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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Board of Governor's Fee Waiver is now the California College Promise Grant

Starting this 2018-2019 school year, the BOG Waiver has changed its name to the California College Promise Grant.  Eligibility requirements will remain the same.  If you have any questions, please call or stop by the financial aid office.

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

  • July 17, 2018: Last Day to Drop with a "W" and no refund for Summer Session 3
  • July 17, 2018: Alternate Payment for Summer
  • August 13, 2018: Fall Semester Begins
  • August 17, 2018: First Financial Aid Payment
  • August 23, 2018: Alternate Payment
  • August 26, 2018: Last Day to Drop Full-Term Classes with Refund and No "W"
  • August 29, 2018: Alternate Payment
  • September 3, 2018: Labor Day Holiday - NO CLASSES - Offices Closed
  • September 6, 2018: Alternate Payment, Cal Grant, SSCG
  • September 19, 2018: Alternate Payment


Last Updated: 7/17/2018 2:18 PM