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

  • January 2, 2018: Offices Open
  • January 15, 2018: Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday - NO CLASSES; OFFICES CLOSED
  • January 16, 2018: First Day of Spring Semester
  • January 22, 2018: First Financial Aid Payment
  • January 29, 2018: Last Day to Drop Full-Term Classes without "W" and Eligible for Refund
  • January 31, 2018: Alternate Payment 
  • February 7, 2018: Alternate Payment 
  • February 14, 2018: Alternate Payment, Cal Grant, FTSS Grant
  • February 28, 2018: Alternate Payment & Last Day to submit Spring 2018 SAP Appeal

Last Updated: 1/10/2018 3:58 PM