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: ​​

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New Federal Update

Starting with the 2017-2018 academic year, all nontax filers (with the exception of dependent students) and tax filers who received an extension but still have not filed their 2015 income tax return must provide a Verification of Non-filing Letter from the IRS using Form 4506-T or by registering to use Get Transcript Online to download and print the letter.  The letter needs to be dated on or after October 1, 2016.

2017-2018 FAFSA/Dream Act Application Income Information

You will still need to use 2015 income information for the 2017-2018 FAFSA/Dream Act applications. Please contact our office if you have any questions.

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

  • August 14, 2017: Fall Semester Begins
  • August 18, 2017: First Payment Date
  • August 23, 2017: Alternate Payment Date
  • August 27, 2017: Last Day to Drop Full-Term Classes with Refund and No "W"
  • August 30, 2017: Alternate Payment Date
  • September 4, 2017: Labor Day Holiday - NO CLASSES; OFFICES CLOSED
  • September 7, 2017: Alternate Payment Date, Cal Grant, FTSS

Last Updated: 7/27/2017 2:39 PM