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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2017-2018 FAFSA/Dream Act Application Filing Open October 1st!

The window to apply for financial aid for the 2017-2018 school year (fall 2017, spring 2018, and summer 2018) has been moved up to October 1, 2016.  You may go to www.fafsa.gov or to https://dream.csac.ca.gov/ to apply for financial aid starting the first day of October.  You will need to have 2015 income information with you along with parent information, if applicable.  Please contact our office if you have any questions.

COS Debit Card now by Bank Mobile VIBE

All Higher One accounts used for financial aid disbursements will transition to Bank Mobile VIBE.  This will not cause any changes to your account number, bank card, or PIN.  For more information, visit our debit card page.

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

  • September 14, 2016:  Alternate Payment Date
  • September 28, 2016: Alternate Payment Date & First Loan Payment
  • September 30, 2016: Last Day to turn in Fall 2016 SAP Appeal
  • October 1, 2016:  2017-2018 FAFSA/Dream Act Application Filing Starts
  • October 13, 2016:  Alternate Payment Date, EOPS/CARE, and Loans
  • October 21, 2016:  Last Day to Drop Full-Term Classes with a "W" and No Refund
  • October 26, 2016: Second Pell Payment, SEOG, and Loans
  • October 31, 2016:  Last Day to turn in Fall 2016 Loan Request
  • November 2, 2016:  Alternate Payment Date & Loans
  • November 11, 2016:  Veterans' Day Holiday - NO CLASSES; OFFICES CLOSED
Last Updated: 10/3/2016 2:35 PM