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Financial Aid & Scholarship Resources: In the library, on campus, and beyond
Welcome and Overview
Shasta College Library
offers a variety of materials to assist you with your research and course preparation, including books, e-books, print periodicals, online periodical and encyclopedia databases, DVDs, streaming videos, and more. The resources below are just a sample of what is available to you through your library, both in hard copy and online, 24/7.
Sampler of Favorite Online Library Resources:
Shasta College Financial Aid Department's Web Links
Shasta College Assistance Programs for Students
College Answer: The Planning for College Destination
Tips on applying, selecting, and paying for college.
College Savings Plan Network
The official site for information on 529 plans.
FAFSA on the Web
Information about federal student aid.
Users can match their skills, interests, and abilities to
database of 1.5 million scholarships.
Answers to almost every question about financial aid can be found on this helpful site.
Federal Student Aid
U.S. Dept. of Education's guide to grants, loans, work study programs, and other sources of financial aid.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Source for scholarships and higher education support for Hispanic students.
Project On Student Debt
Interesting articles on how to identify possible college financial opportunities, protect family finances, and more.
Saving for College
This site contains a helpful introduction to financial aid, as well as how to save for college.
For students seeking scholarships, this site offers advice and guidance about all aspects of the process.
Tools to aid in finding scholarships, college financial aid and choosing a college.
Book and Journal Databases
Foundation Grants to Individuals Online
Library database that allows individuals to search for scholarships and grants. Must use in the library.
**eBook Collection (EBSCO)**
24,000 books selected with an academic audience in mind.
All publications are available on or off campus with a Shasta College Library card.
Searchable both through the Shasta College Library catalog and through the
eBook Collection (EBSCO)
May be searched solo or simultaneously with other EBSCO databases
A Sampling of titles available online:
Finding the Money: The Complete Guide to Financial Aid for Students, Actors, Musicians, and Artists.
Kung, Jacqueline, et al.
College Matters Guide to Getting into the Elite College of Your Dreams.
Scholarships 101: The Real Guide to Getting Cash for College
Films on Demand
- Quality, closed-captioned, academic and vocational streaming videos from the Films Media Group. Many titles are also available in DVD format from the Library. These streaming videos may be viewed from the Library’s web page or inserted into online classes.
Loans and Other Credit
Managing Your Money
Teens and Money
Short film clips appropriate for college classes.
Obtaining a Bank Loan
**//Online Library Databases//**
Provides access to current events, research, and Government resources
Numerous databases may be searched individually or simultaneously
Many publications are available in full text
Most EBSCO databases are searchable with Library of Congress Subject headings, thus allowing for greater precision in searching
Try a search in the databases using these terms:
"student financial aid" and "college costs"
"student loans" and "financial planning"
Recent articles in
Student Aid: Will Many Low Income Students Be Left Out?
by Marcia Clemmitt. January 25, 2008.
Student Debt: Is the College-Loan System Fair?
by Marcia Clemmitt. October 21, 2011.
Reference Books (for use in the library only)
College Student's Guide to Merit and Other No-Need Funding 2005 - 2007.
LB2337.2 .S35 2005.
Directory of Financial Aids for Women: 2009 - 2011.
LB2338 .S35 2009.
(books and periodicals can be checked out for up to two weeks at a time)
Saving/Paying for College.
LB2342 .S335 2006.
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Obtain a Library Card
Faculty teaching solely online and students enrolled solely for Internet courses and those working or taking classes at a Distance Education site should follow this link to obtain their Shasta College Library card:
Online library card application
: Faculty members should enter their Shasta College ID# in the Student ID field).
Faculty and students teaching or enrolled in classes at the main Redding campus must visit the library's circulation desk to obtain their library card.
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