Grants are monies that do not need to be paid back. The following grants are available to those who are eligible and/or qualify.
1st & 2nd Year Free
For many students attending Shasta College this Fall their tuition will be free for their first two years as long as they are first-time, full-time students. A new program, called the Shasta College Promise Program, is providing students who previously may have avoided going to school due to financial considerations, another chance at obtaining a college education.
Cal Grant awards are State administered and awarded by the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) to help pay for college expenses. There are three types of Cal Grant Awards; Cal Grant A, Cal Grant B and Cal Grant C.
California College Promise Grant (CCPG)
Formerly BOG Fee Waiver
The California College Promise Grant (CCPG) will waive the $46/per unit enrollment fee for California and AB540 coded residents who meet the financial income eligibility criteria based off of the FAFSA (Federal), California Dream Act, or the California College Promise Grant Application (State). If you are awarded the CCPG you will be responsible to pay the campus center, health fee, material fees and a parking permit.
California Chafee Grant
The California Chafee Grant is free money for current or former California foster youth to help pay for college or career and technical training. Chafee Grants don't have to be paid back. A Chafee Grant is a federal and state funded grant.
The Pell Grant program is the largest federal grant program for undergraduate college students. Awards are based on the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and enrollment status at the time of census each semester.
Student Success Completion Grant
In 2017, Senate Bill 85 initiated a new grant program for community college students. Formerly known as the Full Time Student Success Grant and the California Community College Completion Grant, the Student Success Completion Grant supports the persistence, retention and success of students attending community college.
Supplemental Educational Opportunities Grant
The Federal SEOG program is for students who qualify for the maximum Pell Grant. Funding is limited for this grant and awarding is done on a first-come, first-served basis. The Federal SEOG is $1,000 per academic year and you must be enrolled full-time (12+ units) to receive this grant disbursement.