Appeal Information

*Before completing an appeal, make sure that you have completed the current FAFSA and have been determined ineligible for financial aid by Shasta College. If you are unsure of which appeal form you need, please contact the Financial Aid Office. Read through each appeal and description and attach the necessary paperwork before submitting an appeal. 
  • 2016-17 SAP Policy.pdf
    • This document contains the criteria that both the student and Shasta College must adhere to in order to be compliant with federal financial aid regulations. A student's SAP is evaluated at the end of each semester and can affect financial aid eligibility. ​
  • 16-17 GPA-Pace Appeal.pdf
    • ​The GPA/Pace Appeal is for students who are ineligible for financial aid due to a low GPA or Pace. The minimum requirements for financial aid eligibility are a 2.0 cumulative GPA and 67% cumulative Pace. Your pace is your attempted units vs. completed units. Withdrawals and F's count against your pace.
  • 16-17 Quantitative Appeal (Extension of Units)
    • ​The Quantitative Appeal for an Extension of Units is for students that have taken the maximum amount of units allowable for their program. Students are allowed to take 150% of the units required for their program. Your programs units can be found in the Shasta College catalog. Students that would need to complete this appeal could be those who already have an Associates Degree or those that have changed their major and are attempting another program of study. 
  • An email will be sent once a determination has been made. For more information on the Outcome of your Appeal.​
  • If your appeal is approved, you may be required to have your professors complete a progress report found here: ACADEMIC PROGRESS REPORT

Independent Student Status Request​​​

The Free Application for Federal Stud​ent Aid (FAFSA) and the California Dream Act (CDA) both calculate each family's ability to pay for college. The formula is designed to create a "level playing field" for all families in order to provide maximum funds to the neediest families. Part of the FAFSA application is determining if a student is considered an independent or dependent student. For more information on these definitions please click here. The Financial Aid Office recognizes that each student is unique. If you feel as though you have an unusual circumstance preventing you from providing your parent information on the FAFSA or CDA, please continue reading. 


The types of circumstances listed below, singly, or in combination, ​DO NOT QUALIFY AS UNUSUAL CIRCUMSTANCES: 

  • Your parents refuse to contribute to the your education
  • Your parents are unwilling to provide information on your FAFSA or CDA or for verification
  • Your parents do not claim you as a dependent for income tax purposes
  • You demonstrate total self-sufficiency
The types of circumstances listed below are EXAMPLES OF UNUSUAL CIRCUMSTANCES THAT MAY QUALIFY for a review of your Dependency status:
  • Your parent is in prison
  • Your parent is hospitalized
  • You have an estranged family situation
  • Your parents live out of the country and you are unable to maintain reasonable contact with them

If your family situation involves an unusual circumstance such as those described above and documentation is provided, you may request a review of your dependency status. Please complete and submit the appropriate form below, along with any additional paperwork. 

Unaccompanied Homeless You​th

A student still enrolled in high school, not living in the physical custody of a parent or guardian, is not living in fixed, regular, or adequate housing as of the date the FAFSA is signed should not complete a Independent Student Status Request form; instead request a letter of verification of unaccompanied homeless youth from one of the following agencies and then submit a copy to the Shasta College Financial Aid Office for review:

  • Shasta County Office of Education Homeless Liaison; Redding CA:

          Marie Hyres 530-225-5390 or visit:

  • Shasta Union High School District Homeless Liaison; Redding CA:

          Michael O'Leary 530-245-2790 or  or visit:

  • Gateway Unified School District; Redding CA:

Debbie Boontjer 530-245-7929 or or visit:

  • Good News Rescue Mission; Redding CA:

          Pastor Dave Honey 530-241-5754 or visit:

  • Anderson Union High School Homeless Liaison; Anderson CA:

          Brant Schriner 530-365-6054 ext:1011 or visit:

  • Tehama County Department of Education Homeless Liaison; Red Bluff, CA:

          Jo Kee 530-527-5811 ext:394 or visit:

  • Siskiyou County Office of Education Homeless Liaison; Yreka, CA:

          Colette Bradley 530-842-8461 or  or visit:

  • Glenn County Department of Education Homeless Liaison; Willows, CA:

           Robin Smith 530-934-6575 ext:3176 or visit:

If you have attended a high school that resides outside of the counties listed above, please contact the Schools' County Office of Education for which county your high school resides.

 Priority Registration-Homeless Youth 

If the student is declared a homeless youth for admissions purposes, the student will retain priority registration for a period of up to six years from the date of admission to the postsecondary educational institution. 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.
If you think your situation is similar to the above statement, please complete the Form HYCR below to be evaluated for priority registration:

Unusual Financial Circumstances Appeal

Complete the appropriate form, found below, if you or your parent have experienced an extenuating circumstances that affects household resources such as loss of employment, illness, injury, etc. If approved through a professional judgment process, this will allow the Shasta College Financial Aid office to make changes to your FAFSA and reprocess your financial aid based on the new submitted information. 


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