Your first disbursement date is determined by the date your file was processed. It should be noted that awards are based off enrollment status, and may be changed to reflect current enrollment status. Any student who has been overpaid must return the funds. Please check out our disbursement schedule.
Shasta College has partnered with a third party, BankMobile Disbursements (previously HigherOne) to deliver your financial aid refund. After Shasta College has received your FAFSA and you are registered for classes, you will be mailed a selection kit. This kit will come in the mail as a lime green envelope with an access code to activate your account with BankMobile. The options to receive financial aid are:
If you would like more information, our Bank Mobile website is extremely helpful.
All Federal and State Grants:
Step 1: Submit your FAFSA for the year you plan on attending.
Step 2: Check your email and MyShasta student portal account for additional documents needed to submit to the Financial Aid Office.
Step 3: For a new student, they will have to activate their BankMobile account (the system we have partnered with to disburse funds) and choose their disbursement preference. The student can choose whether to have the funds disbursed to a BankMobile card, direct deposit into a checking account, or a check in the mail.
BOG (Board of Governors) Fee Waiver: The student can either turn in a paper copy of the BOG Fee Waiver Application to the Financial Aid Office, or apply online. If the student becomes eligible after they have already paid for classes, they will be reimbursed the amount of tuition previously paid. In order to be eligible for a reimbursement, the BOG must be applied before the last day of the term. If you have questions on your reimbursement, contact Admissions and Records at 530-242-7650.
Scholarships: Students either login or sign up to Academic Works Scholarship Portal; input student’s information, and see what scholarships they are eligible for.
Tips: Generally, they will need to be registered in at least 6 units, have 12 college units completed by August 1st for the fall application period or January 1st for the spring semester, an autobiography (information about the student, including educational plans and future goals), and two letters of recommendation. Each scholarship will have specific instructions and guidelines, so the student can follow the instructions for the specific scholarships.
Loans: All loans must be processed through the Financial Aid office ** you must have a current FAFSA application completed before your loan application can be processed. There is a printable version of the steps to apply for a loan that can be found here.
*NOTE: When turning in loan paperwork, be sure to bring a valid government issued photo ID (Shasta College makes a copy to keep with loan forms)
Book Loans and Grants: Dates and requirements can be found here. Apply for either the book loan or book grant online at the following link. *Note: These are for students who are NOT receiving Pell Grant disbursements.
You can register for classes in person or online through your MyShasta portal. It is important to know your registration date as every student has a different date and time. When you register for classes, you will be required to pay all tuition and other fees in full to keep your classes. If you are having issues with this, please contact Dean of Enrollment services to inquire about a payment plan. Students who currently have an outstanding balance must have clearance and register in person at the Admissions and Records window.
There are several on campus resources that provide funding for on campus student positions, including Federal Work Study, CalWORKs, etc. If you don't qualify for any of these programs, we encourage you to visit the Student Employment office to determine if there are other opportunities for on campus employment.
After you apply to a university, it is important to stay in contact with that university. Generally, the university that you apply to will ask you to create a student portal account so that they can communicate with you and provide you with next steps. Do not miss any deadlines that these universities set with you. It is common that a university will ask that you send official transcripts from all colleges you have attended and sometimes even from any high schools you have attended.