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

Financial Aid Facts - PLEASE READ

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Summer & Fall Appeals

Financial Aid Summer/Fall Appeal form is now available!  Appeal form is available on our forms pageAppeals will be accepted starting Monday, May 2nd.

Fall 2016 BOG Fee Waiver Changes

Effective for the 2015-2016 academic year, students will lose eligibility for the Board of Governors Fee Waiver beginning in the fall 2016 term if they have two consecutive primary terms (summer term not included) of not meeting academic and/or progress standards. For more information, please read brochure below.

Fall 2016 BOG Fee Waiver Changes



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).

 Important Dates

  • April 20, 2016:  Alternate Payment Date, Loans
  • May 4, 2016:  Alternate Payment Date, Loans
  • May 13-19, 2016:  Spring Final Exams
  • May 18, 2016:  Alternate Payment Date, Loans
  • May 19, 2016:  Last Day of Spring Semester
Last Updated: 4/29/2016 1:07 PM