Presidential Election
 
 11/8/16: Possible SCAM - iTunes Cards
We have a report of a student being contacted by the "federal​ reserve" letting them know if they purchase an iTunes gift card they could be eligible for additional grants. The FAFSA is the state and federal application for student aid. FAFSA means "Free Application for Student Aid".  Don't pay for free money!​
 
10/14/16: Want to know more about the Financial Aid Process? 

Check out the following PDF: Financial Aid Essentials​

10/13/16 - You could win $2,500 for yourself and $2,500 for us! 
                 Enter the Log In To Win Sweepstakes! 

As a student, you face many challenges, especially in regards to your finances. A key element to mastering your money is being aware of how much money is in your account.

Our partner BankMobile Disbursements is sponsoring a sweepstakes to put you on the path of good financial habits. And entering is easy!

Whether you're a OneAccount or Vibe account holder, simply check your balance by logging in to your account from now through October 31 and get automatically entered for a chance to win $2,500! Plus, if you're the lucky winner, BankMobile will contribute $2,500 towards our general scholarship fund. Log in to your BankMobile account to get started.

Not an account holder? Not a problem. Go to bankmobiledisbursements.com/LogInToWin to register for a chance to win for you and us!

Thank You, 
Shasta College Financial Aid


We have partnered with ECMC Solutions for students to receive free loan counseling. Please call them for any questions in regards to repayment options, your loan status, etc… at 1-877-331-3262.
 
 
Don't forget to submit your 2017/18 FAFSA starting October 1st 2016!!
The Board of Governors (BOG) Fee Waiver is changing! 
Please visit our BOG Fee Waiver page​ for more information regarding the changes and how they could affect you! ​
 ​
6/14/16 - Higher One is merging with BankMobile Disbursements!
Please visit this page for updates regarding the third party Shasta College has partnered with to distribute Financial Aid Funds. 


 
6/1/16 - 2016-2017 Student Loan documents are now available!
To find more information on applying ​for loans for the 2016-2017 academic year, please visit this page. ​

4/25/16 - Looking for additional financial resources? Check out these great options!
If you are a Northern California resident and are looking for additional services that can assist
you and your family, check out 2-1-1 Norcal! ​211norcal.org

​Be sure to visit the Shasta College Financial Literacy page for more information on budgeting,
money management skills AND an additional scholarship opportunity through
icanaffordcollege.com!

3/22/16 - Like us on Facebook​!
Stay updated on what is going on in the Financial Aid office at Shasta College, as well as what
you should be doing for your financial aid process!
https://www.facebook.com/shastacollegefinancialaid

3/15/16 - Attending Summer? Need Financial Aid?
If you plan to attend Summer 2016, you must:
-Complete the 2016-17 Bog Fee Waiver
-Register for Summer Classes
-Submit the 2015-16 FAFSA (if you do not have one on file with Shasta College)
-Submit a copy of your class schedule or registration to the Financial Aid Office in person or via
email to: financialaid@shastacollege.edu

We will process your file for summer eligibility and contact you by email.

2/19/16 -We've teamed up with ECMC!
We’ve teamed up with Solutions at ECMC to answer all of your student loan repayment
questions. Solutions is a service of the non-profit organization ECMC and is dedicated to
helping students manage educational loans. Their resources are available to you free of
charge. To contact a Solutions Student Loan Repayment Advisor, email or web chat, or call
them at 1-877-331-3262.

10/30/15 Please click the following link for more information on CFPB Sues Company Over
Student Aid Scam.pdf

10/12/15 - Have your circumstances changed?
We are now taking Unusual Circumstance Appeals. The unusual circumstance appeal will allow
us to re-evaluate your file using current information /income rather than 2014 information/
income. For more information on this process click "Appeal Forms" on our menu and scroll to
the bottom of the webpage.

New State Grant available to full-time Cal-Grant B eligible students!
The Full Time Student Success Grant (FTSSG) is a new state grant that will be awarded to all
students who are certified eligible for Cal-grant B by Shasta College.
The maximum award amount is $600.00 ($300. per semester). Keep an eye on your award
letter to see if you are eligible. The first disbursement of this grant will be early October 2015!