Important Dates

  • 2020-21: April 14, 2021 was the last day to file an appeal for 2020-21 financial aid.
  • 2021-22: Satisfactory Academic Progress and Dependency appeals are now being accepted
  • 2021-22: EFC/Income Adjustment appeals will be accepted starting July 1, 2021
    • Accepted starting May 1, 2021 if enrolled in Summer 2021
    • Accepted starting July 1, 2021 if enrolled in Fall 2021

Submission Instructions  

  1. Refer to "My Financial Aid" on your MyShasta to view the requested Financial Aid Documents.
  2. Submit the requested documents electronically. 

Some forms are not available for electronic submission and must be submitted via e-mail, mail, or in person. Peak processing times: August, September and January.

Please note all offices are currently closed. Please submit forms via email to financialaid@shastacollege.edu or through mail.

Below are the Financial Aid Forms and/or Instructions explaining communication requests that have been requested through "My Financial Aid" on your MyShasta account. You will also be sent an email with the links to the form(s) being requested.

Below are the California Dream Act Forms and/or Instructions explaining communication requests that have been requested through "My Financial Aid" on your MyShasta account. You will also be sent an email with the links to the form(s) being requested.  

If you have been homeless prior to attending college, please complete the Form HYCR to be evaluated for priority registration. 

If you need verification from a Homeless Educational Liaison - view contact information here 

If you are a current or former Homeless Youth, please view this Homeless Youth Handbook, rich with information and resources to assist in planning for your future.

Appeal Process / Applications

April 30, 2021 is the last day to submit financial aid appeals for the 20-21 school year.

Appeals can take up to 2-4 weeks to process during peak times (June, August, September and January). Additional documentation may be required based on the initial appeal submitted, which can delay processing. Submitting full documentation with a clear explanation of your or your parents situation helps to expedite processing.

All appeals are evaluated on a case by case basis.

If it has been determined that you are ineligible for Financial Aid because you did not meet one or more of the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards, you can appeal this decision by submitting additional information regarding the unusual circumstances that prevented you from meeting these standards.

Submit a Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) appeal

Typical documentation that should be gathered prior to submitting the appeal:

Any third-party documentation that validates the reasoning for not making SAP two semesters in a row. (Examples of third-party documentation: Police Reports, Social Services reports, letters/statements from employers/counselors, medical reports, etc.)

Appeals submitted without third-party documentation will be delayed and possibly not approved for an appeal depending upon the reasoning.

If you were considered a dependent on your FAFSA and are unable to provide your parent(s) information due to extenuating circumstances, you can submit a request to have your dependency status reconsidered.

Submit a Professional Judgment Appeal RE: Dependency status

Typical documentation that should be gathered prior to submitting the appeal:

Any third party documentation that validates the reasoning for the inability to provide your parent(s) information. Examples of third party documentation: Police Reports, Social Services reports, letters/statements from employers/counselors, medical reports, etc...

Appeals submitted without third party documentation will be delayed and possibly not approved for an appeal depending upon the reasoning.

If you or household’s current income is different from the income reported on the FAFSA due to unforeseen circumstances, you may submit a request to reprocess your FAFSA using current and/or projected income.

Because our office needs as much current income information as possible to make an EFC/Income Adjustment Appeal decision, these appeals will be considered according to the following timeline:

Term First Day to Submit EFC/Income Adjustment Appeal
Summer 2021 May 1, 2021
Fall 2021 July 1, 2021
Spring 2022 December 1, 2021
Summer 2022 May 1, 2022

Typical documentation that should be gathered prior to submitting the appeal:

Any documents that can prove your household income change from the required 2019 tax year for the 2021-22 academic year:

  • 2020 Income Documents (IRS Tax Transcript, IRS Wage and Income Transcripts, W2’s, etc...)
  • 2021 Income Documents (pay stubs year to date, EDD Unemployment statements, W2's, bank statements, etc...)
  • If the EFC/Income Adjustment is due to unusual expenses that occurred this year, you will need to provide documentation about the expenses (e.g., receipts, bank statements, court document, etc…)
  • If you are a dependent student, you will need to provide documentation about your parent(s)’ and your income change
  • If you are an independent student, you will need to provide documentation about your income change (and your spouse’s income, if married)

We will not accept nor process EFC/Income Adjustments without documentation.

In addition, you will be asked to submit a detailed explanation of the changes to your household’s income. Your explanation should match your documentation; please provide relevant dates.

You may be contacted to provide additional documentation and/or a more detailed explanation.

Submit a Professional Judgment Appeal RE: EFC/Income Adjustment

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*If this is a formal grievance please follow the Student Grievance Procedure outlined in the Shasta College catalog.