Financial Aid and Veterans Services
Financial Aid and Veterans Services Office Mission
The Mission of the Financial Aid Office is to increase the number of students receiving financial assistance, which will contribute to the successful completion of their academic goals. Financial Aid Office Outcomes
What is Financial Aid?
Financial Aid is made available by federal and state governments and private sources in the form of grants, scholarships, loans, and work-study.
The basis for such assistance is the belief that students (and the parents of dependent students) have the primary responsibility in meeting educational costs.
Financial Aid is intended to help fill the gap between the student's/family's Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and the cost of attending college for the academic year.
11/10/16 -California Community Colleges Reaffirm 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
We process in "Received" date order.
Please Note: We post the “Received” date that our technicians have begun processing. This does not indicate that every file for a prior date is completely processed.
Each student will receive an email notification as soon as there is an update on their processing and updates will be posted to the "My Forms START Here" link through My Shasta.
Current Processing Date:
2016-2017 FAFSAs: 12/1/16