Welcome to the Financial Aid Office


We are dedicated to helping prospective and current students and their families apply and help determine eligibility for federal and state financial aid. These programs are administered in compliance with current local, state, and federal regulations. We hope that the information found on our website will be helpful to you.

COS School Code: 001186

Financial Aid Services now available at all three COS Campuses! Call:  

                                        Visalia Campus: (559) 730-3747
                                       Hanford Campus: (559) 583-2511
                                        Tulare Campus: (559) 688-3013

Follow Federal Student Aid at: ​​ 

FA FACTS Sheet rev 3.14.16.jpgFinancial Aid FACTS      ​​​​​​​​​​


Go to College for FREE! (1).jpg




2019-2020 FAFSA and Dream Act application available October 1st!

Apply for financial aid early! The applications for the following school year will be available Monday, October 1st.  Both applications will be based on 2017 income.  Don't wait!  If you need help completing the application, stop by the Welcome Center at the Visalia campus, the Hub at the Hanford campus, or Student Services at the Tulare campus.

Check your Financial Aid Status

Want to know what your status is?  Check your Banner Web account for your financial aid status.  You can confirm that your FAFSA/Dream Act application was received and if there is additional paperwork required. 
Where do I go? Once you login to Banner Web, select Student & Financial Aid > Financial Aid > My Eligibility > Aid Year (for the school year you are checking).

 Important Dates

  • September 19, 2018: Alternate payment
  • September 30, 2018: Last day to submit SAP Appeal for the fall 2018 term
  • October 3, 2018: Alternate payment
  • October 17, 2018: EOPS/CARE, alternate payment
  • October 18, 2018: Last day to file for an Associate Degree for fall 2018
  • October 19, 2018: Final drop date: last day to drop full-term classes with a "W" on transcripts and no refund
  • October 31, 2018: Second Pell payment, SEOG, alternate payment
  • November 12, 2018: Veteran's Day Holiday - NO CLASSES - OFFICES CLOSED
  • November 15, 2018: Alternate payment
Last Updated: 9/13/2018 11:36 AM