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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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

  • October 18, 2017: Alternate Payment, EOPS/CARE
  • October 19, 2017: Last Day to File for an Associate Degree for Fall 2017
  • October 20, 2017: Last Day to Drop Full-Term Classes with a "W" on Transcript and No Refund
  • October 31, 2017: Last Day to turn in Fall 2017 Loan Request
  • November 1, 2017: Second Pell Payment, Alternate Payment 
  • November 8, 2017: Alternate Payment 
  • November 10, 2017: Veteran's Day Holiday - NO CLASSES; OFFICES CLOSED
  • November 16, 2017: Alternate Payment
  • November 20-24, 2017: Thanksgiving Day Holiday - NO CLASSES; OFFICES CLOSED NOVEMBER 22-24

Last Updated: 10/12/2017 9:14 AM