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 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

  • June 6, 2017: Session 1: Last day for Add Codes and to Drop w/Refund and no "W"
  • June 13, 2017: First Summer Financial Aid Payment
  • June 19, 2017: Summer Session 1 Final Drop Date - "W" and No Refund
  • June 20, 2017: Session 2: Last day for Add Codes and to drop w/Refund and no "W"
  • June 27, 2017: Summer Alternate Payment Date
  • July 4, 2017: Independence Day Holiday - NO CLASSES & OFFICES CLOSED
  • July 6, 2017: Session 3: Last Day for Add Codes and to Drop w/Refund and no "W"
  • July 11, 2017: Summer Loans & Alternate Payment Date
  • July 12, 2017: Summer Session 2 Final Drop Date - "W" and No Refund
  • July 19, 2017: Summer Session 3 Final Drop Date - "W" and No Refund
  • July 25, 2017: Summer Alternate Payment Date

Last Updated: 6/1/2017 4:05 PM