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

We are OPEN during the SUMMER!!  
Office Hours through August 7, 2015:
Monday - Thursday 7:30 am - 4:45 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 11:15 am
  

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


***Important!  Find out how to maintain financial aid eligibility here***

Financial Aid Facts - PLEASE READ

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 Updates

 

NEW!! FSA ID's

The FSA ID has replaced the Federal Student Aid PIN and must be used to login to certain U.S. Department of Education websites.  This includes the FAFSA application, studentloans.gov, and the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) to name a few. Please click below for steps on how to create your new FSA ID.


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 application was received and if there is additional paperwork required. 

If it does not give you the option to check your status, please verify that your FAFSA application was processed by going to www.fafsa.gov.  It is your responsibility to make sure all required documentation has been submitted!

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).
 

 Additional Resources

 
 

 Important Dates

 

  • July 1, 2015: Summer Alternate Payment 
  • July 3, 2015: Independence Day Holiday - All Offices Closed
  • July 15, 2015: Summer Loans & Make-up Awards
  • July 29, 2015: Summer Alternate Payment 
  • July 31, 2015: Last Day to turn in 2014-2015 Board of Governors Fee Waiver
  • August 17, 2015: First Day of Fall Semester
  • August 21, 2015: First Pell Payment
  • August 26, 2015: Alternate Payment 
  • August 30, 2015: Last Day to Drop Full Term Classes with a Refund and no "W"
Last Updated: 7/9/2015 3:25 PM