Paying for College

Fund your higher education by taking the first step and applying for financial aid. Learn more about the aid or resources that may be available to you. 

First-time college student?

You may qualify for free tuition through the California College Promise Grant or Shasta College Promise Program


Grants typically do not need to be repaid. Each award criteria and eligibility varies.


Scholarships are available to eligible students and are awards based on academic merits, community service, or other criteria. They do not have to be repaid and eligibility is determined by the individual scholarship.

Work Study

The Federal College Work Study (FCWS) program provides temporary part-time employment at 10-15 hours per week to eligible students.

Federal Direct Loans

Borrowed money that must be repaid with interest. Students and/or parents are required to sign a promissory note when accepting an educational loan. (As defined by

Book Assistance

Shasta College offers grants and loans specifically for book assistance. Funds may be used to purchase textbooks and/or supplies at the Shasta College Bookstore.

When will I get my Financial Aid?

View the schedule below to determine when your financial aid will be disbursed.

Free Tuition

For many students, free tuition is an option for California residents. Learn more about eligibility.