John Mantle Student Center

Financial Aid

Welcome to Financial Aid

Applying for Financial Aid can be a complex and confusing process. The Financial Aid Staff are available to offer any assistance you may need, Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm, Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. We are located in the John Mantle Student Center.

Federal Verification Process

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We are pleased to announce we have established a partnership with Inceptia to expedite the federal verification process by utilizing the Verification Gateway (VG) online portal. If your FAFSA application is selected for verification by the U.S. Department of Education, you will receive an introductory email to the email address you provided on the FAFSA. If no email was provided, you will receive an introductory postcard. The postcard will have our school logo along with Inceptia's, so you will know it is official.

What Happens Next?

A custom school link will be included in the introductory communication requesting you access Verification Gateway. You will need to do the following*:

  • Confirm your identity (authentication).
  • Create a secure user name and password.
  • Decide if you want to receive text messages and e-sign your submission.
  • Access your Task List and begin the verification process (the list may consist of some combination of online forms and the request to upload specific documents to VG).

*Dependent students that provided parental information on the FAFSA are required to have one parent also authenticate and create an account. This parent will be required to e-sign or provide an ink signature once all documentation has been submitted.

Upon receipt of all required documents, Inceptia will begin the verification process. Students will be notified if there are any questions or if any additional documentation is required via email, text or postcard. Once verification has been completed, the student and our school will be notified.


If you have any questions about the verification process, please contact Inceptia, Monday through Friday from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Central Standard Time at 1 (888) 374-8427 or by email at

About Inceptia

Inceptia, a division of National Student Loan Program (NSLP), is a nonprofit organization committed to offering effective and uncomplicated solutions in financial aid management, default prevention, and financial education. Our mission is to support schools as they launch brilliant futures for students, armed with the knowledge to become financially responsible citizens. Since 1986, we have helped more than two million students at 5,500 schools reach their higher education dreams. Each year, we help more than 160,000 students learn how to pay for college, borrow wisely, resolve their delinquency issues, and repay their student loan obligations. Our solutions are designed to support student success by helping financial aid administrators maximize resources, so they can spend more time focusing on students. More information at


  • 2018-2019 FAFSA Available Now! Remember only go to to complete your FAFSA. The IRS Data Retrieval Tool is available only for the 2018-2019 FAFSA and will be using 2016 income information.

    If you are applying for the current school year (It's not too late!) choose the 2017-2018 FAFSA to complete.

  • FAFSA website

  • IRS Data Retrieval Tool Offline Until Start of Next FAFSA Season, in Fall 2017. To protect sensitive taxpayer data, the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) on and will be unavailable until extra security protections can be added. The tool is expected to be back online in fall 2017, when the next Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) season begins. The IRS DRT provides tax data that automatically fills in information for part of the FAFSA as well as the income-driven repayment (IDR) plan application for federal student loan borrowers. Applicants filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) can manually provide the requested financial information from copies of their tax returns. The online FAFSA application remains operational, and applicants can continue filing the FAFSA as they normally would. Please contact the Financial Aid Office at (530) 938-5209 if you need assistance. Remember to use your 2015 income information when completing the 2017-2018 FAFSA

  • PHOTO ID! ALL Students MUST provide their PHOTO ID at the Financial Aid window before information can be released. Help us keep your information SAFE!


The Financial Aid Office wants to remind you that it is your responsibility to stay informed of deadlines and financial aid status. It’s IMPORTANT to log onto your mySiskiyous frequently. For additional financial aid information use the links on the left side of the screen. You must also keep your mailing address up to date, this can be done by logging onto your mySiskiyous account or submitting a Change of Information form located in the forms link.

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The mission of the College of the Siskiyous Financial Aid Office is to increase opportunities for student access and success in higher education by helping students and their families.

Contact Financial Aid

Phone: (530) 938-5209
Fax: (530) 938-5367