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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2018-19 Cal Grant Deadline Approaching

The 2018-19 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act application (CADAA) will need to be submitted by March 2, 2018, for Cal Grant consideration. Cal Grant also requires submission of a school-certified GPA by March 2, 2018.  Please check with the financial aid office for further details.

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

  • February 14, 2018: Alternate Payment, Cal Grant, FTSS Grant
  • February 28, 2018: Alternate Payment & Last Day to submit Spring 2018 SAP Appeal
  • March 2, 2018: 2018-19 Cal Grant Deadline for New/Transferring Students
  • March 7, 2018: Alternate Payment 
  • March 21, 2018: Alternate Payment and EOPS/CARE
  • March 23, 2018: Final Date to Drop Full Term Classes with a "W" and No Refund
  • March 26-30, 2018: Spring Break - NO CLASSES; Offices Open March 26-28 Only
  • March 31, 2018: Last Day to submit Spring 2018 Loan Request
  • April 6, 2018: Alternate Payment Date

Last Updated: 2/13/2018 11:01 AM