Our Financial Aid Team strives to provide you accurate information; through our web pages and your student "My Shasta" account, timely processing and valuable resources that contribute to your success at Shasta College.
Connie Barton - Director of Financial Aid
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It will assist us to provide the right information for your success.
Financial Aid Processing
We process by "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. Because we have a number of technicians; some of them may still be finishing files for a prior date.
Each student will receive an email notification as soon as there is an update on their processing. All updates will also be posted to the students "My Documents" screen in their "My Shasta" account.
Current Processing Received Date:
2014-2015 Paperwork: 2/25/15
2015-2016 - Starting in March we will download the 2015-16 FAFSA
Estimated Processing Timeframes
|March 1 - April 30
||2 to 3 weeks|
|May 1 - June 30
||3 to 5 weeks|
|July 1 - October 31
||6 to 8 weeks|
|November 1 - December 31
||3 to 5 weeks|
|January 1 - February 28
||2 to 4 weeks|
January 1st the NEW FAFSA is available
APPLY for the next academic year
Complete the FAFSA application:
Register for a PIN to sign your FAFSA electronically:
NSLDS for Students:
California Student Aid Commission:
WebGrants for Students:
Cal-Grant Account Login
2/2/15 - 2nd Disbursement on 2/6/15
Will include the 2nd 25% of the PELL, Supplemental Education and Opportunities Grant (SEOG) & Loan funds for those eligible for a payment.
Students with Loans: Check the letter mailed to you by our loan processor to determine if you will have a disbursement.
1/30/15 - 1098-T Forms
The 1098-T forms will be available electronically through your My Shasta account under Financial Information.
1/16/15 - Students
on Fall 2014 Warning
Due to the lengthy
process to determine
eligibility for students. Those students who were on warning during Fall 2014
should not anticipate funding for the first disbursement.
10/17/14 - Dropping Classes Almost Always affects your past and future disbursements!
For more information refer to the top of your award letter, or our disbursement schedule webpage, the top of that page gives you information on eligibility guidelines by unit.
Always talk to each office from which you receive services before you drop a class, each program on campus has their own rules and regulations!
A Photo ID and Student ID number are REQUIRED when requesting specific information during your visit to our office.
Specific Information can only be discussed with the student.
What if I earned a Bachelors (BA) and returning to Shasta
Once you have
completed a BA:
- You may apply for and receive
the Board of Governors Fee Waiver if eligible
- You are not eligible to receive
a Pell or to borrow a Subsidized Direct Student Loan
- See the Financial Aid Student
Loans webpage regarding borrowing limits for
Unsubsidized Direct Loans
- Complete the "Request
for Consideration" form available under "Forms" on
the student loan webpage and submit it with required loan
documents available on the Student
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 / families EFC (Expected Family Contribution) and the cost of attending college for the academic year.
Financial Aid 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.
Service Area Outcome:
1. At least 80% of all students surveyed will be satisfied with operations in the Financial Aid Department.
Student Support Learning Outcomes:
1. Students utilizing the walk-in service will be able to express satisfaction in obtaining the requested information and for the services received.
2. Students will be able to adhere to deadlines and accurately complete all necessary forms for financial aid using technology. This learning outcome will be demonstrated through the federal work study program. This learning outcome will be applied to the overall financial aid process.
3. Students will be able to adhere to deadlines and accurately complete all necessary forms for financial aid using technology. This learning outcome will be demonstrated