Finish Line Program
The Finish Line grant is intended to help students impacted by economic challenges persist and achieve their educational goals by providing funding towards education and personal necessities. Please see the FAQs below to learn more.
Thank you for your interest in applying to the Finish Line program. Unfortunately, the program is closed. We look forward to providing additional opportunities for student support in the future.
Note: Due to the high volume of responses, processing times may be slightly delayed. Thank you for your patience.
Frequently Asked Questions
Any Shasta College student currently enrolled in one or more units during the Spring 2021 semester.
Note that students are limited to one award per term and that immigration status does not impact eligibility.
You may be contacted via phone call or email for clarification of any point on your application.
Applications will be reviewed and prioritized each business day (excludes holidays and weekends). Depending on the volume of applications received, typical processing time is 1-4 business days. We appreciate your patience!
Unless you specify that you do not have reliable access to email, notice of your award status will typically be sent via email from email@example.com.
Please add this email address to your contacts, as this should help prevent your email provider from automatically routing the notification to your “spam” or “junk” folder.
If you don’t hear from us in the expected timeframe, please check to see if the message is hiding in one of those folders before reaching out.
Awards will typically be $500 - $1,000. The amount of an award depends primarily on the applicant’s “Expected Family Contribution,” or “EFC” as determined by the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or the California Dream Act Application. If you haven’t already, you are strongly encouraged to complete the appropriate application in order to ensure that you don’t miss out on other opportunities for assistance! Learn more about applying for financial aid.
Exceptions will be considered on a case by case basis.
No, this grant does not need to be repaid.
A wonderful way to “pay it forward,” however, would be to submit a short note, photo, or video of thanks along with a release form (PDF) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Sharing the impact that this type of funding makes in students’ lives helps us to continue raising funds for programs like these!
Please contact us if you have any questions about how to submit your thanks.
The Shasta College Foundation was awarded these funds by the Foundation for California Community Colleges as part of the historic, 20-year, $100 Million contribution that they received from the Jay Pritzker Foundation.