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Seniors and Senior Parents--FINANCIAL AID! FAFSA DEADLINE IS MARCH 2, 2019

If you are planning to apply to any accredited school after high school (trade school, community college, college or university) you should apply for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If you don't want to file because you do not think you will qualify, keep in mind that many scholarships ask for your Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) from your FAFSA. Or if your circumstances change before next August, you would have the opportunity to adjust your FAFSA.

Before filing a FAFSA, the parent and student will each need to create a FSA ID number. Go to to begin the process. You will each need your social security number to complete it. 

The FAFSA should be easier than ever to file. You can now file your FAFSA beginning Oct. 1, 2018 and it's still due by March 2nd 2019. The sooner you complete it, the better. And, they will now let you file with prior, prior taxes (2017 taxes). You can even upload your taxes within the FAFSA application. Go to to begin the FAFSA.
Welcome to the Shasta High School Counseling Department. Our goal is to help our students be successful during their academic career at Shasta High School and to prepare them for their future goals. We meet with students for a variety of reasons, and will assist with academic, social, personal and career goals.
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9 Ways to Convince Admissions you're a Winner!

A US News and World Report article gives tips on getting into college. Tips include making sure you stay on track, doing your best in the highest level of classes that make sense given your interest and aptitudes, showing off your different facets--that you're an athlete also doing community service or an artist performing research, creating a short list of schools, to a personal statement describing how you tick, or explaining flaws such as a a bout of bad grades sophomore year, and taking the lead and reaching out to admissions throughout the process.

Check out the Senior year College and Financial Aid Checklist to help guide you throughout the year!

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530-241-4161, Ext. 15011
Adrian Valdivia E-K
530-241-4161, Ext. 15536

Heather Van Slyke L-Rh
530-241-4161, Ext. 15010

Brian Beasley Ri-z
530-241-4161, Ext. 15013
Rhonda Minch
Counseling Secretary
530-241-4161 ext. 15516

Collett Stanger
530-241-4161 ext. 15514