What financial aid is available?

All financial aid administered at Shasta College is available to ACE students who meet eligibility requirements. This includes federal and state grants, the California College Promise Grant (CCPG - formerly the BOG Fee Waiver), scholarships, loans and federal work-study (an opportunity to work on campus and receive a paycheck). General Financial Aid Information is available​ online.

ACE students are required to meet standard rules for financial aid eligibility. Please review the following policies regarding financial aid eligibility:

It is critical to check your MyShasta account for information about your financial aid. Some students may need to submit additional documents, beyond the FAFSA application, in order for the Financial Aid Office to evaluate a student’s financial aid eligibility. See the online instructions for: How to Complete My File​.

For Current ACE Students Looking to Drop Classes

Please do not drop an ACE class without discussing your situation with the ACE staff or Counselor, or the Financial Aid Office first so we can fully inform you what effect dropping would have on current and future financial aid.

For more information

​​If you are an ACE student and have questions about your eligibility, award amount, disbursement dates, and/or thinking of dropping a class please contact Heidi Loftus in the Financial Aid Office by calling (530) 242-7713 or emailing hloftus@shastacollege.edu.​

ECE Educational Support Grant

Students pursuing a career in early childcare/development and attending a California community college may be eligible to apply for the Educational Support Grant.

Grant funding (to support tuition and/or textbook costs) is based on submission of a complete application, the number of eligible students and successful completion of courses with a grade of "C" or better. Limited funding is distributed on a first come, first served basis.

ACE Program Terri Trimeloni Schindler Memorial Scholarship

Terri Trimeloni Schindler was a Shasta College employee who was also a member of our first ACE cohort that started in June 2016. She completed her Associate degree in Business, but unexpectedly passed away two days before the end of her last class in March 2018. She fully earned her degree and her diploma was presented to her family at her celebration of life. Terri was beloved by her many family members, friends, colleagues at Shasta College, and her ACE classmates. She was extraordinarily kind​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ and supportive of all she knew. This scholarship has been created in her memory and will be awarded each Fall and Spring semesters to an ACE student who is enrolled in at least six units of ACE-compressed classes in a semester, has completed a FAFSA (or CA Dream Application), with priority going to an ACE student who is also a Shasta College employee. The application is part of the Shasta College Scholarship Application. 

With the ACE program I don't feel like a little fish in a big pond all alone! They make sure I have the tools to succeed!