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

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

Financial Aid Facts - PLEASE READ

Follow Federal Student Aid at:






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


  • 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"
  • September 2, 2015: Alternate Payment
  • September 7, 2015: Labor Day Holiday - NO CLASSES and OFFICES CLOSED
  • September 16, 2015: Alternate Payment
  • September 30, 2015: Alternate Payment
Last Updated: 8/24/2015 2:51 PM